2-Hour Guided Outer Banks Wild Horse Tour
Take a guided tour of a little known secret in the Outer banks of North Carolina. People associate the outer banks with camping, fishing and relaxing on the beach. However, there are inhabitants that are related to the very first settlers of the area. Wild horses living in the outer banks, are direct descendants of horses brought over by the Spanish in the early 15th century. Although there is no link of which Spaniard brought them over as, no one knows for sure, but conclusively they are the descendants of the original group.
Spend a couple hours driving along the beaches in an open air vehicle that accommodates up to 12 people. See the horses in their natural habitats, grazing, frolicking in the water, or just people watching. The tour guide takes you through the 7500 acre sanctuary of the horses. You will go through a canopy forest, out on to beach, the Lewark property, and see the historic coast guard station.
Tours are offered from 10:30AM to 6:00PM. You are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather, and bring along your own snacks and beverages. The cost for the tour is as follows, 13 and up are $50.00, under 13 is $25.00. All ages are encouraged and welcome, however those under four or less than 45 pounds will need to bring a car seat. A portion of all proceeds goes towards land protection for the horses, and to offset carbon footprint left by the vehicles used for tours. Make sure you set aside some time for this unique memorable tour.
Departs from 1148 Ocean Trail in Corolla North Carolina several times daily throughout the year;
Custom open air vehicles (weather permitting) as well as enclosed climate controlled vehicles are available. A maritime forest, The Wild Horse Reserve, the Lewark property as well as a historic Coast Guard station are some of the sites visited with the Wild Horse Conservation area being the highlight. Patrons are encouraged to dress for the season as we run year round! Restroom facilities are available on the tour, and
we also encourage water and/or snacks for the 2 hour outing. Reservations required; please call for same day reservations.
Children 12 and under ride 1/2 price, and we welcome all ages!
Pickup & Return:
Corolla Outback Adventures.
- Friendly and professional horse guide
Does not include:
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult;
- Adult pricing applies to all travelers 13 years if age and older;
- Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
- Children 4 years old or 45 pounds or less must bring a car seat. There is a limited number of car seat spaces available.
- Not wheelchair accessible