Experience natural treasures with a personalized guided tour of Topsail Island, North Carolina’s secluded barrier islands, sea grass meadows, backwater sounds, marshes, near-ocean waters. Two or three hour customized adventures are spent exploring barrier islands, shelling, dolphin watching, birding, clamming, cast netting, crabbing, with the family. Come take an ecology tour accompanied by your own USCG certified Captain from Lost Treasure Eco tours and get ready for an adventure that will help make your trip to Topsail Island a truly memorable one.


Dolphin Watching


North Carolina's 2.3 million acres of brackish waters and productive fish nursery areas offer prime habitat for bottlenose dolphins to live and raise their young. The waters around Topsail Island provide fantastic places to watch dolphins. The exhilaration and awe of seeing such beautiful wildlife surface nearby, glide along-side our boat or even sometimes jump completely out of the water during a Lost Treasure Ecotours dolphin watch is hard to match. When seas are calm, customers can even hear them come up, expel water, and breathe. During the summer these intelligent animals will take their young into backwater nursery areas, where food is abundant and predators scarce. During the fall and early winter dolphins will move out of our estuaries into the near-shore ocean waters, hunting the millions of fish migrating from North Carolina's shallow sounds. Customers are sometimes fortunate to see huge pods of these animals congregating to feed.

Book a Tour

Customize your adventure on a 20ft Carolina skiff!


Personalized 2 or 3 hour tours of sea grass meadows, backwater sounds, marshes & inner coastal islands & the Intercoastal Water Way!

What to Bring

While we provide what you'll need to explore, there are a few things you will need to bring.

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