Explore Corolla On A Guided Tour

June 15, 2023

When you arrive in Corolla for your summer vacation, you’ll find there’s so much to see. We like to think we are the best kept secret in North Carolina’s Outer Banks, and if you explore on your own you might overlook a few hidden treasures. A guided tour led by one of our experts is a great way to discover the full natural beauty of our beaches.

On the sea or on the sand, these tours show you the best of Currituck County. Our friendly guides know exactly where to take you for a grand adventure. Be sure to book well in advance so you have your desired tour time during your stay in Corolla. Reservations are open now for the following tours:

Wild Horse Tours

While 4×4 vehicles are allowed on our beaches, and some visitors drive out to search for our beautiful Wild Mustangs, we recommend taking a tour. Wild horse tour guides know where to find the horses’ favorite places to relax and play, and this way you can leave the driving to somebody else.

Guided horse tours are typically for all ages and average two hours. Passengers ride either in open-air vehicles like Hummers or other large SUVs. Consult the tour company you wish to book with regards to pricing, group rates, cancellation policies and accommodations for small children and guests with disabilities. Don’t forget your camera!

ATV Tours

All-terrain vehicles lend a special touch of adventure to a beach tour. Corolla Jeep Adventures offers a two-hour ATV tour through private acreage designed for an exciting ride. Explore dips and dunes and specially forged trails, and you may even spot a few of the Wild Mustangs on your trip. These tours are open to riders 10 and up, but drivers must be 21.

Tours On the Water

Kayaking, paddleboards, jet skis, wave runners, sunset cruises… there are many ways to enjoy the ocean and Currituck Sound this summer. If you’re bringing your own craft this summer, you can put in at designated spots in Corolla and the mainland. For guided tours or charters, check out Coastal Explorations, Corolla Water Sports and North Beach Watersports for your next adventure.

Historic Corolla Tours

Visitors to Corolla can reserve a tour of the beautifully restored Whalehead, the 1920s Art Nouveau-style mansion turned museum. Call ahead at 252-453-9040 to book a guided tour or one of the specialty Legends, Lore, and Ghost Tours happening this summer.

While in Historic Corolla, be sure to set aside some time to climb the Currituck Beach Lighthouse and visit the lighthouse museum. Historic Corolla is also home to our signature summer events, including our upcoming Under the Oaks Art Festival and Independence Day Celebration, our Wednesday Corolla Cork & Craft and Cornhole Tournaments, and our Thursday morning Yoga in the Park classes.

For an updated virtual guide to Corolla and the Currituck Outer Banks, download our free Corolla OBX App and stay up to date on the best places to eat, shop and have fun on your vacation.