Cape Hatteras National Seashore Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour: Explore North Carolina's Outer Banks
3 Ratings
Nags Head
Embark on a captivating self-guided audio driving tour along Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina's Outer Banks. Discover the rich history, stunning scenery, and unique marine wonders of this remote island paradise.
Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Whalebone Junction Information Center - Outer Banks Visitors Bureau - Welcome to The Outer Banks and Cape Hatteras National Seashore! This stretch of picturesque coastline is packed with stories of lost colonists, shifting sands, and of course… pirate ghosts! So let’s get started!
What's Included
  • One purchase per car saves money over per person costs.
  • Offline GPS map and route available, no cell or wifi needed.
  • Includes download link and password for the Tour Guide App.
  • Flexible schedule allows use any day, any time, and does not expire.
What's Not Included
  • Attraction passes, entry tickets, or reservations
Additional Information

Embark on a fascinating journey across the Cape Hatteras National Seashore with this North Carolina Outer Banks self-guided tour. Plunge into a rich historical tapestry, from stories of the Lost Colony to the famous pirate Blackbeard while admiring breathtaking seaside landscapes. Visit the grand Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, discover the unique marine marvels of Pamlico Sound, and much more. The tour concludes at the Hatteras Ferry, leaving you the option to continue your adventure on the secluded island of Ocracoke. The barrier islands await your exploration!

  • How to access: Once you book a tour, you’ll get a confirmation email with instructions. Follow the instructions right away: • Download the separate app • Enter the password • Download the tour • MUST DO while in strong wifi/cellular.
  • How to start the tour: Open Action’s separate audio tour guide app once onsite. • If there is just one tour, launch it. • If multiple tour versions exist, launch the one with your planned starting point and direction. • Go to the starting point. (Note: no one will meet you at the start. This tour is self-guided). • The audio will begin automatically at the starting point. If you face audio issues, visit the FAQ. • Stick to the tour route & speed limit for the best experience.
  • Amazing Savings: why pay for an expensive, crowded, and limited bus tour — priced per person! — when you can have ONE amazing audio guide on your OWN phone for your WHOLE group?
  • Flexibility and Convenience: • Use the tour app anytime, on any day, and over multiple days. It’s perfect for tailoring your exploration and revisiting your favorite spots on future trips. • Start and pause the tour whenever you like, taking breaks and exploring side excursions at your own pace, free from the constraints of a group.
  • Comprehensive Tour Experience: •The app provides a full itinerary, travel tips, narrated audio stories, scripts, images, videos, and recommendations for additional activities. • Enjoy a private experience without the crowds, ideal for personalized stops and photo opportunities.
  • Ease of Use and Accessibility: • The app is hands-free and activates stories via GPS, offering support through call, chat, or email. • There is no need for a continuous cell or Wi-Fi connection as the GPS map works offline.
  • Memorable Keepsakes: • Utilize the app’s images to create a photo book or share on social media, ensuring you have high-quality, crowd-free memories from your trip.
  • Preparation: • After booking, download the app and the tour using a strong Wi-Fi connection. • Review the tour at home before your trip for a better experience.
  • Starting the Tour: • Open the app upon arrival at your destination. • Select the appropriate tour based on your starting point. • Head to the starting location; the audio will begin automatically. • Follow the suggested route and adhere to the speed limit for an optimal experience. • By following these instructions and taking advantage of the app’s features, users can enjoy a personalized, flexible, and in-depth exploration of their destination at their own pace and convenience.
Whalebone Junction Information Center - Outer Banks Visitors Bureau
Cape Hatteras National Park Road
After booking the tour, search your email for the phrase "Set up your self-guided tour now." Follow these instructions NOW to finish setting up the tour while you have Wi-Fi/data. Do NOT wait until you are onsite.
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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Jun 22, 2024
The App started as we... - The App started as we came into each new area. We appreciated the explanations of what was available in the area, the history and legends, advice on activities that we hadn't heard of. It really enriched our time tremendously. We highly recommend this.
Review provided by Viator
Mar 25, 2024
Glad we booked this! - This was a great way to learn about the geography and history of the area while driving to points of interest. We really enjoyed this audio tour!
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Apr 15, 2024
Part great and part lack of information. - When the program worked, it was excellent. The voice was clear and gave lots of interesting information. However, we had to stop for a one lane delay for about 15 minutes and it didn't work again until we were able to get lucky. I know I missed several because coming back I got some new ones I hadn't heard before. Then I tried to switch from the SOUTH one I took and move to the NORTH one but it would let me without the password. I had the password at the hotel on my computer. I came back for that and it didn't help. Then I called and got a nice person with an Indian accent who said I only had one direction for $15. That was a surprise so I just looked again and at the initial information can't find anything that says I bought one direction. The only reason I put #3 for this review is that the information given is so good. But I had planned to do the North route this afternoon and now, it is way to late and I have to leave tomorrow.
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up to 4 guests
July 2024