Carolina Dunes: Discover Wright Brothers' Flying Legacy With a Self-Guided Audio Tour
7 Ratings
Nags Head
Discover the Wright Brothers' flying legacy on a self-guided audio tour of Carolina Dunes. Explore the North Carolina seashore where history was made and visit the Wright Brothers National Memorial and more.
Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Whalebone Junction Information Center - Outer Banks Visitors Bureau - Welcome to The Outer Banks and Carolina Sand Dunes! This tour is packed with breathtaking nature, historic shipwrecks, and epic first flights. So let’s get going!
What's Included
  • Offline GPS Map & route available without cell signal or wifi.
  • Downloadable Tour Guide App with access link and password.
  • Flexible usage any day, any time, with no expiration.
  • One purchase covers the whole car, offering savings over bus tours.
What's Not Included
  • Attraction passes, entry tickets, or reservations
Additional Information

Embark on a self-driven journey through the Carolina Dunes, and take a leap back in time to the days of the Wright Brothers’ first flight. Discover how bicycle repairmen evolved into the inventors of the first airplanes, and understand why their predecessors couldn’t quite reach their level of success. Explore the enchanting seascapes of North Carolina, where these historic flights took place, and visit significant landmarks like the Wright Brothers National Memorial and the workshop where their initial model was built. Cap your tour with breathtaking views at the Curittuck Beach Lighthouse and Corolla Beach.

In less than half an hour, we will provide you with a unique password and a specialized application. After downloading the application and entering the password, you can then proceed to download the tour. Once on location, initiate the application, follow the given instructions, and enjoy the tour as per our carefully planned route for an optimal experience.

Benefit from limitless availability — the tour can be availed anytime after booking, with no expiry date!

Please note this does not include tickets to attractions along the tour’s path. Confirm the operational hours before visiting.

  • 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
(7 Ratings)
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May 21, 2024
Great for the parents & kids who love history - We went on this tour with our 9 year old boy and 13 year girl. They were semi bored during the tour, but my husband and I absolutely loved it. The tour was so informative, I loved how the facts popped up through the GPS as you drove past the area, and I learned so much. My daughters, 7y & 8y, complained the entire time during the tour and it definitely not age appropriate for them. Next time, my husband and I will enjoy alone together.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Apr 27, 2024
Great place - Awe inspiring place! Mind-boggling how all the development transpired. Learned a lot. The walking was therapeutic on a beautiful day. Getting to the top of the hill was terrific.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Mar 21, 2024
Enjoying the Outer Banks - N/A ... enjoyed the whole self guided driving tour from Viatour Would recommend it to our family and friends
Review provided by Viator
Mar 9, 2024
Great concept - I enjoyed hearing the history between the towns in outer Banks, NC. I stopped at a few of the places to take pictures. Overall, it was worth buying it on Groupon
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Jun 14, 2024
Phone number shared - I was not all that impressed. There is no starting point although information is nice just not organized well. The main reason for the one star is the amount of spam calls received after buying the audio tour. Not cool
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Apr 1, 2024
Bad day - I never could get the app to work for me so it was a waste of money.i got frustrated and angry it was a bad day.
Review provided by Viator
Mar 28, 2024
Didn't work - This audio tour can NOT be done when driving solo, and maybe not at all. First, I don't know how you think this is syncing with driving. "now on your left . . ." when I was not anywhere near that. The map interface did not work at all, so I had to keep entering addresses in my gps, and every time I hit the smallest bump the program would skip to the last segment. I understand that this may not be the fault of the program, it isn't a record, but it made it extra hard to stay on pace with it and I gave up.
Review provided by Viator
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up to 4 guests
July 2024