Ghost Crab Quests
A crowd favorite for all ages
Our signature activity is one for the memory books
Ghost Crab quest is a guided nighttime beach activity focused on catching and releasing the beach’s quickest elusive nocturnal scavenger, the Ghost Crab! Enthusiastic and experienced guides will provide you with all the necessary skills and equipment to make sure you experience ghost crabs up close and personal. Driven by a passion for the natural environment, guides will help you safely catch these quick little creatures, and appreciate the important role they play in the ecosystem. Exciting for all ages, it’s an evening that’s sure to keep you on your toes. You might gain a sweat catching the little guys, but you’re guaranteed to gain buckets full of long-lasting memories.
Ghost Crab Quests Include:
1 & 1/2 hours of educational crab catching action.
All necessary equipment (nets, buckets, flashlights)
Knowledgeable and Unique Guides.
Equipment for up to 20 participants.
Experience Ghost Crab Quest
Tours are in full effect from Nags Head to Corolla.
Tours Start @ $15
Meeting Location Provided @ Checkout
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do you offer tours on Hatteras Island?
A: We can offer tours in Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton and Hatteras. However, there may be an additional charge depending on the group size. Please call us.
Q: Do you offer tours in the 4-wheel Drive area?
A: We do not offer tours in Corova (4-wheel drive area). Please call us to arrange a Private Tour at the northern end of Corolla.
Q: What do I need to Bring?
A: Footwear is recommended but not required.
Cameras or smartphones with cameras are fun, but remember, we are on the beach near the water's edge. Be CAREFUL. Water bottles are a good idea because catching crabs can build a sweat. Bring a towel. Although swimming is not allowed, it helps to have one to brush off sand.
Q: Are we going to eat the Ghost Crabs?
A: NO. Try and have dinner or a bite to eat before hand. Ghost Crabs are not typically eaten anywhere.
Q: Can I tip my Guide?
A: Tips are an excellent way for you to let a Guide know they did a good job, and they certainly appreciate the little bit of extra "dough." Tip away!
Q: Is there a charge to watch the action?
A: There is NO TAG-ALONG fee to watch the action. However, experience has shown adults enjoy the activity, sometimes more than the kids.
Q: Don't Ghost Crabs pinch!?
A: Ghost Crabs defend themselves with their strong claws. However, our Guides teach you how to use the equipment provided to safely (for you and the crab) catch these fast and powerful creatures.
Q: Are we going to get wet?
A: While swimming is NOT allowed, you may get your feet wet chasing a fleeting crab. Bring a towel.
Q: Can we have more than 20 Participants?
A: Yes, please call us and we can make it happen.