An Insider’s Look at the Outer Banks Dolphins

By Hannah Lee Leidy | Thursday, July 2, 2020

People flock to Captain Johnny’s Dolphin Tours for the opportunity to see dolphins playing, mating and even birthing in Roanoke Sound. And over the course of the two-hour tour, guests find the cruise not only fulfills their dolphin desires, but it also deepens their appreciation for the surrounding marshland, maritime forest, dunes and estuarine environments. Passengers love the sightseeing trip, but it’s the entertaining and knowledgeable guide, Captain Stuart Wescott, who makes the experience truly unforgettable. As a ninth-generation Outer Banks local, Captain Stuart knows these waters and the dolphins’ habits, and his playful personality pairs well with his savvy for the flora and fauna. He holds more than 25 years of experience with piloting people around the Roanoke Sound on a quest to glimpse bottlenose dolphins and explore the surrounding environment’s beauty.

With morning, afternoon and sunset tours, you can discover the Outer Banks’ beauty at all times of day. All ages of family members delight in the experience aboard the Captain Johnny, and for many, it becomes an Outer Banks tradition that they look forward to repeating each summer.

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About the Author Hannah Lee Leidy
Hannah Lee is a fiction and creative nonfiction writer living on the Outer Banks. She graduated from Kenyon College in Ohio with a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing. Traveling is her passion, but nowhere ever feels as much like home as the Outer Banks. When not planning her next trip or adventure, Hannah Lee loves aimless drives down the Beach Road, spending copious amounts of time in coffee shops and reading every short story collection she gets her hands on.