North Carolina Shrimp Tour

Tour Description

On the North Carolina Shrimp Tour, you’ll enjoy delicious samplings where the main dish is fresh local shrimp! Your local guide will share stories about Beaufort’s history, as you see the many ways that shrimp is prepared. You’ll also receive recipes paired with oils and vinegar to create their own shrimp dishes at home.

At the end of the tour, each couple will receive one pound bag of local shrimp from Fishtowne Seafood in Beaufort. Single participants receive one-half pound of shrimp.

Since its inception in 2004, Fishtowne has focused on buying local seafood harvested by local fishermen. The shrimp come wrapped in authentic fish net from the original Net House in Beaufort. Known locally as the Seine House, the nets were made in Beaufort. So, participants get to take home a small piece of Beaufort’s maritime history.

The North Carolina Shrimp Tour is limited to eight (8) participants, allowing for a more intimate and manageable group that offers you maximum enjoyment.

Open year-round, Hungry Town Tours offers several different award-winning walking, bike, culinary, and history tours. Winner, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. It’s the best way to see “America’s Favorite Town.”

Telephone Reservations Available 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Questions? Give us a call at (252) 648-1011

Tour Details

Days & Times: Monday through Saturday – Noon

Availability: Seasonal – Call for Details

Minimum: Four-person minimum.

Duration: 3 to 3¼ hour tour.

Fee: $75 per person, inclusive. Includes local guide, food samples, some non-alcoholic beverages, taxes, restaurant gratuities, and bike rental. Shrimps to go are included.

Ages: 21 yrs. old & up. Younger adults and children can be accommodated. Limited availability. Private tours, at no additional fee, can be arranged for groups or families.

​Location: Downtown Beaufort, historic district, and waterfront.

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“Hungry Town (Bike) Tours offers culinary tours — shrimp and oyster and more — bicycle tours around Beaufort. The three-hour rambles make a handful of stops, and might be the most fun way to sample and see the town.”
— 919 Magazine

“What a fun day on the Shrimp tour. The three restaurants were outstanding and we had a great variety of shrimp dishes. The shrimp we brought home were tasty and the netting they were wrapped in is a wonderful keepsake.”
— TripAdvisor customer

Fresh Local Seafood

Hungry Town Tours is proud to be a member of Carteret Catch. The non-profit organization’s mission is to sustain the livelihood and heritage of the Carteret County fishing industry through public marketing and education. Learn more when you take the North Carolina Shrimp Tour, and all other culinary tours.

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