Legends & Lore of the Sea

Tour Description

Beaufort’s captivating maritime history spans over 300 years – from tales about the pirate Blackbeard to its use as a port in the 18th century for Spanish and French sailing ships. Enjoy the lure of the sea and the wonderful stories of confederate spies, pirates, privateers, seafarers that make up the rich history of this seaport town. You’ll hear about the military war heroes and early sea captains that became historic legends.

The Beaufort historic district was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. There are about 285 historic homes in the district; of these, over 150 boasts plaques awarded to home at least 100 years old, dating back to the late 1700s. We’ll share stories from what really happened inside the walls of some of those homes.

Legends & Lore of the Sea is limited to eight (8) participants on a bike tour and fifteen (15) participants for a walking tour.

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:  Daily – 6 p.m., Rain, or shine. Advanced reservations only! Schedules are subject to change.

Prefer a different time? Use our Create a Tour option.

Availability: March 1 – October 15, and year-round in daylight hours. Available Year-Round as a Bike or Walking Tour.

Minimum: No minimum.  Single tours welcome.

Duration: 1 to 1¼ hours.

Fee: $20 per person, inclusive. Includes local guide, taxes, and bike rental.

Ages: Bike Tours: 15 yrs. old & up (teenagers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and able to ride our adult-size bikes). Walking Tours: All ages. Strollers and wheelchairs welcome. Private tours, at no additional fee, can be arranged for groups or families. 

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

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“I did my second tour with Hungry Town… This time my mom and sister joined me for the Legends and Lore Tour with Betsy! As always, Hungry Town did not disappoint!”
— TripAdvisor customer


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