Visitors to the Outer Banks know that the beach is the prime attraction. With miles of sand kissing the gentle waves of the Atlantic Ocean, and the prospect of great fishing and surfing, Dare County and Currituck County offer many fun possibilities for a vacation any time of year. One way to appreciate the beach and its beauty is with a self-guided Jeep tour.
Renting a Jeep to explore the Outer Banks allows visitors to see parts of the coastal area of North Carolina that otherwise might not be visited on foot. As the Outer Banks is situates far on the Eastern seaboard of the United States, there are a number of parts unable to be developed. However, these natural preserves are home to North Carolina’s enchanting wildlife – graceful, long-necked birds, colorful sea creatures, and the wild horses that have roamed in packs for centuries along the shores.
A Jeep rental allows visitors to traverse the rugged and compromising terrain surrounding the marshes and estuaries of the Outer Banks. Rental companies, too, provide maps and guides so the vehicles do not disturb the ecosystem. To keep the environment clean and safe for future visitors, most tour companies schedule rentals for certain times of the day so the beach is not overrun with vehicles. Sunset tours are especially popular as sightseers are granted a different view of the Outer Banks, when nocturnal animals like ghost crabs and foxes come out into the night to feed.
If you are considering a Jeep tour of the Outer Banks as part of your vacation, please remember that some companies may only operate during season, which usually starts in May and runs through late summer. Always check ahead with any company in advance and make a reservation. Pricing may vary according to the time of year. As these tours are a popular attraction, Jeeps may be booked rather quickly.