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Outer Banks of NC



Kitty Hawk

Nags Head

Bodie Island

Oregon Inlet








Kill Devil Hills




Hatteras Inlet

Cape Point

If local history and color is what you are looking for then you're at the right place.

Hatteras Tours travels famous Highway 12 from Duck to Ocracoke visiting the top landmarks and most exciting attractions that the Outer Banks has to offer.  The informative and entertaining commentary by your local guide will have you wanting more when the trip is over.



Discover the unique maritime history, heritage, culture and tradition of Hatteras & Ocracoke on North Carolina’s Outer Banks with noted island author, historian and storyteller, Danny Couch.

Meet Your Guide

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Hello from Hatteras

I'm Danny Couch, a lifelong resident of Hatteras Island and the Outer Banks.


As a youngster, I used to ride around the island with my dad and our dog, "Caesar," in the ol' jeep. My big ears picked up all sorts of great stories at the tale-end of the good-old days - before cell phones, video games, and satellite TV - when people actually talked with each other.


In high school, I was an editor of our national award-winning scholastic magazine, Sea Chest, that got us out of class to interview and photograph the old-timers and the fascinating lives they led.


I graduated from the writing program at East Carolina University and went to work in the newspaper business for 10 years before it got sour with me, and moved back home to paradise. I wrote a history column here for almost nineteen years, reading everything I could get my hands on and talking to hundreds of Outer Bankers.


I've saved those stories for you. Come take the tours. They're all good. By time we're through, you'll be an Outer Banker too!



Danny Couch, an island raconteur, historian and storyteller with encyclopedic knowledge of the barrier islands history, maritime heritage, social traditions and more, is a buzzsaw of all things Outer Banks. It's like sitting in a coffee shop and hearing the locals chat...  CNN

Our coaches are spacious and air conditioned. All seats are high back and oriented for viewing.  The large tinted glass makes sightseeing a pleasure.  An intercom system with speakers scattered though out the coach takes all the strain out of listening to the tour guide.

In addition to the scheduled events, this coach is available for both Custom and Private tours.  From Corolla to Ocracoke and all points in between, give us a shout and we'll give you a quote.


Planning an event, reunion, group of friends, just want something to do with the family?  Let's get on the bus and ride.



 "It's the only way to go!"

Travel like a Rock Star while your tour patrons explore all the Outer Banks has to offer. I've been called one of the top step-on guides in North Carolina for 15 years running, and I'm passionate about motor coach travelers. From step-on guiding to complete receptive services, let's do this!





The Outer Banks is one of the rising stars in motor coach travel destinations in the United States.

           ...Marketplace official, The American Bus Association


Now THAT'S a tour guide!

           ...Greg S., Globetreks,


They fight over Danno!

           ...participant, National Tour Association

Mike Kelly, famed Outer Banks restaurateur and North Carolina treasure, greets Spectrum Tours of Michigan.

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