We caught up with Lara Beaudoin with Topsail Tiki Tours to find out more about the unique and fun opportunities they offer!
How long has Tiki Tours been in business?
Owners Captain James Ross and fiancé Lara Beaudoin started with just the Tiki Time Pontoon in 2014 and added the Tiki Queen to the fleet in the 2017 season.
What is your favorite part about working for Tiki Tours?
Honestly the people we meet! Nothing better than hearing what a great time everyone had on one of our tours or private charters.
How do most people describe their Tiki Tour experience?
We get lots of 5 STAR reviews! Lately we’ve been getting a lot of people who have been coming to the island for over 20 years who normally just go to the beach. They all say they can’t believe what they’ve been missing all these years when they see our beautiful Intracoastal waterway, the sand bars and the other barrier islands like Lea-Hutaff Island! Not to mention all our birds and sealife we see along the way!
Although we are approaching “off season” are you still booking holiday, birthday & wedding parties?
Yes, as long as one of our Captains is available we can still run private tours and parties on either boat. The Tiki Time Pontoon is for 6 passengers maximum per Coast Guard regulations and the Tiki Queen Paddlewheel is a 49 passenger vessel.
How would you describe a shelling tour, would you say they are the most popular?
Our 3 or 4 hour trips to Lea-Hutaff Island for swimming and shelling are very popular but folks love our History Nature Tour and Sunset Party cruises on the Tiki Queen Paddlewheel boat too!
Want to take a Tiki Tour?412 Roland Avenue / Surf City, NC 28445, United States /910-262-7355 (Lara) / 910-650-3223 (Captain James) or visit tikitoursnc.com