The Wild Horses of Corolla are one of several wild herds along the coast of North Carolina. They roam freely in the 4-Wheel-Drive area which begins at the end of Route 12 (around Milepost 13) in Corolla and extends 12 miles further up along the beach to the border between North Carolina and Virginia.
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Most tours take about two hours and travel the 4-wheel drive beach where the horses roam freely in small herds. All visitors must stay at least 50 feet away from the horses at all times and the beach speed limit within 300 feet of other persons or animals is 15 mph.
Corolla Wild Horse Fund
The only official, 501(c)3 nonprofit charity that serves at the "protector of the Wild Horses." Their mission is to protect, conserve, and responsibly manage the herd of wild Colonial Spanish Mustangs roaming freely on the northernmost Currituck Outer Banks, and to promote the continued preservation of this land as a permanent sanctuary for horses designated as the State Horse and defined as a cultural treasure by the state of North Carolina. They offer 3 types of tours for visitors, personally narrated by knowledgeable guides. (252) 453-8002; Address: 520 Old Stoney Rd, Corolla, NC
Back Beach Wild Horse Tours
View the wild horses in an open safari-style vehicle. Located in the Corolla Light Town Center, tours are safe for all ages, even for small children in car seats. Back Beach has large capacity vehicles with seating for up to 14 people. Trucks transition easily from beach driving to the network of sandy roads in the 4WD area. (252) 453-6141; Address: 1159-H Austin Street, Corolla, NC
Back Country Safari Tours
Located in Corolla Light Town Center, they offer a Wild Horse Safari or a Segway Tour in the 4WD area. Trained naturalists will provide you with an up-close look at this area's natural beauty. (252) 453-0877; Address: 1159 Austin Street, Corolla, NC
Bob's Wild Horse Tours
Embark on an unforgettable family adventure with a 2-hour wild horse tour. All tours are given in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle. Take advantage of this opportunity to experience the natural beauty of the northern beaches. (252) 453-8602; Address: 817-B Ocean Trail, Corolla, NC
Corolla Jeep Adventures
Load the crew into a custom safari truck for an off-road tour! Smell the ocean breeze as you travel on a 25-mile adventure. Learn local ecology, often overlooked by an untrained eye, from your guide and see wild horses, the rural beach communites, and a lot of nature. (252) 453-6899; Address: 1070 Ocean Trail, Corolla, NC
Corolla Outback Adventures
Located next to the Corolla Post Office, they have private access into the Wild Horse Conservation Easement, situated on secluded land this family-owned business donated as additional habitat area for the Colonial Spanish Mustangs. Experience a memorable 2-hour roundtrip in the 4WD area up to Carova Beach, filled with picturesque scenery, that will offer many photographic opportunities along the way. (252) 453-4484; Address: 1150 Ocean Trail, Corolla, NC
Corolla Wild Horse Tours
Their 15-passenger open safari-style truck are safe for any age and kids in car seats are always welcomed. Their expert tour narration will focus on the history of Corolla, the wild horses and the North Carolina Beaches. All tours come with a money back guarantee. (252) 207-0511; 1210 Ocean Trail, Corolla, NC
Wild Horse Adventure Tours [PD OBX Perk]
See the wild horses of Currituck in an entirely new way: cruise through the Corolla "outback" in an exclusive open-air Hummer tour. No two hours are ever the same so if you enjoy history, nature, and a quick-witted friendly guide, then prepare yourself for a fun and memorable adventure. (252) 489-2020; Address: 610 Currituck Clubhouse Drive, Corolla, NC