Things to Do in Corolla, NC: Wild Horses

The herd of Corolla, NC, wild horses sets the town apart from other Outer Banks destinations. Their origins here are attributed to the Colonial Spanish Mustangs that initially came to the Outer Banks 500 years ago. In the centuries they’ve lived on these islands, the herd has evolved into a species that relies on the Outer Banks’ distinctive environment. The Corolla, NC, wild horses are managed by the Corolla Wild Horse Fund, which preserves, studies and administers care and rehabilitation to the horses. They also run programs and activities that educate the public about these horses’ history and proper ways to coexist with the herd today. See the horses in their natural habitat with a wild horse tour – by far the most popular thing to do in Corolla, NC. During this Outer Banks adventure, knowledgeable guides lead safari-style vehicles into the off-road area north of N.C. Highway 12. In this experience tour-goers see the horses grazing in the marsh, galloping in the surf and playing on the beach. 

Back Beach Wild Horse Tours

Horses & Horse Tours in Corolla, NC
817 B Ocean Trail, N.C. Highway 12, Corolla
(252) 453-6141

Back Beach Wild Horse Tours' highly trained staff has a great reputation for being entertaining and informative. Their tours last two hours and incorporate quite a bit of local history to complement the sightseeing while showering you with interesting lore. In the four-wheel-drive area you’ll see the Corolla wild horses grazing in their natural habitat and the occasional deer and surfing dolphins. Back Beach tours are given in safari-style,... read more

Back Beach Wild Horse Tours' highly trained staff has a great reputation for being entertaining and... read more

Back Country Wild Horse Safari

Horses & Horse Tours in Corolla, NC
Meet at Corolla Light Town Center, 1109 Ocean Trail, Corolla
(252) 453-0877

Scott Trabue’s Wild Horse Safari is an off-road eco-adventure that will deliver you and your family directly to the wild Spanish mustangs that have thrived on the northern Outer Banks for nearly 500 years. Your naturalist guide will carry you in custom open-air Safari Cruisers through 30 miles of beaches, dune and back-country sand lanes to discover the Outer Banks’ unique wildlife. Shore life including... read more

Scott Trabue’s Wild Horse Safari is an off-road eco-adventure that will deliver you and your... read more

Bob's Wild Horse Tours

Horses & Horse Tours in Corolla, NC
817-B Ocean Trail, Highway 12, Corolla
(252) 453-8602

Bob White is a legend in the horse tour business. He and his highly trained staff have been offering tours since 1996 with a great reputation for being both entertaining and informative. Bob’s tours last two hours and incorporate quite a bit of local history and interesting lore to complement the sightseeing. In the four-wheel-drive area you’ll see the horses grazing in their natural habitat, often along with... read more

Bob White is a legend in the horse tour business. He and his highly trained staff... read more

Corolla Wild Horse Museum

Horses & Horse Tours in Corolla, NC
1130 E. Corolla Village Road, Corolla
(252) 453-8002

Corolla Wild Horse Fund's museum, gift shop and offices are located in Corolla Village. Visit them to discover the fascinating history and legacy of the Banker strain of Colonial Spanish Mustangs. Mustangs were brought to the Outer Banks nearly 500 years ago and their descendants are still with us today, although this hardy, majestic breed is now highly endangered. The whole family can learn about... read more

Corolla Wild Horse Fund's museum, gift shop and offices are located in Corolla Village. Visit... read more

Corolla Wild Horse Tours

Horses & Horse Tours in Corolla, NC
1210 Ocean Trail, Corolla
(252) 207-0511

Corolla Wild Horse Tours has been guiding tours to Corolla’s horse country — the four-wheel-drive-only beaches north of Corolla — since 1996. With these experienced and knowledgeable guides, you can sit back and enjoy a comfortable, family-oriented tour. This company uses 15-passenger, open-air safari-style trucks that are safe for any age, including kids in car seats. Along the trip, your guide will tell you about... read more

Corolla Wild Horse Tours has been guiding tours to Corolla’s horse country — the four-wheel-drive-only... read more