FAQs

Purchase your hunt online, and be sure to enter the mobile number at checkout that you will be using to play the game. You will receive the starting text message at this phone number. When ready to start, text “OK” to the phone number provided. You will receive 10 clues in numerical order. You must solve each clue to move on to the next. Respond with the correct answer to move forward. If at any point you need help or get stuck, just send in the word “HINT”. We provide 3 hints per clue.

That’s easy — solve the 10 clues! Do it in the fastest time with the fewest hints and you might just find yourself atop the leaderboard!

OBX Treasure Hunters™ know (almost) no limits! You can play these games at any time, however Wright Brothers Memorial and Jockey’s Ridge do have hours we have to be mindful of. Please double-check park hours before starting at those two locations.

Each adventure is designed to last about an hour, but remember this can be a timed competition (if you dare!)

Email [email protected]. Provide the mobile number you want to use and we will send you the code.

The starting code expires after 4 weeks. The timed treasure hunt begins when you send the starting code text message.
Pricing is set up per mobile phone. If you wanted to have a group of 10 and only use 1 phone that is fine. If you want to play solo that is also fine.

No, we have a no refund policy. Sorry.

Any phone that can receive SMS messaging will work!
Yes, each location allows dogs but they must be on leashes no longer than 6 feet.
The game is designed for ages 13 and up. We encourage players under 18 to compete with parental approval or guidance.

Each location has different starting locations and you can begin anywhere. Since you were smart enough to look in the FAQ page here are some helpful hints.

Manteo: Waterfront pier near the Roanoke Island Inn

Wright Brothers Memorial: Ground level near the base of the hill

Jockey’s Ridge: Entrance that enters through the sand at the main parking lot

Duck: Main parking lot near the duck pond

Whalehead: Main parking lot facing the Whalehead House, big and yellow, you can’t miss it

Of course! We encourage you to play all locations. After playing please feel free to brag to everyone that you know the Outer Banks best.

Please allow 24 hours. If you don’t see it after 24 hours, email [email protected].