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Beach Shuttle beginning Wed, May 2, 2018

MEGA Truck Land Transportation Schedule

 Don't miss out! Catch a ride with us across the Cape on our new MEGA TRUCK Beach Shuttle as you learn about the rich history and ecology of Cape Lookout on this fully narrated tour from the lighthouse to Cape Lookout point. At the point you can watch the nesting shorebirds, collect larger shells, fish, or just relax on this gorgeous island!  Only $13 per person. Based upon a first come, first serve basis.


Departs from Cape Lookout Lighthouse to the point:

  • First departure is at 9:30 am and then EVERY HOUR*.

Departs from the point to Cape Lookout Lighthouse:

    • Starting at 10:00 am and then every hour on demand or by reservation*.
    • Trip minimums apply
    • Last pickup will be at 5:00 pm
    • $13.00 per person 
    • Ages 3 and under are FREE



    Call (252)728-RIDE (7433) To Book Your Trip

            Today's Schedule

    We are the ONLY ferry service authorized to drop off at Cape Lookout and Shackleford Banks!

    UPDATE: Due to high winds, we will not be sailing out of Beaufort & Harkers Island on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.

    Our Spring Schedule begins March 1, with daily trips running every hour.  Our "Combo Trip" is now availiable to book.  Depart from Harkers Island Ferry Gateway and visit both Cape Lookout and Shackleford Banks in one day.  

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    BEAUFORT to SHACKLEFORD BANKS: Departing Beaufort at 9:00 am, 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm & 4:00 pm. Return pickups are at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm & 4:30 pm.

    HARKERS ISLAND to SHACKLEFORD BANKS (East End) and/or CAPE LOOKOUT:  Departing Harkers Island at 9:15 am, 10:15 am, 11:15 am, 12:15 pm, 1:15 pm, 2:15 pm, 3:15 pm, 4:15 pm.  Return pickups are at 9:45 am, 10:45 am, 11:45 am, 12:45 pm, 1:45 pm, 2:45 pm, 3:45 pm, 4:45 pm.