We would like to Thank all of our wonderful customers for helping to make Island Express Ferry Service # 1 of Things to Do in Beaufort on TripAdvisor!!

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!

    We will be sailing      1/19-1/21. 

    Due to the Government shutdown, there are no restroom facilities at the Harkers Island location.

    Please note our revised Winter Schedule from 12/1/18 - 2/28/19.  We will be sailing weekends only except for 1/21 and 2/14 - 2/28 at which times we will be sailing daily. Departures are at 9am, 11am & 1pm from Beaufort & Harkers Island. Return pick-ups are at 11:30am, 1:30pm & 3:30pm

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    BEAUFORT to SHACKLEFORD BANKS: Departing Beaufort every hour at 9:00 am

    HARKERS ISLAND to SHACKLEFORD BANKS (East End) or CAPE LOOKOUT:  Departing Harkers Island every hour beginning at 9:15 am