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Beach Shuttle 

Land Transportation Schedule

 Don't miss out! Catch a ride with us across the Cape on our 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 $10 per person. Based upon a first come, first serve basis.

Departs from Cape Lookout Lighthouse to the point:

BEACH SHUTTLES ARE NO LONGER RUNNING AND WILL RESUME IN APRIL 2018.

  • First departure is at 9:30 am and then every half hour Tuesday through Sunday.

Departs from the point to Cape Lookout Lighthouse:

    • Starting at 10:00 am and then every half 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

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    Today's Schedule

    Ferries will not be sailing on Tuesday, April 24th, out of Harkers Island and Beaufort, due to high winds.

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

    BE PREPARED!!! Our NEW Land Beach Shuttle MEGA TRUCKS are almost ready to begin the season.... 

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    BEAUFORT to SHACKLEFORD BANKS

    Departing Beaufort every half hour beginning at 8:30 am

    From
    HARKERS ISLAND to SHACKLEFORD BANKS (East End) or CAPE LOOKOUT:

     Departing Harkers Island every half hour beginning at 8:15 am