Ferry Destinations to Cape Lookout National Seashore

Shackleford Banks

Beaufort To Shackleford Banks

Enjoy this scenic 15-20 minute ferry ride to the west end of Shackleford Banks where you can go horse watching, shelling, fishing, birding, and camping.
What Our Customers Are Saying.

It was our daughter's first boat ride and that definitely did not disappoint. The captain even let her "drive" the boat which was a highlight for her. Shackleford was a great place to visit for a few hours.

 Tracey

Cape Lookout Lighthouse

Harkers Island To Cape Lookout Lighthouse

On this gorgeous 15-20 minute ferry ride to Cape Lookout you may catch a glimpse of the Shackleford Banks horses, bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles, and more! Enjoy the majestic Cape Lookout lighthouse, surf fishing, wide beaches, and the Beach Shuttle to get you to the best shelling on the eastern seaboard!
What Our Customers Are Saying.

Everything and everybody were amazing and knowledgeable.

R. Swann

Shackleford Banks

Harkers Island To Shackleford Banks (East End)

This approximately 15 minute ferry ride takes you to the east end of Shackleford Banks where you can enjoy captivating sights of the wild horses, explore for seashells, birds, and go camping with the view of the lighthouse in the distance.
What Our Customers Are Saying.

You guys are off to a GREAT start. This was my second trip in 2 weeks, with a grandson and everyone did a great job. They were very professional, knew what they were doing, stressed safety all the while being genuinely friendly -- if this keeps up, you should have a great season!

J. Taylor

Cape Lookout Lighthouse

Beaufort To Cape Lookout Lighthouse

This special 4 hour trip is a 45 minute ferry ride, on a 20-passenger skiff, during which you will enjoy the magnificence of nature’s panoramas. Once at Cape Lookout you are free to explore, enjoy, and relax for 2 1/2 hours before departing Cape Lookout to return to Beaufort. There will be sea spray as this is an open boat skiff. Prepare for adventure!

What Our Customers Are Saying.

this is an excellent ferry service and captain and first mate are very helpful. Best part was on way out to Cape Lookout our captain pulled close to shore by Shackleford Island. Showed us the wild horses and let us take pictures. Just an excellent ferry service we have gone to both island last 3 years and always use this ferry service.

 Bluestang422
What Our Customers Are Saying.

This was one of the best day trips our family has taken. The Captain was very friendly, extremely knowledgeable and the boat ride and Cape Lookout were fabulous. We will be back and recommend to others! Thanks again.

The Zellers