What To Bring

  • Water
  • Trash bags
  • Hand sanitizer and/or wet wipes
  • Sunblock, hat and sunglasses are essential.
  • Travel light. Carry-ons are allowed for a small fee. However space is limited. Small backpacks and coolers are best. 
  • Small coolers permitted (42 quart limit).
  • Lightweight compact folding chairs and umbrellas are permitted.
  • Limit two fishing poles per passenger. Hooks must be removed before boarding. 
  • Carry-on items subject to search before boarding.
  • There are no trash receptacles, so plan to bring back everything you take.
  • Drinks, snacks or picnic lunch.
  • Insect Repellant.
  • Pets allowed on the boats for an nominal fee, but remember that all pets must remain on leashes 6' or shorter.

What NOT To Bring

  • Due to restricted space, large items such as wagons, non-folding luggage carriers, unbagged folding chairs, huge strollers, etc. will be accommodated as space permits for an additional charge. 
  • Glass bottles and containers are prohibited. 
  • Highly flammable liquids, including propane, are not allowed on the boats. 
  • Spear guns prohibited. 
Find a detailed marine forecast here. Find information on tides and currents here.

Today's Schedule

Ferry Trips

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FRIDAY, MARCH 31ST - FERRY SERVICE CANCELLED DUE TO HIGH WINDS AND POSSIBLE THUNDERSTORMS. FERRY SERVICE WILL RESUME ON SATURDAY, APRIL 1ST.

SPRING SCHEDULE MARCH 1 - APRIL 14

From
BEAUFORT to SHACKLEFORD BANKS
We are departing every hour on the hour beginning at 9 am through 3 pm. Ferries depart from Shackleford every hour on the hour beginning at 10:30 am with the last departure at 3:30 pm.

From
HARKERS ISLAND to SHACKLEFORD BANKS (East End) or CAPE LOOKOUT
We are departing every hour on the quarter hour beginning at 9:15 am through 3:15 pm. Ferries depart from the East end of Shackleford and/or Cape Lookout every hour on the three quarter hour beginning at 9:45 am with the last departure at 3:45 pm.

We are also running COMBO TRIPS from Harkers Island
every hour on the quarter hour beginning at 9:15 am. To get your best experience on BOTH islands, we suggest that you schedule your combo trip at 9:15 am, 10:15 am or 11:15 am.