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Harkers Island Sunset Wild Horse & Dolphin Watch Cruise

Round-Trip Ferry Ride: Harkers Island → Cape Lookout Lighthouse & Return Trip

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Round-Trip Prices
Adult (Ages 12+)
Child (Ages 3-11)
Infant (Ages 2 & under)
Pet (Leashed)

Sunset & Nature Views on Harkers Island

Travel by catamaran with the sunset, sparkling sea, and playful dolphins as your backdrop during each 30-minute Harkers Island ferry ride. The captain gives this historical water view tour with a complete circuit of Harkers Island and a pass by Shackleford Banks.

Learn about the legends and local lore, with fun facts and information about Shackleford Banks, Harkers Island, and the surrounding areas. These tales of bygone days will be told by tried and true Harkers Island natives – born and bred locals who are well-versed in the stories, heritage, and traditions of these fishing and long-ago whaling communities.

Hear compelling accounts of the historic beginnings of “Diamond City,” a community of hundreds who lived on “The Banks,” enduring unruly weather and hardship only to be forced out by one final, vicious storm. Hear tell of testimony from your narrators about the Banker horses, the Mail Boat Run, Shell Point, and Browns Island.

After your first ferry, you’ll have a one-hour drop-off to explore Cape Lookout before your return ferry. While cruising, be sure to be on the lookout for dolphins swimming alongside and for the famous Shackleford Banks Banker horses.

Although infants (ages 2 & under) are free, they must still be included in your reservation.