Enjoy a relaxing and fun 15-20 minute ferry ride to Cape Lookout Lighthouse. Be on the lookout for dolphins and horses along the way.
Ride the Famous Beach Shuttle
Learn about the Cape’s history and ecology as you ride in comfort. Jump off at the Point and explore, then return when you’re ready, or just take the narrated, scenic round-trip tour. Trip minimums apply. First come, first served.
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- Mon & Tues: Departs Cape Lookout Lighthouse every hour starting at 9:30 a.m.
- Wed – Sun: Departs Cape Lookout Lighthouse every 30 minutes starting at 9:30 a.m.
- Return trips start at 10 a.m. Last pick-up is at 5 p.m.
- What to Bring
- Sunblock, hat & sunglasses
- Drinks, snacks or picnic lunch
- Insect repellant
- Trash bags
- The trash you make is the trash you take; Cape Lookout and Shackleford Banks are trash-free islands
- Two free carry-ons are allowed per person (e.g. tote, backpack, folding chair, small cooler)
- Extra bags or oversized items are allowed for an additional fee
- Lightweight compact folding chairs, coolers and umbrellas are permitted
- Limit of two fishing poles per passenger
- Hooks must be removed before boarding
- Pets are allowed on the boats for a small fee
- All pets must remain on leashes 6′ or shorter
- What NOT to Bring
- Glass bottles are prohibited
- Highly flammable liquids are not allowed on the boats
- Spear guns are prohibited
- Due to restricted space, large items such as wagons, non-folding luggage carriers, large folding chairs, huge strollers, etc. will be accommodated as space permits for an additional charge