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Beaufort → Shackleford Banks

Round-Trip Ferry Ride: Town of Beaufort Ferry Gateway → Shackleford Banks & Return Trip

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

Ride to Shackleford Banks West End

Enjoy this scenic 20-30 minute Shackleford Banks ferry ride to the west end of Shackleford Banks, where you can go horse watching, shelling, fishing, birding, and camping. This ferry service is the best way to get to the island! Look for dolphins as we cruise to Shackleford Banks.

The island is famous for a herd of over 100 Banker horses, the possible descendants of Spanish shipwrecks from over 500 years ago. They make up one of the few remaining isolated groups in North America.

You can also collect some amazing seashells along the water’s edge!

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

Trip minimum of 4 adults tickets applies, not per single group but for total number of people on vessel. 

  • Schedule

    • January -March 25th-10am, 11:30am, 1:00pm
      • Excluding March 5th. 6th, 12th, 13th, 18th, 19th, 20th- Every Hour 9:00am-4:00pm
    • March 26th-April 10th-  Every Hour from 9:00am-4:00pm
    • April 11th-Sept 5th: Every 30 minutes from 8:30am-5:30pm
    • Sept 6th- Oct 28th: Every Hour from 9:00am-4:00pm.
    • October 28th-November 28th- 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm-Last Pick up (3:30pm or 4:30pm-depending on customer Load)
    • Nov 28th-March 10th 2023: 10am, 11:30am, 1:00pm.

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