Harkers Island → Cape Lookout

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

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The Perfect Way to Get to Cape Lookout

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!

Cape Lookout offers something amazing for every traveler, whether you’re interested in collecting the most beautiful seashells in the area, going for a swim, or exploring the lighthouse. Discovering the North Carolina shoreline starts with an Island Express ferry ride!

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


  • Mar 1 –  Apr 14: Every hour from 9:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
  • Apr 15 – Sept 15: Every 30 minutes from 8:15 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
  • Sept 16 – Nov 24: Every hour from 9:15 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
  • Nov 25 – Feb 28, 2020: 10 a.m., 12 p.m. & 2 p.m.

Ferry Route