Enjoy a relaxing and fun 20-25 minute ferry ride to Cape Lookout Lighthouse. Be on the lookout for dolphins and horses along the way.
Looking for Ferry Transportation or a Full Cruise or Tour Experience?
Our experienced captains and crew strive to exceed your expectations to make each of our ferry trips an “Experience to Last a Lifetime.” When you embark on a ride with us, you become more than a customer, but part of our family, having a fun and enjoyable time on one of our Island Express Ferry Service vessels. Discover our variety of ferry transportation rides, cruises, and tours below!
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Enjoy a fun ferry ride to the east end of Shackleford Banks, home of fabulous shelling and the famous Shackleford Banks horses.
- Best Value!
Spend time on both islands in one day! Depart from Harkers Island to your first stop, Shackleford Banks. Choose your pick-up time and then continue on to Cape Lookout Lighthouse.
Take a scenic ferry ride to Shackleford Banks and enjoy great shelling, explore and look for the famous Shackleford Banks horses, bird watch, swim and/or sunbathe.
- Very Popular!
Enjoy a narrated round-trip sunset cruise from Beaufort to West Shackleford Banks, plus an hour of free time on Shackleford Banks. Look for wild horses and dolphins!
Ferry to Cape Lookout as you hear stories about the Harkers Island natives, then enjoy an hour of free time to explore the island before your return trip.
This special four-hour trip includes a 45-minute narrated scenic cruise each way with two hours on Cape Lookout to enjoy as you wish.
- Fun for the Whole Family!
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.
- Very Popular!
Come join us and see cape lookout lit up at the night at the cape. All trips are departing at 5pm and returning at 7pm with 1 hour on cape lookout.
What better way to enjoy the scenic landscape of Cape Lookout than by renting one of our new Kawasaki UTV’s?
From the lighthouse, take a ride out to the point at Cape Lookout for great fishing and some of the best shelling in the area. Along the way, be sure to keep your eyes open for birds and other wildlife.
Enjoy a relaxing evening cruise as you cruise up Taylor’s Creek and the Beaufort Waterfront. End your evening with a spectacular firework shows from several towns.
Departing from 600 Front Street, Beaufort NC
Enjoy a relaxing evening cruise as you go past Shackleford Banks Departing from Harkers island you will spend an hour at Cape Lookout lighthouse.
What better way to enjoy the scenic landscape of Cape Lookout than by renting one of our new Kubota UTV’s?
Frequent Rider Pass
We are glad to offer our new Frequent Rider Pass for 2023:
• Get 10 trips for $180, for a savings of $20! •
• This is for one person and it is non-transferable •
• Expires 12/25 •
• NOT GOOD FOR SPECIAL TRIPS OR COMBO TRIPS •