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Island Ferry Adventures

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Address: 610 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516
Phone Number: (252) 728-4129
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Good way to see the islands

This is a terrific way to see the islands. Some folks thought the ride was too bumpy, but I thought it was fun. It's on time, yet laid-back to accommodate folks as necessary.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is a terrific way to see the islands. Some folks thought the ride was too bumpy, but I thought it was fun. It's on time, yet laid-back to accommodate folks as necessary.

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Rural Hall, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My family has used this service for the last few years and have had a great experience every time! The staff is very ffriendly. On our last trip we went to bird shoals and set our return time for 3hours and decided we were having so much fun that we wanted to extend our stay by a couple more hours.... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The trip was exciting and the captain makes you feel welcome. He really made the ride fun for my kids.

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Greenville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Captain John was excellent! He knew exactly where to go to see the wild horses, dolphins, birds, jellyfish, and stingrays! We got some great pictures and had a wonderful time. We will do it again in the future!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The ferry employees are very safety conscious and also very informative. I have a mobility issue and they were very helpful. I was able to discuss my itinerary in advance with a very helpful person on the phone. They manage a tight ferry schedule while being very considerate and not at all impatient. Because of their consideration I had a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Captain Jeff did nice job providing information about local ecology during 45 minute boat ride from Beaufort to Cape Lookout. Climbed the lighthouse. Scenery worth the 207 step climb. Enjoyable experience. Cheaper if one drives to Harker Island to take the ferry but worth the experience if one leaves from Front Street in Beaufort NC.

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Beaufort, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is the ferry service that use to be next to maritime museum on front street. Been going on tours with these guys for years never had a bad experience. Knowledgeable captains carry you on a tour of the outer banks by cape lookout telling you about the areas history and wildlife. You even get to see the wild ponies... More 

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We went yesterday 6/20 and had an absolute blast! We went sand dollar hunting and found about 32. We also found some live ones but you leave them be, we found some live conchs, as well as a hermit crab. We were out on the sand bar for about 2 hours however it really only felt like it was about... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

It was $15 to go from Beaufort to Shackleford Banks on the ferry, but it was definitely worth it. The man talked about some of the different surrounding islands, and he tried to find us dolphins, but there weren't any around at that time. Shackleford Banks itself was my family's favorite part of the trip, so I would highly recommend... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My husband and I decided to take a boat tour while driving to Beaufort/ New Bern. It was the best decision! We chose to take the Cape Lookout Tour which takes you all the way from Beaufort out to Cape Lookout, past Shakleford Banks and back again. Our tour guide/ driver was great and has lived in the area all... More 

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Perry B, Owner at Island Ferry Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to ride with us! So glad you enjoyed your trip to our town! Come back and visit any time! More 

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