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Island Ferry Adventures

610 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516
(252) 728-4129
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Ranked #5 of 15 Activities in Beaufort
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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Hickory, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We just returned home from a visit to the Beaufort/Morehead City area. We took a ferry with Island Ferry Adventures yesterday and we can't wait to go back! We really wanted to find a sand dollar, since we'd never found one before. The ladies at the booth told us we should be able to do that at Bird Shoals, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Our guide was personable, kind and extremely helpful. The woman at the booth also explained to us why our original destination probably wouldn't work as well as we had thought. We took her suggestion and went to the next island (Bird Shoal Island) and had an amazing time! The only thing we would do different next time is stay a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We found the place very easily. 30.00 for 1 adult and 1 child is not bad. The ride to the island was nice. We scheduled a 2 hour stay. You can go longer if you want. But if you do you better bring an umbrella and a cooler. There is absolutely no shade there. We had hats and backpacks of... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were there last month & use Island ferry they said we were going to the Cape lookout ,When we got there we were not allowed on the island....The Capt advise use later that Island Adventures was not allowed to drop people off on the Cape.....It was very miss leading on the company's part...Will not be using them agin when... More

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

Hi MJH531, we are very sorry that your experience on our ferry didn't meet you expectations. We try very hard to ensure our guests are aware that the Cape Lookout tour is water-based. I have private messaged you with my direct contact information and I look forward to speaking with you soon.​ More

Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
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4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Excellent access to the Cape Lookout Seashore from Beaufort NC. A scenic trip by water which includes views of Shackleford Banks, Harkers Island, & Carrot Island. Able to spot dolphin and the island horses. Knowledgeable captain. Able to accomodate larger families. Reasonable. Loading and unloading onto the dock at the lighthouse is tricky but everyone was open to helping others.... More

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Beaufort, North Carolina
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3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I had a dear friend visiting in Beaufort with her 25 year son who has severe cerelby palsy and is like a 6 year old. William is very intrigued by pirates and had met manly, manly invited him to go on his Treasure Hunt, when we arrived on Carrot Island, with a family of about 25, Manly introduced William as... More

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

Donna, this review touched my heart. We are so thankful we were able to provide such a memorable experience and that it's something your dear friend and her son still talk about weeks later. Vacations and visits with friends are all about creating lasting memories and we're glad Manly's Treasure Hunt was that for you and your guests. Thank you... More

Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Took the ferry over to Bird Shoals today. $13 for ages 12 and up, $7 for younger kids. The captain gives you a quick narration of the area. We saw a pair of wild ponies on Carrot Island and the captain got us close so we could take some pictures. He dropped us off right on the beach. It was... More

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

SuziQz71 - we are thrilled to hear you and your family enjoyed a wonderful day at Bird Shoals. It's always an exciting time when you can see wild ponies and spend a relaxing day at the beach. We hope you'll come back and see us again soon. More

Batavia, il
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

My family and I were looking for a day trip to break up our beach vacation. The staff at IFA talked us into a trip to Bird Shoal Island. They basically provided a water taxi service so we could sit on a beach for 2 hours. No explanation of the sites was provided. Definitely NOT worth the $40!

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

Happy2EscapeWinter, we are very sorry to hear your experience with us didn't meet your expectations. I have private messaged you with my direct contact information and I look forward to hearing from you. More

Richmond, Virginia
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4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This was an inexpensive and fun trip. If you want big shells, take your bathing suit and goggles/snorkel and get in the water. We walked about fourty minutes to get to where we saw the wild horses. Take food and drink. Nice maybe twenty minute ride from port to the island. Captain very friendly and knowledgeable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Today we went to Bird Shoals Island in the hopes of finding sand dollars. We were worried that we wouldn't find any, but after wading around the shallow areas we found around 30. It was a great time and our kids loved the water and boat ride!

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

Laura, thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We're glad you and your family were able to find so many sand dollars! Our sand islands are the perfect hunting grounds for these ocean treasures. We hope you'll join us on another excursion soon. More

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