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Island Ferry Adventures

610 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516
(252) 728-4129
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Ranked #4 of 13 activities in Beaufort
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Loved the boat ride to and from Sand Dollar Island. It was so amazing walking around and searching for sand dollars. We found quite a few. It was also beautiful out in the middle of the ocean, even for this shark-phobic person. Would definitely recommend this, and would do it again.

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

Christy - Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your trip to Sand Dollar Island, it is truly a gem here on the Crystal Coast. We hope you and your family will come back and see us again next time you're in town. More

Raleigh, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I took the trip to see Cape Lookout since I've never seen the lighthouse. It was a nice service for $30. It takes about 1 hour if not longer to get to Cape Lookout and then you stay on the island for about 1-2 hours. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to see the coastal area for a deal.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We did the trip where you get to see a little bit of everything (2-hour trip). We had Captain Taylor, and he made the trip. He took us around Shackleford, and we got to see so many wild ponies. We even got to see two stallions going at it! We probably saw 20 ponies at multiple spots around the island.... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. It's always a thrill for vacationers to see the wild ponies so it's great you were able to see so many in their natural habitat. It's a beautiful sight. We hope you and your family will come back and see us again next time you're visiting the Crystal... More

New Bern, NC
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
6 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We've lived in eastern NC for years and have never been on one of the boat tours. We made reservations earlier in the week for a Sunday tour to the Rachel Carson Reserve. We had a GREAT time! While we didn't get to see a lot of wild horses (just a few were out), the captain took us out to... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. Often times people don't take advantage of all the fun things there are to do around their hometown, so we're excited to hear you came out and enjoyed one of your local treasures! We look forward to seeing you again soon! More

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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My husband and I often visit Beaufort and have used several of the charters on the waterfront. Island Ferry Adventures is by far our favorite! We have visited Shackelford Banks, gone on the wild pony tour, & the dolphin tour. The staff consistently has been warm, friendly, & accommodating and gone out of their way to be sure we had... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We love our repeat visitors and we're excited to hear you have enjoyed the many tours and ferry rides we have taken you on. We look forward to seeing you and your husband on your next trip to Beaufort! More

Greenville, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Traveled from Greenville NC to Beaufort NC to spend the day at Bird Shoals with my 12 yr old granddaughter. Arrived just in time to catch the 11:00 a.m. boat which took us to Bird Shoals in about 5 minutes. Low tide is the best time to go. We walked, and talked and spent a lot of time in the... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We're honored to have been part of such a special day for you and your granddaughter. There's nothing like a day with loved ones spent looking for sand dollars, watching wild ponies and enjoying a day on the beautiful Crystal Coast. We hope you both will come spend... More

Trinity, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We went to shackleford island to see the ponies and maybe get luckily with some shell hunting. We got both! Saw a small herd of 10 to include a stallion and a baby. Drop off andick ups were timely. Worth the bit of extra money to make a reservation and these guys are the only ones that go to shackleford!

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Warren, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I'm so happy . Took the ferry today to see the wild horses. Loved it. Great boat ride prompt efficient. Saw so many horses. More than worth the 15$ .

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Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We were looking for something touristy to do and a friend recommended Beaufort. We drove up and found the kind folks at Island Ferry Adventures, they were so nice and welcoming. The captains were all very knowledgable and funny. The staff told us where the best shells could be found, a good spot to see the wild horse, and even... More

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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Sometimes you find yourself bleeding on an uninhabited island and you wonder how you ended up there and more importantly, how the heck you are going to get out of the situation. That's what happened to me last week. I took the ferry over to Carrot Island and was hiking over to another sandbar and cut my foot on a... More

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