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Island Ferry Adventures

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Address: 610 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516-2210
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We're rich...in sand dollars!

As a last minute idea we decided to try sand dollar island. Unfortunately due to it being winter we unable go but we still couldn't be happier. We showed up at the ticket booth... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 14, 2017
Michell K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

As a last minute idea we decided to try sand dollar island. Unfortunately due to it being winter we unable go but we still couldn't be happier. We showed up at the ticket booth and had nothing but a great experience! Cindy and Perry are awesome. Cindy is so friendly and helped us make our decisions as to which of... More 

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

Thanks so much for the nice review; Cindy is priceless! Hope you come back when the weather is warmer, so you can check out Sand Dollar. Thanks again, Perry More 

Hickory, North Carolina
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129 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

We took this ferry to Bird Shoals on a January weekday.Our captain was very informative about the best places to see birds on the island. In winter, the first trip over is at 11 and the last pickup is at 4:15 pm. We stayed 3 hours on the island, and only saw one other person. There were lots of beautiful... More 

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

Thanks for the review!!! Hope to see you again! More 

Raleigh, NC
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64 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

We decided to do a quick boat tour of the Beaufort waterways. We chose this outfit for price and for our precious time schedule. We were NOT disappointed. Our tour began at the waterfront off downtown Beaufort. The Captain leading the tour was very knowledgeable and obviously intimately familiar with the waterways, islands, and history of the area--super informative. The... More 

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

Thanks for the kind review; this is want makes it all worth it!!! Thanks again and please come back, Perry More 

Holden Beach, North Carolina
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51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

This was an excellent ferry service to carrot island where the Shackleford banks ponies live. They must not be disturbed and they are still very leery of humans. When visiting you must stay at least 50 feet away (the length of a city bus). The ferry dropped us off on the island and we could call for pick-up when we... More 

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

Thanks for the review; the wild horses on the Rachel Carson Reserve are separate from the other horses. Thanks again!!! Perry More 

Richmond, Virginia
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130 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

I booked with this ferry service to provide access to a barrier island near Beaufort North Carolina known as Bird Shoal. Captain Barrow was pleasant, well informed about the area as he is a local, and provided safe transit to the island. The island itself afforded excellent shelling opportunities, a beautiful beach with essentially no other visitors, and access to... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to wright such a nice review!!! We try really hard to make sure every one has a great experience with our wonderful area. Thanks again and please let us know if we can do anything here on the coast. More 

New Bern, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Sand dollar island, Cape lookout and Shackleford Banks are all great places to visit. I am sure the rest of the islands are equally as great. My husband and I are here for a year while he builds some commercial buildings and I googled things to do in the area. I came across this place. We have been going since... More 

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

Thanks for your time to give us this nice review!!! We hope you have a great holiday and please come back! Perry More 

Bear Creek, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

A late-day arrival to Beaufort cut short our time for Bird Shoals, so our ferry pilot kindly dropped us off further down the shoal where we saw horses and picked up a few shells. He piloted a ferry full of passengers the next morning to Sand Dollar Island (a Must-Do if you're in Beaufort at low-tide) instructing which items could... More 

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

Thank you for this review!!! Look forward to your return. Take care, Perry More 

Pilot Mountain, North Carolina
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89 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

These folks can do drop offs and pick ups at Sanddollar Island, Bird Shoals, and Carrot Island. I know they can go out to Shackleford for tours but I do not believe they can drop off visitors. I have their phone number programmed into my phone as I travel with a child with health issues. They have promised to come... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to give us a really nice review!!! Take care. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Myself, my husband, and our friend had Captain Jim take us out to Bird Shoal yesterday. I was a little nervous at first because I read some reviews about the boat being packed with people and uncomfortable. I also read about people getting really wet on the boat ride. And that the ride was super long or that there were... More 

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

Thanks for the Great review; Bird Shoal is a great Island! The problems you heard about is the NPS ferry in Beaufort probably. Thanks for the feed back on our web site, it is a work in progress. Hope to see y-all again. Perry More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

My family and I were looking for a good site seeing activity so we decided to give this tour a try. We went on the Rachel Carson Horse and Waterfront Tour. We really enjoyed it for if nothing else we love to be out on the water. The captain was friendly and he stoped at one of the small islands... More 

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

Thanks for the review! More 

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