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Shackleford Wild Horse & Shelling Safari

Beaufort, NC, USA
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About Shackleford Wild Horse & Shelling Safari
Take a 15 minute ferry ride over to the pristine Outer Banks Island of Shackleford Banks, which is part of the Cape Lookout National Seashore. There you will be introduced to the Wild Horses of Shackleford Banks. This free roaming herd is believed to have descended from Horses that were brought here roughly 500 years ago, and still survive as one of the last isolated groups of wild horses in the US. You will help your guide track the horses and see first hand the fascinating behavior of horses in the wild, a rare experience with nature that you'll never forget.Bring your camera for pictures that will forever remind you of this amazing place and its fascinating inhabitants. Stay on the island for the length of the tour, or stay all day! Same price! Ferry tickets included in the price of your admission.
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ashow1009 wrote a review May 5
Sacramento, California10 contributions5 helpful votes
Recommend. The guides were very knowledgable and friendly. They also went out of their way to find the horses for us to observe. Great spot for finding many different kinds of seashells, as well.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Ilene B wrote a review Dec 2021
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We had an absolutely perfect day! The weather was beautiful and our guide Michael was so knowledgeable about the island and the horses. At one point we were looking at three horses on our left and when we looked to the water to the right there was a pod of dolphins swimming by - it doesn't get any better than that!!
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Date of experience: December 2021
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Loda Trz wrote a review Nov 2021
Mount Pleasant, North Carolina2 contributions1 helpful vote
Fantastic experience! The tour guide was very friendly and his explanations were very fun and informative. Great for all ages! Our group had small children, seniors and even a dog and all were thrilled with the tour. Can't wait to come back and bring friends with us!
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Date of experience: November 2021
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Cher A wrote a review Nov 2021
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I had a great time, the weather was beautiful and the tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. I actually participated in the tour on Saturday and then came back on Sunday for the ferry ride for more shelling. The whole experience was fantastic and I will definitely be back!
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Date of experience: November 2021
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Leslie D wrote a review Sep 2021
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This was such a fun day! The tour guide explained about the island and how the horses survive strictly by mother nature! Once the horse tour was over there is opportunity to stroll the beach and find fabulous shells. Will be going again. Thank you for the fabulous day!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from George A, Owner at Shackleford Wild Horse & Shelling Safari
Responded Oct 19, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are happy that you were able to have such a fabulous time with us while learning about the wild horses of Shackleford Banks.
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