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“Great local company and great experience,”

Island Ferry Adventures
Ranked #3 of 25 Tours in Beaufort
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

Used this company yesterday and they are great still. Hope we don't lose this little gem due to the new licensing with the government. They are quite busy but we got lucky and could walk right up and get on a boat. They leave at the top of the hour. This is a fast reliable service, with a nice staff. They give a little bit of history but this is about getting to the banks. You can call and change return times. They are easy to work with.

I admit I have not tried others but they are so good no need too.

Love em and will use again!

1  Thank Deborah L
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Called two days ahead of time and made a reservation for 11 people. Provided cc number in the event we did not show, and other fares did not show up (not likely though lol), showed up at our allotted time, and off we went to Shackleford Banks all paying cash/credit separately. Boat was on time, our Cap'n was friendly and informative, pick up was on time as well. Professional, courteous, and affordable. Use Island Ferry Adventures for your next sightseeing adventure, they don't just service "wild horsie island" as my daughter likes to call it! Check out their website for other destinations.

2  Thank 5whiskey
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Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

We took the 1 1/2 hour "surf and turf" your, where we toured the Beaufort waterfront and were dropped off at shackle ford banks. The service was good, the ride was fun, and Shackelford was fabulous. We were only in the area for a day, but wished we could have spent a whole day on Shackelford. Beautiful beach, crystal clear water, wild horses. A great time.

1  Thank Oscar L
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

My family and I love Island Ferry Adventures, we visited 7/22/2013 and every year we come, this is our third time using this company. The trip we took this time was by far the best! We were able to take a ferry ride out to Shakleford Island and walk around for thirty minutes and observe the wild ponies and do some shelling. The captain was very knowledgeable about the area and had answers to every question asked. The price is a little high but for the experience we got, the price was totally worth it. We got there early and the boat was not very full, the earlier you go the better. The two ladies at the front were very nice and sweet people. This is a definite must do activity if you are visiting the area. Anyone who says they had a poor visit must have gotten this place confused with another company because out of the three years we have been here we have NEVER had any problems with Island Ferry Adventures!

1  Thank Adrian B
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

I walked up at 4pm July 3rd to get a quick trip to Shakleford Banks. The island was gorgeous, the horses came within 30 feet of me! The ferry was exciting,comfortable and Captain Kurt was superb! In his "downeast"drawl he gave an unforgettable rendition of this history of the area, what to see and do in Beaufort, the technicalities of shrimping and the channels of the area. I would have paid much more than $15 just to hear him talk about the area. The ferry was exactly on time and his concern for everyone's safety was reassuring. This experience was a highlight of my quick visit to the Crystal Coast. Do not miss it!

1  Thank pacurn25
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