The captain of this ferry was very helpful to us in guiding us where to go on the island to see the most horses. It's a VERY jarring ride to/from the island, as he drives very fast over the large waves, so be prepared for a knock or two. Compared to others, this is the best option for getting onto and off of the island, as it is a skiff and can pull up closer. I noticed the competitor using a full step ladder for people to board and de-board his boat, which is awkward for most people, especially in water. Outer Banks Ferry also allows pets, which is a huge plus!