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Outer Banks Ferry Service - Tours - CLOSED
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Great Experience!!

Every time we travel to North Carolina's Emerald Isle, we make sure to take this tour. The trips I... read more

Reviewed January 8, 2014
Karissa M
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Great Tour to Cape Lookout

On a beautiful Fall day, we boarded the approximately 15 passenger boat. The captain brought his... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2013
Gene K
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Salisbury, North Carolina
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

Every time we travel to North Carolina's Emerald Isle, we make sure to take this tour. The trips I most enjoyed was when we took our truck over to Cape Lookout island via the ferry. You have so much freedom and basically the island to yourself! You make arrangements with the ferry to meet back at the dock at a certain time and other than that you are on your own to navigate the sandy roads of the island and find your own perfect spot along the shore. There has been numerous occasions where we have gone and not seen a single person until we returned back at the dock. It is like having your own private beach, but beware, the sting rays are bad on this beach and come right up to the shore with every wave. However, it is an amazing spot to find some of the best seashells around, especially if you get there early in the morning.

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Reviewed October 30, 2013

On a beautiful Fall day, we boarded the approximately 15 passenger boat. The captain brought his Chesapeake Bay Retriever, "Storm", who proved a great companion. The wind and seas were calm so we had a great smooth trip to and from Cape Lookout. Storm helped to alert us to a herd of wild horses on nearby Shackleford Banks and later to a pod of dolphins. The dolphins actually seemed to be attracted to the whines and barks of Storm. Since it was off season, there were very few people at Cape Lookout. We had bought some sandwiches in Beaufort, and enjoyed them at a waterview picnic table. The Captain did an excellent job in explaining the history of the area.

2  Thank Gene K
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

AMAZING ferry tour led by Captain Taylor....we went to Cape Lookout and along the way Captain entertained us with history and background of the islands, the wild horses and so much more. We had two hours to climb the 207 steps to the top of the lighthouse and swim in the ocean. What a beautiful beach...lots of white and yellow colored shells v. the usual darker shells found at most beaches...the water was greener and more pristine than the water where we live..we cannot wait to return to Beaufort and the islands....

Thank Diana J
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

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!

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Reviewed August 4, 2013

The company is very professional and organized with when boats are leaving for Shackleford Island. Up to 20 people can fit into a single boat. Boats return usually on the top of top hour for a quick 15 minute high speed boat ride. Recommended for anyone wishing to do shelling, swimming or simple to getaway for awhile and relax in the sun

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