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“What a shame”

Calico Jack's Ferry
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Wooster, OH
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“What a shame”
Reviewed January 14, 2014

I reviewed this business a couple years ago - but wanted to follow up on the National Park Service taking over all the ferry operations to Cape Lookout. What a shame that local ferry operators on Harkers Island can no longer transport visitors to the wonderful Cape Lookout Lighthouse. You should take the time to read Calico Jack's "comment section on the NPS takeover" on their website. If you read this you will further understand why this is not only a TRAVESTY but a TRAGEDY. Another classic example of the government taking a perfectly good situation that benefits EVERYONE and turning it into a situation that benefits only the (guess who?) GOVERNMENT! Totally sad to see this happening - but then the government is screwing up everything else. My condolences to the former ferry operators of Harkers Island and Calico Jacks in particular.

Visited February 2013
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English first
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great ferry ride”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

Calico was very accommodating .
The facility was clean and timely. We arranged
to have a pick up at 5pm from the island and due to the 90 degree day, they picked us up early. We would use this service in the future.

Visited September 2013
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Wendell, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Quick, Easy, and Cheap”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

For $10 per person you can go over to the Lighthouse and spend as long as you want there. They leave twice an hour and return once. You get to pass Shackelford and see the wild horses on the way over. The staff is friendly and the trip is well organized and they stop to allow picture taking.

Visited August 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fun way to reach Cape Lookout light”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

We lucked out on our trips over and back--saw dolphins less than 20 feet away and a very young foal among the ponies.

The captain was pleasant and accommodating, and the ride was fast and fun and refreshing on a hot day. Only thing I wish had been different--we went the last week in August, and the trips back from the island ran only every hour instead of every half hour. The timing was a little off for us--we would have liked to have left sooner to get on to our next destination--but it was a minor inconvenience.

Visited August 2013
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Northern Va
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“"Calico Jack and Mrs Calico are rude"”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

The boat captains were great but since the Federal Gov it taking over the ferries next year I guess Calico Jack is mad but he has a real attitude.
He told our friends that dogs aren't allowed even though their dog was in the back seat of the car.
Mrs. Calico snapped at a lady when she asked if there was a restroom??
Oh well I guess we don't need to worry about him next year.

Visited September 2013
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