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Cape Lookout Ferry

Cape Lookout National Seashore Ferry Services (To Cape Lookout, Shackleford Banks & Carrot Island)

Climbing the Cape Lookout Lighthouse
Climbing Times: Lighthouse climbs will take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday during the open season (late May through Labor Day) Climbs will begin every 15 minutes from 10:00 am until 3:30 pm. The lighthouse may close at any time if weather conditions are determined to be unsafe.
Tickets for Lighthouse Climbs: Tickets will be available for purchase Tuesday through Saturday at the Light Station Visitor Center, near the ferry dock, and by phone. The phone number for advanced reservations is 252-728-0708. Tickets sales will begin at 9:30 am and continue until 3:00 pm.
Prices for Tickets: $8.00 for adults. $4 for children 8-12 (must be above 44”), senior citizens (62 years and older). Cash or credit cards accepted. Climbers under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Cape Lookout Cabins & Camps Ferry Service

Offering vehicle ferry service to South Core Banks and Cape Lookout. 4WD Trucks also available for rent so that you can take as many supplies, coolers, chairs and friends as you like!

View Website 125 Grady Davis Lane
Davis, NC 28524
(252) 729-9751

Davis Shore Ferry Service

Davis Shore Ferry Service is proud to offer vehicle and passenger service
to  Cape Lookout National Seashore. Our Ferries leave from Davis, NC to South Core Banks (Great Island) and return. Ferry Service, Ice, Bait, Tackle, and other supplies are available through Davis Shore Ferry Service.

Cabin rentals/reservations are controlled by and made with the
National Park Service on Core Banks South. 
Cabins and Gas will be paid for on the Island and not at Davis Shore Ferry Service. 
(Payment on the island can be made by cash, check, or credit card)
Reservations available online through Recreation.gov
http://recreation.gov
For those without web access, please call 1-877-444-6777 to make your reservation.
For more info visit http://www.nps.gov/calo/planyourvisit/lodging.htm

148 Willis Road
Davis, NC 28524
(252) 729-3474

Island Express Ferry Service

Your local ferry service to Cape Lookout National Seashore and Shackleford Banks! Departing from Beaufort and Harkers Island.

New Fast Comfortable Ferries - Local Experienced Captains- Finest Pristine Waters & Sandy Beaches - Best Shelling in NC- Wild Horses - Hiking - Fishing - Photography.Leave your stress of the mainland behind. "An Experience to last a lifetime" 252-728-7433

Beaufort to Shackleford Banks Round Trip
$15-adults, $8-children 11 & under

Beaufort to Cape Lookout Round Trip
$35-adults, $25 children 11 & under

Harkers Island to Shackleford Banks Round Trip
$15-adults, $8 children 11 & under

Harkers Island to Cape Lookout Round Trip
$15-adults, $8 children 8 & under

View Website 701 Front Street
Beaufort, NC 28516
(252) 728-7433

Lookout Cruises

Lookout Cruises offers daily sailing excursions departing historic Beaufort for up to 42 passengers on a 45-foot catamaran with cushioned seating, plenty of shade and large clean restrooms on board. Tours to Cape Lookout National Seashore.

View Website Front Street
Beaufort, NC 28516
252-504-SAIL

Seavisions Charters

Seavisions Charters provides get wet up close and personal eco tours of Cape Lookout, Shackleford Banks and the Rachel Carson Reserve. We tailor our tours to your interests and desires. We offer private tours that accommodate up to six passengers. 4 to 6 hour guided tours to Shackleford Banks and Cape Lookout National Seashore.

View Website 503 Courtyard East
Beaufort, NC 28516
(252) 732-5794

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