Cape Lookout Scenic Boat Tour

For the past 10 years, our Cape Lookout Tour has been the ultimate and must-do tour on the Crystal Coast. We have updated and improved on the tours to give you more time and information on the local areas from Beaufort to Cape Lookout. This tour is designed to show the best of the Crystal Coast. On this tour passengers will go around the Rachel Carson Reserve, down Shackelford Banks and see other treasures throughout the Crystal Coast as you make your way to the Cape. Passengers will learn the history of the Cape, hook, drain, life-saving services and the lighthouse which are a few of the charms on the Crystal Coast that will be explained, all while looking for sea turtles and other wildlife.

Pricing: $30 for adults, $15 for children 11 and under

Passengers will stop at Harkers Island to learn about the history of the island and have the opportunity to visit some prominent businesses that make up Harkers Island. Stretch your legs and learn the history of Harkers Island and how it influenced the history of the area. The Cape Lookout tour will take a minimum of two hours. Reservations are required to enjoy this tour. If you would like to spend time on the islands, walk down beautiful beaches and nature trails, pick up shells and sand dollars visit our Rachel Carson Ferry Service page for more information.

For more information or to make a reservation, contact us today. Tours depart at 9:00 am daily and return at 12:30 pm.


Rachel Carson Horse & Waterfront Tours

This tour will last approximately 75 minutes and will provide passengers the best of both worlds, allowing you to take in the sights of Rachel Carson on and off the ferry. You’ll also have the chance to hear the true and historic accounts of Blackbeard while learning of the history of the Beaufort waterfront, its residents and homes including the Hammock House.

This scenic cruises you to Fort Macon, Radio Island, Duke Marine Lab and historic downtown Beaufort. Horses on Carrot Island may be seen grazing along the water’s edge are descendants of shipwrecked Spanish mustangs may also be seen while traveling past Shackleford Banks. This tour completely circles the Rachel Carson Reserve, including Carrot Island, Horse Island, Sand Dollar Island, Bird Shoal and Town Marsh as we provide the only tour that ventures along this route. Passengers will be able to see wildlife enjoy their natural habitat and possibly even wild ponies roaming through the sea grass. Reservations are required to enjoy this tour.

Ride the ferry along the waterfront to the Rachel Carson Reserve entrance and walk along the dock to view the breathtaking scenery that this untouched land has to offer. Passengers will be able to see wildlife enjoy their natural habitat and possibly even wild ponies roaming through the sea grass. Reservations are required to enjoy this tour.

Pricing: $20 for adults, $10 for children 11 and under

For more information or to make a reservation call 252.728.4129. Tours depart at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm daily and last approximately 1 1/2 hours.


The Original Captain Manly Treasure Hunt

Become a member of Capt. Manly’s Crew in search of a Buried Treasure. The adventures begins with a short voyage to Treasure Island. Follow ye treasure maps to the hidden clues left by Blackbeard’s Crew to find the ultimate goal.

Buried Treasure!!!

Learn the history of pyrates and the local Islands as told by Capt. Manly (Featured on Spike TV). Call for reservations and schedule.

Pricing: $15 for adults, $20 for children 11 and under

For more information or to make a reservation call 252.728.4129.