Shackleford Banks Wild Horse and Shelling Safari

  • 107 Ratings

Journey over white-capped waves on your way to a stunning island that's home to one of the last remaining wild horse populations in America. Get an up-close look at these creatures on a guided tour.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Cancellation: 2 days in advance.

What You Will Do

  • Leave dry land behind with a 15-minute ferry ride to the pristine Outer Banks Island of Shackleford Banks, part of the Cape Lookout National Seashore
  • Watch a roaming herd of wild horses believed to be descended from ancestors brought here roughly 400 years ago
  • See first-hand the fascinating behavior of horses in the wild, a rare experience that you capture through your camera lens
  • Head to one of the best shelling beaches in North Carolina to spend some time hunting for seashells along the beach with the Cape Lookout Lighthouse off in the distance
  • See if you can find conchs, whelks, Queen’s Helmets, Scotch Bonnets, Olive Shells, Sand Dollars, and more

What's Included

  • Guided tour
  • Boat ride

Additional Information

  • Full refunds for cancellations made at least 48 hours in advance.

Customer Reviews

  • 107 Ratings

  • Steve

Enjoyed it but didn’t see many horses or find many shells. Our tour missed our ferry going back so we waited for the next one.

June 19, 2018

  • Melanie

Charlie was a friendly guide. The trip was family friendly

June 15, 2018

  • Terri

The day trip was lovely, and the horses cooperated. I just wished the shelling was better, and we were told that was true mostly in the Fall. The ferry operators were friendly, and our guide, Charlie, was a gracious host! I wished there could be some kind of storage locker at the Ferry arrival spot to keep belongings so they don't have to be carried through-out the whole tour.

June 13, 2018
702 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516, USA
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