Shackleford Banks Wild Horse and Shelling Safari

  • 144 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

  • 144 Ratings

  • Lisa

The guide was very knowledgeable and it was awesome seeing the horses, but it was a tour for horses and shelling and we were left with about 15 minutes to do some shelling. That wasn't what we we're expecting and it was disappointing. We didn't have time to really look for shells.

August 19, 2018

  • Carol

Out guides were great, friendly and very informative. Although we only saw a couple horses they went the extra mile to find them for us. It was a very hot sunny day so we weren't sure if we would see any. We were a little disappointed with the shelling, mone of us found any great shells. I think we were expecting a little more in that part of the tour. The boat captains were great, enjoyable rides both way.

August 13, 2018

  • Aaron

I have been on this tour 3 times now and still love it each time. The guide is very nice with lots of information about the horse's which are so beautiful.

August 12, 2018
702 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516, USA
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