Shackleford Banks Wild Horse and Shelling Safari

  • 157 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

  • 157 Ratings

  • Megan

The tour guide Charles was very easy to get along with. This was a beautiful view. I recommend to anyone !

October 27, 2018

  • Whitney

We participated in the Wild Horse and Shelling Safari for my sister's bachelorette party and it was so fun and informational! Charlie was an absolutely terrific guide and his knowledge on the horses, shells & history of the island was impressive and appreciated. We had such a great time looking for shells and getting close up photos of the wild horses. I highly recommend this trip - just make sure to bring some water with you as it gets pretty hot once you cross through the island and are away from the coast breeze!

September 10, 2018

  • Daniela

Great flow, interesting and entertaining guide Jihn Moore, wonderful place.

September 2, 2018
702 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516, USA
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