Shackleford Banks Wild Horse and Shelling Safari

  • 69 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

  • 69 Ratings

  • barbara

I like that you can walk & enjoy the beach along with the wild horses.

October 16, 2017

  • Robert

Our guide provided a huge amount of history about the island and the horses. My daughter and I loved the tour.

October 7, 2017

  • Pam

My husband and I had a wonderful time on the island. The scenery and horses were beautiful. The ferry ride was fun and we enjoyed the captains sharing local history on the way.

September 26, 2017
702 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516, USA
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