Harkers Island Ferry Gateway to Shackleford Banks

  • 132 Ratings

Cruise to Shackleford Banks Island on a scenic ferry trip that gets you there in no time. Watch for wildlife as you head to your destination and decide which fun activities to take part in.

Duration: 30 minutes
Cancellation: 24 hours in advance.

What You Will Do

  • Leave dry land behind with a ferry ride to the east end of Shackleford Banks
  • Enjoy captivating sights of wild horses as they race along the shore
  • Hunt for seashells, spot birds overhead, and camp in view of the lighthouse

What's Included

  • Ferry trip

Additional Information

  • 24-hour cancellation policy for a full refund.

Customer Reviews

  • 132 Ratings

  • Earl

We made a reservation on line a couple of weeks prior to our visit to Atlantic Beach to go to Shackleford Banks from the Beaufort Marina. We specifically wanted to go to the opposite end of the island, and learned only the day before that no ferries were going there. We were most disappointed to have to drive the much further distance to Harkers Island to take the ferry. Our day on the ferry was lovely---the crew we came into contact with were very nice, helpful and answered any questions.

December 3, 2017

  • Shelli

We were camping at cape lookout and scheduled a trip from cape lookout to shackleford island. We were taken to harkers island instead. Although we enjoyed the boat ride, it cut into our time on shackleford island. The driver of the boat was awesome and very polite and apologetic though.

July 11, 2017

  • Mark

I was only able to reserve tickets online using my mobile device. The webpage would not let me reserve the ride on a pc. On memorial day only one window was open for picking up tickets. We arrived half an hour early and got through the line and got right on the ferry since they began boarding, even though we had a reservation. The process was disorganized and we waited for at least 7 more minutes as the captain tried to get a couple more people on the boat. The ride itself was pleasant and uneventful.

May 30, 2017
Harkers Island, NC 28531, USA