- 618 Ratings
Harkers Island to Cape Lookout Ferry Tour
Leave dry land behind on a relaxing ferry ride to Cape Lookout. Discover a local lighthouse and feel the warm sand on your bare feet as you roam along beautiful beaches.
What You Will Do
- Head out on a guided ferry ride from Harkers Island, making your way to Cape Lookout, a popular state park
- Enjoy the gorgeous weather as you breathe in the fresh air and see sea turtles and dolphins
- Glide over sparkling waters, enjoying a smooth ride that gets you where you want to be in no time
- Discover the park by foot, enjoying a variety of activities, including shelling, swimming, and more
- Ferry ride
Full refunds for cancellations made at least 24 hours in advance.
- 618 Ratings
We were very satisfied with the ride over and back. However when reserving the trip I would also like to be able to reserve the return time. We were happy that the captain was able to get us on an earlier trip back. Staff very friendly. Will recommend this trip to others.
The Ferry ride to Cape Lookout was pleasurable; the boat was well maintained and the crew was friendly and knowledgeable of the area and history which they shared with us. I gave it 4 stars due to the lighthouse was closed and there was no indication of the lighthouse being closed when we reserved our trip online. However we definitely enjoyed two hours of walking the island, the beach, taking pictures, and finding some beautiful sea shells.
We were told we couldn't go up in light house but wasn't told nothing was opened there. So basically paid 32.00 to walk around less than an hour
I would have given you 5 stars if I had known when booking online that you could not hike to the top of the lighthouse on Monday and Tuesday. We would have planned the ferry ride on a different day of the week if I had known when booking the reservation.
shelling on beach was excellent.
The service and accommodations were great. The cost for these services and the short run seem excessive. A wider window of operating hours would be great - early morning, late evening. The solitary feel is a valuable feature of the island and an opportunity to beat the crowds would be terrific.
I love going to the point of the Cape. The last several weeks the truck driver only drops off at one location. This is inconvenient since people may want to go to different locations. Please let the drivers drop off and pick up within 500 yds of the point. The ferry ride and captain were awesome. So was the truck driver. Mike was the captain and a different Mike was the truck driver. Thanks
For the last 4 years, Harker's Island Ferry Service has delivered and picked us up from a destination outside their normal route and been nothing but professional, courteous and friendly. I would recommend them without any reservations whatsoever.
The trip over to the Lighthouse was great - very friendly employees on the boat and informative. The trip back not so much. The employees were efficient but didn't speak and one of them was really irritated I asked him to take a family picture.
The ferry was great - when it showed up. We were told we could get on a return ferry after an overnight camping trip as early as 9:15 the next day - but there was no ferry, or if there was, it came well before 9:15. We had to wait for a 9:45 ferry on the dock with a 10-month-old.
I would have given a full five stars, but we left our beach umbrella on a ferry and it was never returned.
Everyone was friendly and the captains were great. One suggestion would be to have two lines at the ticket office- 1 for those who pairs over the phone and one for walk ups. There several people in line confused if they should be waiting in line. Once that is corrected then the process would be flawless. Thanks again!
We got very wet on the way back
The ride to the island and back was 5 star, but the driver on the island that took us to the point was driving like a maniac. Driving 35mph on a path on the sand bouncing 6 inches off the wooden seat was not fun at all. Got the truck stuck and bounced some of my stuff out of the back of truck and didn't go back to get
I've used the ferry service multiple times. The captain and crew are very pleasant and safe. The always offer a hand to help you in and out of the ferry and noticed them watching out for the kids fingers when docking. Great service, great crew, great experience.
Staff was great and very friendly!
The experience was extraordinary. We had a great time and the staff, boat and facilities were exceptional!
Always right on schedule. Friendly and knowledgeable captain and assistant!
polite crews, comfortable and clean equipment
Captains Barry and Dave were awesome! They are always so professional and knowledgeable of the area. They are very accommodating and polite to everyone on the ferry....and always on time! I cannot say enough about these guys! They truly make the experience fun and keep people coming back!
Great experience! The staff is always friendly and takes time to provide photo ops, point out landmarks, and share the history of the area.
Aside from being a pristine area, our guide Barry was incredibly knowledgeable and professional. His passion and talent in being a guide make him a perfect host. We will be back soon!
It was a beautiful ride, beautiful view, and beautiful day. I look forward to returning for an another visit.
Great service! Had the whole island to ourselves, and it was just perfect!
Barry was awesome! Loved ferrying across with him! It was just 2 of us, and he was very communicative, letting us know when we could expect him, and he was very prompt and on time! We had the BEST time!!! Thank you, Barry, and Harkers Island Ferry!!!
Great guide, extremely knowledgeable and friendly, highly recommend if you are headed to cape lookout.
The ticket office was super helpful. I went on a day where there wasn't enough people for the ferries to run and the staff were very kind and helpful. I returned the next day and had an excellent adventure.
Great experience, friendly and felt safe as well. On time, professional and the barrier islands are just beautiful, even in the winter. We were very happy to find the ferry working over a holiday weekend.
We enjoyed the ride over and the island was so very charming. Shelling was fantastic.