Dive into an exploration of some of the Southern Outer Banks’ most remote shorelines with an excursion that’s led by Island Ferry Adventures. Featuring both transport to the outlying islands as well as guided tours of some of the region’s most wild spots, this tour company has a lot to offer for shell seekers, nature buffs, and everyday adventurers alike.

Island Ferry Adventures kiosk and ticket sales

Sand dollars found on an Island Ferry Adventures tour

A view of the Shackleford Banks wild horses from Island Ferry Adventures

Island Ferry Adventures is based out of Beaufort, and is easy to access via a waterfront locale along the central and always bustling Front Street. There are a lot of services to choose from, starting with ferry transport to the barely offshore Rachel Carson Reserve, where wild horses, hiking trails, and exceptional shelling are all waiting. For something more in-depth, visitors can also sign up for a 75 minute Rachel Carson Horse tour, where the wild mustangs can be admired up-close from the vantage point of a sea-worthy vessel, or can opt for an extended tour to the Cape Lookout National Seashore, which is renowned for its miles of beautiful, unspoiled beaches. From short trips across Taylor’s Creek to longer expeditions that cross the miles-wide Pamlico Sound, virtually any on-the-water exploration can be accommodated through the popular and locally renowned Island Ferry Adventures.

Wild horses spar among the dunes - Island Ferry Adventures

A view of the Cape Lookout Lighthouse from Island Ferry Adventures

See wild horses with Island Ferry Adventures

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