Field Trip Program

Wild Horse Watching

Horse watching as part of a ranger-guided tour

Rangers' knowledge of horse behavior allow visitors to safely approach these wild animals


Available by advance reservation, half-day and day-long horse watching trips are popular among wild-horse enthusiasts. Groups (usually organizations or classes) travel by charter ferry to Shackleford Banks island where they are met by program leaders. Tours include walking for miles in soft sand to find the horses, then standing or sitting a safe distance away to watch. Binoculars are recommended.

Groups and classes visiting during the summer months are welcome to join the ranger for any of the park's regularly scheduled public programs.


Matt Daniel
(252) 728-2250 ext. 3002


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Field Trip Program