List of Authorized Ferry Services

Getting to Cape Lookout National Seashore can be an adventure!

Island Express Ferry Service is the official authorized concessioner of Cape Lookout National Seashore. They run passenger ferries from Harkers Island, NC and Beaufort, NC to Cape Lookout Lighthouse and Shackleford Banks. Below you will find information about reserving tickets.

If you are planning on brining your vehicle to Cape Lookout, you need to book a ferry from Davis, NC or Atlantic, NC. Ferries from Davis, NC bring you to Great Island Cabin Camp on South Core Banks, and ferries from Atlantic, NC bring you to Long Point Cabin Camp on North Core Banks. Below will you find information about booking vehicle ferries.


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Using Personal Transportation

Planning on brining your own boat or Jetski to Cape Lookout? Review the information on boating and personal watercrafts.

Thinking about paddling over to Cape Lookout? Find more information on the kayaking and canoeing page.

Land Transportation

The Beach Shuttle truck service from the Light Station to the point of Cape Lookout operates from mid-May through mid-September. Island Express Ferry Service operates the Beach Shuttle. For more infomration about times and availaibilty, please call Island Express Ferry Service.

Last updated: March 7, 2024

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131 Charles St
Harkers Island, NC 28531


252 728-2250

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