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Shackleford Wild Horse & Shelling Safari – Beaufort, NC
Take a 15 minute ferry ride over to the pristine Outer Banks Island of Shackleford Banks, which is part of the Cape Lookout National Seashore. There you will be introduced to the Wild Horses of Shackleford Banks. 

You will help your guide track the horses and see first hand the fascinating behavior of horses in the wild,  a rare experience with nature that you’ll never forget.  After the tour, you will be directed to one of the best shelling beaches in all of North Carolina where you can spend some time on your own shelling your way down the beach, with the Cape Lookout Lighthouse off in the distance

You can spend the rest of the day at the Seashore and return on your pre-scheduled ferry back to Beaufort, and you can even bring your chairs and coolers!  Details

Beaufort Ghost Walk – Beaufort, NC
Take an after dark stroll through a Historic Town full of Haunted Tales. 

Chilling stories of murderous pirates, unexplained happenings, ghost ships and haunted houses will have you looking over your shoulder on the way home.

See Blackbeard’s House and a 300-year old cemetery. As enjoyable as it is entertaining, the Beaufort Ghost Walk is one of our most popular attractions and one that shouldn’t be missed. Families and Groups have a blast on this tour. Kids love it!  Award Winning Tour and Tour Guides.


Wild Horses & History Cruise – Fun & Interesting

The Wild Horses of Shackleford Banks & Carrot Island are the focal point of this adventure cruise. The historical past of these islands & inlets dates back more than 400 years, and the surviving island inhabitants serve as a timeless reminder of a captivating time gone by.

The cruise takes you only in protected waters, not in the open ocean, and each destination is full of interesting and captivating history and legend. 


“Meet the Locals” Dolphin Hunt – This is the one!

This cruise will focus on getting you up close & personal with the local dolphin, but there are sure to be quite a few enjoyable encounters with numerous other colorful “locals”While we don’t ‘guarantee’ that you’ll see dolphins, our success rate is second to none, and our Captains have local knowledge of the dolphin’s seasonal patterns and habits.

In addition, our resident staff Ecologist is always updating our Captains on the breeding status and feeding patterns of our local dolphin pods.

Don’t get stuck on a big ‘head boat’ with loudspeakers blaring in your ear – you’ll be much happier with the more interactive and more serene experience that you’ll get with Port City Tour Company. Details

Port City Pirates & Ghosts – Morehead City, NC
Instead of just seeing haunted buildings from the outside, we actually take you inside one of the area’s most haunted historic buildings that has such a haunted reputation, it has been investigated by professional paranormal teams dozens of times!  Bone chilling stories of murderous pirates, haunted cemeteries, and ghostly encounters will have you looking over your shoulder on the way home. 

Our pirate guides are the best in the business, and it’s their job to turn you and yours into a salty crew of swashbuckling rogues.  See, hear, touch and feel authentic pirate weapons and artifacts.  Learn to sword fight just like Blackbeard, the most feared blade in the history of piracy.  Be part of a pirate gun crew and learn to load, aim, prime and fire a cannon.  Details

Drive on a 25 mile long secluded beach – Cape Lookout, NC
For 4WD vehicles only! 

Load up the beach gear, coolers, fishing rods and the family, and spend a day or two relaxing on one of the most beautiful beaches on the East Coast.  You’ll take a shallow water vehicle ferry over to South Core Banks where you are free to roam and explore.  Find your little corner of paradise, and kick up your feet, without any noise, distraction or annoyances caused by crowded beaches.

Cabins available

Camping and bonfires are permitted – Have a unique experience


Sail to Cape Lookout – Safe, Stable – Cape Lookout, NC
Daily Sailing Trips from Beaufort, NC  for up to 42 passengers. families, tour groups, business parties. 

Lookout Cruises offers daily sailing excursions departing historic Beaufort for up to 42 passengers on a 45-foot catamaran with cushioned seating, plenty of shade and large clean restrooms on board.

Whether it’s two people, a family outing, tour group or business party, Lookout Cruises offers a memorable sail on the NC Coast complete with cool breezes, saltwater and breathtaking scenery.  Details

Sunset Waterfront Cruise – Relax & Enjoy

Enjoy the magnificence of nature’s panoramas and quaint historic waterfront villages bathed in the breathtaking light of a stunning seaside sunset. Relaxation and serenity is the goal as we glide over the water towards our rendezvous with the setting sun. Float past the Historic Beaufort Waterfront, the NOAA Research Lab on Piver’s Island and the Rachel Carson Reserve, which is home to a captivating herd of wild horses.

Soft, classy music and gentle rocking motions make this cruise one that you’ll remember fondly as you recall your time at the NC coast.


Charter Fishing – Offshore or Inshore – Atlantic Beach, NC
Take some friends and head offshore looking for the big prize! 

Nothing beats the thrill of having a big fighter on the other end of the rod.

Leave the expenses, hassles and worries of owning a boat at the dock, and head out with one of our local captains to fish the bountiful waters of Cape Lookout, Bogue Sound and the Gulf Stream.

We have fishing packages that range anywhere from a gentle, fun family fishing trip – all the way to an extreme, heart pounding ride out to the Gulf Stream to try your luck wrestling the big Monsters of the Deep.  Details

Dolphin Sail – Beaufort, NC
Lookout Cruises offers a daily morning sail up the Newport River to a place where the dolphin come to play year after year. These dolphin are familiar friends to Lookout Cruises. 

Recognized by their individual dorsal fins, we’ve even named a few! Just a few feet from the boat, you can watch the dolphin playing together in their natural habitat. We join them every morning and you can, too!

The cruise departs daily from the Beaufort waterfront at 9:30 am and returns at 11:30 am.  —  Seasonal  — Details

Beaufort Inlet Watersports – Beaufort, NC
We offer a variety of kayaking trips. You can choose from hourly rentals, guided trips, or even excusions using our day boat to take you to locations like Bird Shoal, Shackleford Banks, Middle Marsh, or Cape Lookout to see all the Crystal Coast has to offer! 

Beaufort Inlet Watersports is the area’s oldest watersports company, offering a wide variety of activities.

New for 2011 we are offering kayak tours with Dennis Chadwick of Core Sound Kayaks.


Underwater Adventure – Discover SCUBA – Beaufort, NC
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater but you’re not sure you’re ready to dive into a full certification course? Or, are you visiting the NC coast on vacation and want a fun and exciting way to spend the day? 

Discovery Diving offers PADI’s Discover Scuba Program that not only lets you try SCUBA to see if you like it, but also introduces you to the underwater sights North Carolina has to offer. While not an actual scuba certification, during the program, you’ll learn how to use scuba equipment in shallow water, get a quick and easy introduction to what diving is all about, and have a lot of fun!  Check out our local reef, complete with live coral and tropical fish!


Sunset Sail – Safe, Stable Catamaran – Beaufort, NC
Our trip departs each evening for a 7-8:30 pm cruise that promises a view to take your breath away. The red and yellow North Carolina sunsets are some of the most beautiful in the world, and they’re yours to enjoy as we sail from the Beaufort waterfront into the gentle breezes of early evening. 

With friends or family, it’s a terrific way to wrap up the day!

The cruise includes complimentary beverages.

Times subject to change.


Rent a Boat and Explore the Local Waters – Beaufort, NC
Rent a boat while you’re here and enjoy the water without the overwhelming expense & responsibility of owning or bringing your own boat.  With our proximity to the main waterway, you can be in any number of great places in just a short time.  

Have you ever thought about renting a boat to enjoy the beautiful Cape Lookout area?

You might want to consider the costs of renting VS the benefits of chartering with Lookout Adventures


Airplane Tours – Beaufort, NC
Explore the Crystal Coast from a perspective unlike any other. On an air tour with Segrave Aviation, Inc., you get an unequalled view of the many attractions that make coastal Carteret County one of North Carolina’s favorite vacation destinations. It all comes together in the air tour. 

Venture over Cape Lookout and Shackleford Banks to see the famous wild horses racing along the beach. Witness schools of dolphin dancing on the water. Possibly spot large sharks or even a Humpback Whale. Scope out the spot where the infamous Blackbeard sank his vessel. Fly over the local beaches and watch the surfers and sunbathers basking in the sun. View the historic Civil War State Park Fort Macon…  Details

Go Parasailing – Safe & Simple – Beaufort, NC
Taking off and landing directly on the back of the boat you can fly in your Sunday Best, your bathing suit, or anything in between without getting wet.  We do, of course, provide you the option of dunking your toes and for many that is one of the highlights of the flight. 

Beaufort Inlet Watersports in the area’s oldest and most experience parasailing company, having safely flown over 10,000 passengers from ages three to eighty-three.   With Master Captain Daryl Austin at the helm and an experienced mate on deck, you have to do nothing except sit back, relax, and enjoy the view!


North Carolina Aquarium – Pine Knoll Shores, NC
Feel the spray of a mountain waterfall. Watch river otters play. Touch a stingray. Look a shark in the eye. Meet native raptors and waterbirds. Explore shipwrecks – without getting wet. 

Thousands of aquatic animals take you on a journey from the state’s grand peaks to the open Atlantic, much as a raindrop makes its way to the ocean.

Special programs include the “Behind the Scenes”, Animal feedings. Creature Feature, and close up animal encounters.

Lowest priced tickets on the Island available at BeachTiX Discount Center!


Starry Night & Moonlight Cruise – Relax & Enjoy

A relaxing and enchanting evening cruise beneath the moon and stars. The cool night air and the small town lights sparkling from the water’s surface combine to deliver an unforgettable experience that you’ll relish for years to come.

Let the cool night air brush past you as we glide over the sparkling water and relax at the end of the day. You’ll see and be seen along the Waterfronts of Beaufort and Morehead City, and when the ride is over, you’re welcome to hang out and enjoy some of the close by local night life.


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