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Boat Tours Beaufort NC North Carolina

Easy access from Beaufort NC, Atlantic Beach NC, Morehead City NC, Pine Knoll Shores NC, Emerald Isle NC, New Bern NC, Havelock NC & Jacksonville NC
Private Guaranteed Dolphin Watch

This trip is available from November to May, and is about as good as it gets for “off-season” fun & relaxation. The Lookout Adventures vessel is perfect for a relaxing and intimate cruise in the winter months because the pilothouse helps protect you from any wind or cold. Just dress warmly and you’ll be perfectly comfortable.

We’ll get you up close and personal for your own dolphin encounter that you’ll remember for a lifetime. And, the captain is well versed in the biology and behavior of these super intelligent mammals.


“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.

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.


Private Sunset 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.


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  — 


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 – Video

Sail to Cape Lookout | Safe & Stable – Beaufort, 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.


Private Family Fishing – Kid’s Welcome

Reserve a Private Charter for an unrivaled Cape Lookout experience, book one of our Fishing Charters, and spend a half-day or full-day fishing for the local species.

Or, take advantage of our COMBO-Day package, which gives you a half-day of fishing, combined with a half day private charter.

From only $65 per person -> Mention BeachTiX for a discount

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Phone: (252) 515-0356

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