Island Ferry Adventures

Island Ferry Adventures
610 Front Street
Beaufort, NC 28516
(252) 728-4129

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Island Ferry Adventures offers ferry service to Rachel Carson Reserve on Carrot Island, Bird Shoals and Sand Dollar Island and also tours of Rachel Carson Reserve, the Beaufort Waterfront, and Cape Lookout.

Take a trip across the creek to explore Carrot Island, take one of two nature trails, see wild horses and take in the views from the pristine nature reserve. Or take an excursion to the outer beaches of Bird Shoals and Sand Dollar Island to swim, hunt for shells and enjoy the views of the Atlantic. These are also good areas to see dolphins, water birds, and sea turtles.

Have kids? Reserve a 45 minute Pirate Treasure Hunt with Captain Manly Mason. You can also tour the Rachel Carson waterfront by boat, or take a boat tour around Cape Lookout and learn the history of the lighthouse and the lifesaving services.


  • Wild horse and dolphin watches
  • Shell hunting
  • Boat tours