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The Atlantic Ocean to the Cape Lookout Lighthouse: On The "Outside"

H2O Captain can differentiate itself from the others, as:
- The company is an authorized permittee of the Cape Lookout National Seashore, National Park Service
- The only company to give the client 3 options of towns to start their tour
- Captain Mark services in the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary as a Flotilla Commander. This area is his Area of Responsibility (AOR)

per adult from




4 hours


Mobile ticket

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No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Bottled water
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Cape Lookout Lighthouse, 3 miles south of Shell Point on Harkers Island, Harkers Island, NC 28531

    Start your cruise from either Atlantic Beach, Morehead City or Beaufort.
    This excursion is more susceptible and dependent upon wave heights, air temperature, and wind speed.

    Local mariners and lore will tell you about going on “The Outside.” This is pure ocean-spanning from the shores of Eastern Carolina to Portugal to the East and the Caribbean to the South. We will travel in unprotected waters to The Cape Lookout Bight and the vicinity of the Cape Lookout Lighthouse.

    With The Cape Lookout Lighthouse as our backdrop, and with his local knowledge, Captain Mark will take you to this ever-shifting sand area which on the boat’s navigation aid indicates you will be in 24’ of water when you are standing high and dry on The Bight. Look onto the ocean, breathe the air, take a dip on either side Ocean or the waters leading to Barden Inlet, this is what an ocean trip on The Outside is all about! It’s always a gift when we find a pod of bottle-nosed dolphins going to or coming from The Bight.

    An abundance of shorebirds, marine fish and shellfish species line the shore. We will find many and hope to identify some as we walk both sides together.

    Visitors come to Cape Lookout National Seashore primarily to take advantage of the recreational opportunities found on the islands of Cape Lookout and Shackleford Banks. Others are drawn to the park because they are interested in lighthouses or the wild horses. Total recreational visits to the park are over 500,000 people per year.

    The months of June, July, and August receive the highest visitation, primarily from day users. During a typical year, December through February are the months with the lowest visitation. The majority of visitors to Cape Lookout National Seashore come from within North Carolina. Traditionally these visitors have made trips, sometimes for generations, to this section of the coast for summer visits. However, an increasing number of park visitors come from all fifty states and many foreign countries. At H2O Captain we welcome all visitors to this wonderful national resource of the seashore which belongs to all of us!

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    1: Beaufort Town Docks, Taylors Creek Rd, Beaufort, NC 28516, USA
    2: Jaycee Park, 807 Shepard St, Morehead City, NC 28557, USA
    3: Fort Macon Marina, 417 E Fort Macon Rd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512, USA
    Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by H2O Captain Eco-Tour Boat Excursions

Activity ID: V-247865P2

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