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Island Ferry Adventures

610 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516-2210
+1 252-728-4129
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Love Island Ferry Adventures

Our family of 8 were Vacationing in Emerald Isle, NC, May 6-13. I had read about the boat trips to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
B C
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Ashland, Ohio
Great trip and service

We took the trip to Carrot Island. The lady selling tickets was very friendly and gave us helpful... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Watsoncrew
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“sand dollar” (19 reviews)
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610 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516-2210
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 8 were Vacationing in Emerald Isle, NC, May 6-13. I had read about the boat trips to see the Spanish Horses so I checked into the different Ferry services and decided to go with Island Ferry Adventures. We wanted to go to...More

Thank B C
Perry B, Owner at Island Ferry Adventures, responded to this review

Cool!!! Thanks for the review! Perry

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the trip to Carrot Island. The lady selling tickets was very friendly and gave us helpful information. We were also supplied with a map of the island and trails. Boat ride was very nice. Captain was friendly and informative. Our pick up was...More

Thank Watsoncrew
Perry B, Owner at Island Ferry Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the nice review and great information, it means a lot from personal accounts of your adventures!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been going to Beaufort for over 17 Years. We always use these guys. They're fun and informative. The recognize us every time we come to town . Super friendly and accommodating.

Thank Christine L
Perry B, Owner at Island Ferry Adventures, responded to this review

Our repeat business from folks like you and word of mouth advertising is the center stone of our business. We appreciate you and the many loyal customers who have helped to make our business so successful. Thanks again, Perry

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Bird Shoals. From check-in to pickup everything was done professionally. Would recommend this activity to anyone with young children. The shells are everywhere and our kids had a great time.

Thank joelund633
Perry B, Owner at Island Ferry Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks for the Great Review; it means a lot to our crew who try so hard to make sure your adventure is a fantastic one! Perry

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The middlish-aged woman at the Island Ferry Adventures dock was helpful and the middlish-aged man driving the boat was friendly, but I think we got off on the wrong start with the younger (20 or 30-something?) man selling the tickets. I was hoping he could...More

Thank grillin_girl
Perry B, Owner at Island Ferry Adventures, responded to this review

grillin girl, I am the middlish aged boat captain, walking on the Rachel Carson Reserve or other Islands on the Crystal Coast is not for everyone; the wild horses do what wild horses do but most people find them. I will be glad to recommend...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Island Adventures provides ferry service to many of the islands that dot the larger harbor area. We chose to go to Bird Shoal to photograph birds (not so many) and horses (a few), and to simply walk the beach. We collected many sand dollars (local...More

Thank Bolond
Perry B, Owner at Island Ferry Adventures, responded to this review

Bolond, Thanks for the nice review!!! There is a lot to see and experience here on the Crystal Coast. I am glad you did get an example of some of the many ways to explore the Rachel Carson Reserve and Beaufort. Thanks again. Perry

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Knowledgeable... Can't begin to say it! We were treated like we have lived here our whole lives and knew what we were doing. Thank you so much for the experience! Gave us a great trip with no hassle or wait times. Money well spent in...More

Thank vacagreenqueen
Perry B, Owner at Island Ferry Adventures, responded to this review

vacagreenqueen, Thanks so much for the nice review; we do try to give every person the local experience and treat you like family. Thanks again!!! Perry

Reviewed 16 April 2017

Sand Dollar Island is actually a sand bar that is only accessible at low tide. The boat will drop you off and pick you up at a designated time before high tide rolls in. I wasn't expecting to find many sand dollars but boy was...More

Thank Stephanie M
Perry B, Owner at Island Ferry Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your business and great review!!!

Reviewed 16 April 2017

The folks at Island Ferry Adventures are very helpful and knowledgeable about the area. I was able to easily book my Ferry and island shuttle over the phone (I HIGHLY recommend the shuttle to the pointe! Great fishing and lots of shells!). Mike is our...More

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Perry B, Owner at Island Ferry Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your business and great review!!!

Reviewed 27 February 2017

Skip the big boat and long lines. For $15 you get a ride to Bird Shoal, miles of beach all to yourself. Cindy and Perry are very accommodating. They pick up from the island every hour and you can call them to make changes to...More

Thank mhns12
Perry B, Owner at Island Ferry Adventures, responded to this review

Thanks for the business and taking the time to give us such a great review!!!

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BEEVE
I was wondering since I do have a bit of a problem walking long distances. do the boats drop you off right on Shackleford beach? I have read it is an awesome place to shell and possibly see horses? I would like to visit but a little concerned if I have the ability to walk the distance! I would probably be better off to go in a bit cooler weather if possible. Thank you for any comments!
7 September 2015|
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Response from Perry B | Property representative |
WE can help with trips to Bird Shoal; nice easy beach for walking, shelling and looking for the wild horses. Please give us a call a day aahead for tides and weather.
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wilsonpcsucksp
Is island ferry pet friendly? We have a puppy whom we cannot leave at home.
27 June 2015|
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Response from Perry B | Property representative |
We luv puppys and would like to meet yours;they are free but have to be controlled on the Islands. Thanks, Cindy
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homeisnice
We are coming in a week, 11 and 10 year old. Loves horses, dolphins, shells, and water. Which tour would be the best?
29 May 2015|
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Response from Perry B | Property representative |
We offer a Ferry Service to Carrot Island, Bird Shoals and Sand Dollar for walking the nature trailas and beaches looking for horses, shells and other wild life. We have a boat every 30 miniutes and Sand Dollar is by... More
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