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Island Express Ferry Service

600 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516

Business Description

“An Experience to Last a Lifetime”

The only ferry authorized by the National Park Service to drop off at Cape Lookout Lighthouse and Shackleford Banks. Island Express Ferry Service features new, fast, large ferries and experienced captains. Enjoy the finest pristine waters, best shelling in North Carolina, wild horses, hiking, fishing and photography. Leave your stress from the mainland behind.



  • Beaufort – 600 Front St., Beaufort, NC 28516
  • Harkers Island – 1800 Island Rd, Harkers Island, NC 28531


Call for details on trips to Cape Lookout and Shackleford Banks.


Emerald Isle Marathon

Easter Eggstreme

Beaufort Wine & Food Festival

Beaufort Wooden Boat Show

Bike the Banks Rides

Emerald Isle Bikes and Blooms

Beaufort Music Festival

Crystal Kai Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) Cup

Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

Swansboro Arts by the Sea Festival

Emeraldfest Outdoor Concert Series

Beaufort Old Homes and Gardens Tour