H2O Captain Eco-Tour Boat Excursions

Boat to Cape Lookout and Shackleford

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Mission StatementH2O Captain Eco-Tour Private Boat Excursions is an authorized permittee of the National Park Service's Cape Lookout National Seashore to be able to perform tours on water and on land to view the wild horses of Shackleford Banks, our MOST POPULAR excursion, and, The Cape Lookout Lighthouse. 

Our Private Boat Tours lasts 4+ hours. The tour itinerary is flexible. The typical departure time is 11:00am. Maximum of 6 passengers with all accommodated on cushioned seats. Nothing like a padded seat to absorb the waves! The best days of the week to have a wonderful experience are weekdays. Excursions start at $399.

There are plenty of ways to enjoy our many miles of shoreline. You can practice social distancing by walking on the uncrowded beach while seeing our wild horses on Shackleford, take a scenic boat ride down the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) to Swansboro, hopefully, see a pod of bottlenose dolphins (Flipper), or enjoy going round the waterfronts of Beaufort and Morehead City, viewing the Rachel Carson Preserve, and part of Shackleford Banks, not to mention crossing the Beaufort Inlet while you see and feel the North Atlantic Ocean as you explore all from the comfort of our Carolina Skiff 21 foot Ultra Elite Series with pickups in either Beaufort, Morehead City, or Atlantic Beach.

You will be greeted by Captain Mark and his 1st Mate "Lucky" the dog.  "Lucky is amazing, I love that dog!!!  He can be in my boat anytime.” –Captain Jose P.  Should you be allergic, Lucky will wait on land.

We believe in the power of bringing water and people together. This is why our excursions create compelling memories that deliver life-changing experiences!  Welcome Aboard, Enjoy the Excursions!

The National Park Service [Again] Approves a Commercial Use Permit for tours to Cape Lookout National Seashore to H2O Captain

Captain Mark Cape Lookout National SeashoreFebruary 2021:  Once again, H2O Captain Eco-Tour Private Boat Excursions has landed a Commercial Use Permit and again is an Authorized Permittee of the National Park Service and the Cape Lookout National Seashore for both boat and land tours of Shackleford Banks to see the wild horses, our most popular excursion, and the Cape Lookout Bight and Lighthouse. 

If you travel to either of these destinations H2O Captain is the unique way to go.  For your assurance and safety, travel with H2O Captain who has earned a licensed commercial approved National Park Service Holder Permit!

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Photo by Dave Tolley


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Captain's Log

Captain's Logbook - 11. 21. 2020


H2O Captain is authorized by the National Park Service to have both boat and land excursions to The Cape Lookout National Seashore which includes seeing the wild horses on Shackleford Banks, our most popular excursion.  Captain Mark looks forward to serving you in 2021.  Last year we spent 77 days out on the water!  Fun, safe, and educational times for all!

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