H2O Captain Eco-Tour Boat Excursions

Boat to Cape Lookout and Shackleford

H2O Captain Eco-Tour Boat Excursions is an authorized permittee of the National Park Service's Cape Lookout National Seashore to be able to perform tours of the wild horses of Shackleford Banks and of The Cape Lookout Lighthouse.  Under the Governor of NC's order, people must wear face coverings when in public places where physical distancing is not possible.  Because of the location of our private passengers on our boat face coverings will not be needed.  

Our Private Boat Tours lasts 4+ hours. The tour itinerary is flexible. The typical departure time is 10:00am.  Maximum of 6 passengers with all accommodated on padded seats.   Nothing like a padded seat to absorb the waves!  The best days of the week to have a wonderful experience are weekdays.  Prices start at $299.

There are plenty of ways to enjoy our many miles of shoreline this summer. 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), hopefully, see a pod of bottlenose dolphins (Flipper) or enjoy the beautiful local homes on the canals of Pine Knoll Shores and on Spooner’s Creek on the mainland 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.  Welcome Aboard, Enjoy the Excursions!

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H2O Captain Eco-Tour Private Boat Excursions is authorized by the National Park Service to have both boat and land excursions to The Cape Lookout National Seashore which includes Shackleford Banks.  38 days out on the water, as of July 30.  Fun times for all!

July 30,  Sunset Cruise

July 30,  Whale Creek, National Park Service Trip

July 26,  Sunset Cruise

July 24,  Cape Lookout

July 24,  Sunset Cruise

July 23,  Whale Creek, Shackleford

July 22,  Cape Lookout and The Bight

July 20,  Sunset Cruise

July 19,  Our Waterways:  Local Knowledge

July 17,  Sunset Cruise

July 15,  Sunset Cruise

July 14,  Sunset Cruise

July 12,  The Double Bill, Shackleford AND Cape Lookout!

July 10,  On The Outside, Cape Lookout

July  6,  BWB...Repeat Cruise

July 5,  Sunset Cruise

July 3 ,  Beaufort, Morehead City Sunset Cruise, Boathouse Lennoxville Point AND Sunset Cruise

June 28, Sunset Cruise

June 27, Sunset Cruise

June 26, Shackleford Banks and Rachel Carson Preserve

June 24, Sunset Cruise

June 23, Round We Go 

June 22, Cape Lookout Lighthouse (on the inside as the ocean was quite wavy and windy!)

June 21, Shackleford Banks (saw two foals!!)

June 20, Two excursions!!  Round We Go and Sunset Cruise

June 19, Sunset Cruise

June 13, Round We Go

June 8th, Shackleford Banks, plus going through Rachel Carson Preserve, Beaufort and MHC

June 7th, Sunset Cruise

Monday, June 1st, a beautiful day to go out to The Cape Lookout Lighthouse (see photos on www.facebook.com/h2ocaptain) with the Senior Captain of Island Express Ferries.

Wednesday, May 27th, another day on the Tiki Bar Boat celebrating a 38th Birthday with wonderful people from Virginia.

Tuesday, May 26th, As one of the Captains of Cruisin' Tikis, we had a good time with the owner and his wife this early this afternoon just prior to the rain commencing

Memorial Day Weekend 2020
Saturday, May 23rd, The Other 1/2 Excursion from the mainland to the island!
The fun started Friday, May 22nd sightseeing around Beaufort.

March 2020
Monday 9, t
rip to Shackleford Banks on a lovely day in March.  Crossing Beaufort Inlet was smooth with sand bars getting decidedly larger and growing more northward.  We cut back through Middle Marsh in low tide as a shortcut back to Beaufort for the entire length of Taylors Creek.  First Mate Lucky with Dave Tolley.

Early March:  Preparing to open up shop.  Waxing the boat.  Purchasing all new Type 1 Commercial Life Jackets with whistles and safety lights.  Change of oil, etc. in our 4-Stroke 150hp Suzuki Engine.

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Captain's Logbook - 07. 11. 2020

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H2O Captain Eco-Tour Private Boat Excursions is authorized by the National Park Service to have both boat and land excursions to The Cape Lookout National Seashore which includes Shackleford Banks.  38 days out on the water, as of July 30.  Fun times for all!

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