About H2O Captain

It is a curious situation that the sea, from which life first arose, should now be threatened by the activities of one form of that life. But the sea, though changed in a sinister way, will continue to exist: the threat is rather to life itself. --Rachel Carson

Emerald Isle Boat to Cape Lookout and ShacklefordH2O Captain is an authorized operator of the National Park Service Cape Lookout National Seashore able to give tours by boat and on land.  For your assurance and safety, travel with H2O Captain.  Our national parks tell distinctly American stories.  Whether they inspire you as you marvel at a lighthouse, wild horses, fabulous seashells, or travel along its scenic waterways, discovery and exploration await!

Our friendly, comfortable, and safe excursions are created for both the curious, and adventurous tourist who wishes to see the sites from the water as well as the land! Our small staff of highly competent and devoted professionals ensures safe, secure, economically viable, and environmentally sound private boat excursions.

At your service from the helm will be your U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Immediate Past Flotilla Commander and Licensed U.S. Coast Guard Master Captain Mark.

Photo by Chuck Hill.

Why H2O Captain?

One Dozen Reasons Why You Should Hire H2O Captain.
1. Everyone sits on a cushioned seat.
2. Private excursion for your party only.
3. FREE parking for 1 vehicle at our Atlantic Beach location!
4. View the commercial port of Morehead City, plus the waterfronts of Morehead City and Beaufort plus see the Rachel Carson Preserve if you depart from our Atlantic Beach location.
5. Go to Shackelford Banks or the Cape Lookout Bight,  but NOT where the ferry goes!
6. Because the 1st Mate is Lucky the dog!
7. Safety first. We respect Mother Nature and will not take you out when unmanageable conditions prevail.
8.  We have a bimini to stand under to protect you from Mother Nature's rain or the heat of the sun.

9. We are an eco-friendly company and Captain Mark respects all animals as he is vegan.
10. A dining table for up to 6 passengers can be set up by Captain Mark if you bring your own lunch or if you are on a Custom Excursion enjoying a Sunset Cruise and prefer to dine on the H2O Captain Ultra Elite boat!

11.  See Money Island with its 4 goats and get to ride on the Intra Coastal Waterway (ICW) from our Atlantic Beach location.
12.  We are happy, we smile, we LOVE what we do and we share it with YOU!

Cape Lookout NPS

Latest News

Captain's Log

Captain's Logbook - 09. 10. 2022


Adventure Awaits!  H2O Captain is authorized by the National Park Service to have both boat and guided land excursions to The Cape Lookout National Seashore which includes seeing the wild horses and great shelling on Shackleford Banks, our most popular excursion.  Captain Mark looks forward to serving you in 2022 at the 3-way intersection of Fun, Safe, and Educational.

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