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.  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, or travel along its scenic waterways, discovery and exploration await!

Our friendly cruises 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 tours and cruises.

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

Photo by Chuck Hill.

Why H2O Captain?

Ten Reasons Why You Should Hire H2O Captain.
1. Your choice of which town to commence your tour.  Beaufort, Morehead City, or Atlantic Beach!!!
2. Private tour for your party ONLY.
3. You’ve seen the area by walking or by car. Now view the area from the H2O Point of View.
4. Looking to purchase real estate in the area? See what your future home looks like from the water.
5. Go to Shackelford Island,  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 conditions prevail.
8. We are an eco-friendly company and Captain Mark respects all animals as he is vegan.
9.  We gladly accept VISA, Master Card, and American Express credit cards
10.  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 - 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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