Anchors Up!

⚓  H2O Captain looks forward to lifting our anchor and taking you to Shackleford Island and Cape Lookout.

Visitors come to Cape Lookout National Seashore primarily to take advantage of the recreational opportunities found on the islands of Cape Lookout and Shackleford Banks. Others are drawn to the park because they are interested in lighthouses or the wild horses. Total recreational visits to the park are over 500,000 people per year.

The months of June, July, and August receive the highest visitation, primarily from day users. During a typical year, December through February are the months with the lowest visitation. The majority of visitors to Cape Lookout National Seashore come from within North Carolina. Traditionally these visitors have made trips, sometimes for generations, to this section of the coast for summer visits. However, an increasing number of park visitors come from all fifty states and many foreign countries. At H2O Captain we welcome all visitors to this wonderful national resource of the seashore which belongs to all of us!


-  Milton & Amelia from North Carolina:  "Where do we begin? We had a fabulous day with Captain Mark! My wife and I love this area and are planning to purchase a boat next summer. We were looking for someone with expertise in boating to show us around and give us guidance navigating the area. We were more than pleased with Captain Mark. We had a blast! He showed us the most beautiful spots while teaching us the rules of the waterway and boat navigation. He is a real professional and went above and beyond to show us what we needed to do to get started with boating. We were even lucky enough to see wild horses and dolphins - 3 times! We highly recommend Captain Mark and we look forward to boating with him again!"
-  Shirley from West Virginia:  "WOW Captain Mark.....really impressed with H20"
-  Dave from North Carolina:  "The Captain was very informative about the island and the surrounding area. We felt very safe on the boat ride over and back from the island."
-  Sarah from Kentucky:  "Thank you so much for the great trip yesterday!  It was a highlight for sure, and I think you even topped the pirate ship for the boys.  Thanks again for everything!!"
-  Linda from Maryland:  "Captain Mark did an excellent job getting us to Shackleford. We did a short hike on a sandy path to the ocean side. Beautiful beach! We also ran into about 4 wild horses including a baby.  Cape lookout lighthouse was next. Again excellent ride over. Walked on the boardwalk out to the ocean. Pristine beach. Captain Mark was always making sure we were well taken care of and were having fun. Highly recommend!!"



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Captain's Logbook - 07. 11. 2020


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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