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What should passengers bring for a fun and safe day out in the sun on the H2O Captain boat?

  • In this time of Covid-19, we, at H2O Captain always think safety first.  Although not a requirement, please bring and wear on the boat your face covering/mask and ask our Captain to do the same if you would feel more comfortable.
  • Bathing suit (please wear under your clothing)
  • Long sleeves (to protect from the sun)
  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Boat shoes (these WILL get wet)
  • Sunglasses
  • Eyeglass and sunglass retainers (Croakies, Chums, etc.)
  • Suntan lotion
  • Towel
  • Waterproof or resistant windbreaker and/or jacket (the air temperature is typically 10 degrees COOLER on the water than on land!)
  • Camera
  • Lunch or snacks as well as your favorite beverages.  Ask Captain Mark to prepare the dining table for your party.  H2O Captain will provide cold water.
  • Bug spray
  • Snorkel, mask, and fins
  • If you are prone to getting seasick, please take your medication approximately 1 hour prior to departure, or make sure you have it with you on board. We have found that as our boat is “open,” meaning no cabin, that the constant fresh air is helpful to mitigating any seasick feelings.
  • A bag for all your belongings. 
  • A smaller bag for your valuables. Our preference is for you to leave ALL valuables on land!
  • A bag for shelling (if applicable on your excursion) will be supplied by H2O Captain!  Federal and State regulations do not allow creatures who haven’t abandoned their shell to be brought back on any of our boats.
  • And most importantly, your smile!

Furthermore, H2O Captain has a first aid kit onboard.

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Captain's Log

Captain's Logbook - 07. 21. 2021


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 this season where he has performed 47 excursions already (thru 7/21!) at the 3-way intersection of Fun, Safe, and Educational.

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