Shackleford Banks Shelling & Wild Horse Expedition

Tours in Beaufort, NC

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NOTICE: We will not be sailing for the remainder of the season due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, Island Express Ferry Service is still sailing daily to Shackleford Banks and Cape Lookout lighthouse, please visit islandexpressferryservices.com or call 252-728-7433.

• View Wild Horses & Collect Shells on Shackleford Banks! •

Join Us For a Wild Horse Tour!

Shackleford Banks Shelling & Wild Horse Expedition offers guests a chance to explore the best of nature on the Cape Lookout National Seashore.

Board a ferry for a short, enjoyable road to the shore. Then spend a few hours viewing and tracking the beautiful wild horses that roam free here, exploring the beach, and searching for a variety of unique, unbroken shells that litter the shore.

Our wild horse tour is offered at 8:30 a.m. daily and provides one of the best ways to spend a morning in Beaufort, NC!

5-Star Praise for Our Wild Horse Expedition

variety of shells

Definitely bring drinks & chairs to make the most of an amazing experience you'll remember forever! The horses are stunning and we found beautiful shells, excellent breeze, and nice clean water & sand. This was my second trip and I brought my best friend from out of state & she loved it!

– Holly L. • Facebook
wild horse mother and baby grazing

We had the best time, and our guide Charles was amazing! He took the time to tell us all about the island and shared insider details that really made what we were seeing that much more amazing...This was our first time with this company and we would 100% recommend them to anyone wanting an in depth tour of the island.

– Ashley H. • Facebook
sand dollar on beach

This is the best deal from Beaufort...It's a beautiful island, mostly uncleared. The water is warm and the breeze is fantastic. We went two days in a row. Plus you get a boat ride!! It's quite a trek to see the cape just FYI.

– Kiera H. • Facebook
wild horses walking on beach

Second time visiting the Island and we were able to see horses and relax! Last year we found a whole group, maybe 20-25, in a spot and this year there were 3 males right there awaiting our arrival! Great little get away!

– Debbie P. • Facebook