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Island Ferry Adventures


Island Ferry Adventures
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“sand dollars”(27 reviews)
“wild horses”(33 reviews)
“low tide”(9 reviews)
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610 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516-2210
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

I will start by saying i have not been a passenger. We like to anchor outside the channel across from duke marine lab in the little cove there. Every time the their flat bottom comes by he is throwing a significant wake in a no...More

Thank steven b
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Maybe it was just the day and time of year we went, but we found ONE small sand dollar from the whole 2 hours we had to look before the ferry came back to pick us up. And we waded way out on the sand...More

Thank Rebekah T
Perry B, Owner at Island Ferry Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

That’s why they call it fishing!😎

Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

We booked Cape lookout tour on Monday and were told that they were not running that tour the week we were on vacation. I told them I'd be ok with a Rachel Carson tour and they said they would have to get a few more...More

Thank Matt S
Perry B, Owner at Island Ferry Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Very disappointed in your review; we try very hard to provide a fun and safe adventure on our tours.we will not beat you and soak passengers in dangerous weather conditions! we monitor the weather and try to give at least a hours notice of cancellation.

Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

I had a very good experience on this tour boat. They are very nice, and informative. The boat ride was very enjoyable. I found lots of sand dollars, and there was a lot of live ones to play with.

Thank Paula D
Perry B, Owner at Island Ferry Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thanks a lot for the time to give us some Great feed back. The live sand Dollars enjoyed being set free after your play date. Thanks again and please come back!

Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

The lady who answered the phone in advance of our visit was very friendly and helpful. The day we went the winds had picked up and when we arrived at Bird’s Shoal it was gusting with sand flying and our 3 year old was crying....More

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Perry B, Owner at Island Ferry Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Thanks for the review; hope you come back on a less windy day! Thanks again!

Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

We took the ferry to Bird Shoals on a Friday morning. We went early to beat the sun, but I think it’s better to time your trip with low tide. We were at high tide, and had a great time, but sand dollars and shells...More

Thank Princeton75
Reviewed 6 July 2018

We had a great time on Bird Island today! The ferry was quick and on time! They came to pick us up even though we were the last people of the day. The captain was very nice and answered the questions we had about the...More

Thank Mary Frances M
Perry B, Owner at Island Ferry Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

Thanks for the great review; think you ment Sand Dollar Island which is a sand bar. Thanks again we try to make all trip easy to the Crystal Coast!

Reviewed 5 July 2018

The ferry service to Sand Dollar Island is a fine, fun experience. We left on time, there was seating for everyone (and whatever you might bring), and the ride to Sand Dollar Island was only 30 minutes. Here’s the part the Island Ferry Adventures website...More

Thank Bethany B
Perry B, Owner at Island Ferry Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2018

Bethany, thanks for the review; I looked on our website and found all the things you mentioned under the Ferry service title, we also go over this on the phone when you make the reservations.Thanks again!

Reviewed 31 May 2018

I took a trip out to Sand Dollar Island on Memorial Day weekend and had the most amazing day ever! From check-in at the Island Ferry Adventures booth, to making friends on the boat, to wading around searching for shells and sand dollars, to the...More

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Perry B, Owner at Island Ferry Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to let us know how we are doing! Memorial Day was not normal; lots & lots of people. Hope you will try us on a average day and try Bird Shoals. Thanks again!!! Perry

Reviewed 24 April 2018

Whether you want to just beachwalk, find shells, find sand dollars, hike the reserve or find the wild horses, this ferry service is the best choice. Always on time and priced well. For me, much better than the Shackelford trip,

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Perry B, Owner at Island Ferry Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Thanks so much for the review; means a lot!!!

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8 September 2015|
Response from Perry B | Property representative |
WE can help with trips to Bird Shoal; nice easy beach for walking, shelling and looking for the wild horses. Please give us a call a day aahead for tides and weather.
27 June 2015|
Response from Perry B | Property representative |
We luv puppys and would like to meet yours;they are free but have to be controlled on the Islands. Thanks, Cindy
30 May 2015|
Response from Perry B | Property representative |
We offer a Ferry Service to Carrot Island, Bird Shoals and Sand Dollar for walking the nature trailas and beaches looking for horses, shells and other wild life. We have a boat every 30 miniutes and Sand Dollar is by... More