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Morehead City Ferry Service

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“fun trip”(5 reviews)
“sand bar”(5 reviews)
“sand dollars”(25 reviews)
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Morehead City Ferry Service offers the Largest Ferry to Sand Dollar Island. Our Sand Dollar Island trip schedule vary with low tide times. The new Miss Morehead City is a 49-passenger Catamaran. We also offer Sea Life Encounter Cruises and Sunset...more
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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709 Shepard St, Morehead City, NC 28557-4206
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+1 252-504-2488
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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic time! Captain and staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Our time on the island was fun! We only found 3 sand dollars, but fun searching for them. Definitely recommend!

Thank Erin C
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic time! We had 14 people in our group! Everyone had fun! Our captain was wonderful and told us about the area as we traveled and done a great job! It was by far our best trip to sand dollar island being...More

Thank Jamie L
Reviewed 8 September 2018

My husband & I went for the first time, decided will be bring the grandkids back for our next trip. It was fun & informative. I was surprised at how many sand dollars we actually found. The water was perfect, you could go ankle deep...More

Thank tdavis9293
Reviewed 5 September 2018

My sister and I have decided to make visiting Sand Dollar Island an annual trip while I'm visiting her every year. We love it & we love the Double D crew @ Morehead City Ferry Service!

Thank Jenny C
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

This is a must-do activity when visiting the beach!! We had so much fun and can’t wait to go back and do it again. Excellent service.

Thank dkfeeb
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Great experience and the water was so clear and warm! Love the whole area! Can't wait to return to this beautiful place.

Thank beachcomer5Thailand
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Great crew that pointed out sites and interesting things along the way to the island. The ride is 30 minutes with about 15 minutes in a no-wake zone and they drop you off for 2 hours, so plan for 3 hours. We found several sand...More

Thank Chris M
George A, Owner at Morehead City Ferry Service, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thank you Chris! I am very happy that you had such an enjoyable time. The tide pools are wonderful on Sand Dollar. We look forward to having you back with us again.

Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Had a great time looking for Sand Dollars. Found 3. On the way back the captain spotted some dolphins and turn the boat around so we could take pictures. It was a really good day.

Thank Bunny B
George A, Owner at Morehead City Ferry Service, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thank you Bunny! I am very happy to hear you had such an enjoyable time. We look forward to having you back with us again.

Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Loved all the touristy info about the islands and docks. Especially appreciative of the ferry turning around to allow us the opportunity to view a pod of dolphins. Priceless!

Thank Teresa G
George A, Owner at Morehead City Ferry Service, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thank you Teresa! Our Captains and crew will often turn around so passengers can enjoy viewing and taking pictures of dolphins. I am very happy you had a "Priceless" time and we look forward to having you back with us.

Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Great ride to Sand dollar island. Captain gave good advice on finding sand dollars. Wife found several live ones and also some she could keep well worth the money.

Thank Eddie E
George A, Owner at Morehead City Ferry Service, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thank you Eddie! I am very happy to hear you both had such a nice time. Thank your wife from us for leaving the live ones. We look forward to having you back with us again.

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Dorothy G
14 June 2018|
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Response from KayDewey | Reviewed this property |
Hello...I think if you go to their website and use the contact us email, they would be able to let you know.
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Lora D
17 January 2018|
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Response from bojammer99 | Reviewed this property |
The boats are very easy to get on and off, ramps, etc. Captains are always very helpful if you need any assistance. We had my 80+ year old grandmom on a trip to sand dollar island and she had no issues at all
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Larry20874
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Response from Grinchnot | Reviewed this property |
It's a three hour trip so if you left at 9:45, you'll be back at 12:45. It takes about 1/2 hour to get there and a 1/2 hour back. The captain is great too. We just took this trip a couple weeks ago and we were searching... More
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