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Ferry and Island experience

I booked our trip with Morehead Ferry Services the day before our trip. The website was very easy... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
alhaithcock
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Sand Dollar Island

The captain and crew were very knowledgeable and courteous. We had a fun time on our trip to Sand... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Karen C
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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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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 2 days ago via mobile

I booked our trip with Morehead Ferry Services the day before our trip. The website was very easy to use & I loved how you could click on the dates and it let you know the various times & if they were sold out. It...More

Thank alhaithcock
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The captain and crew were very knowledgeable and courteous. We had a fun time on our trip to Sand Dollar Island.

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to Sand Dollar Island several times but have done it with another ferry service. This was my first trip with Morehead City Ferry Service. They were very punctual and the Captain was quite informative about local sites and history during the trip out...More

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George A, Owner at Morehead City Ferry Service, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for such a nice review. We appreciate that you gave us a try and we look forward to having you back with us again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Captain Dave and crew were great. They gave us great info on the cruise out and in. And gave good tips while we were out. I grew up going to the beaches in this area, even got married over at Cape Lookout lighthouse, but we...More

Thank Kimberly H
George A, Owner at Morehead City Ferry Service, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Kimberly! I am very happy to hear you had such a wonderful time. We look forward to having you back with us again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

It was on my bucket list to find a whole sand dollar. I was skeptical if I would really find a sand dollar and I found 20. I would go every week if I could . It is great exercise and a lot of fun.

Thank debbierichart
George A, Owner at Morehead City Ferry Service, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Debbie! I am so glad you had such a great time. I would go every week myself if I could. We look forward to having you back with us again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family loved this outing - wish we had taken this cruise years ago when our kids were younger but our 16 and 11 year olds had fun too. The captain shared interesting information about the area as we traveled to and from the island....More

Thank Sylvia W
George A, Owner at Morehead City Ferry Service, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Sylvia! I am very happy to hear that you and your family had such a wonderful time. Sand Dollar Island is a favorite for people of all ages. We look forward to having you back with us again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Captain and crew were fantastic, personable, and knowledgeable! A family was late getting to the boat that morning and the Captain called them and waited to be sure they made the tour. Exceptional customer service! If you are in the area, make sure to...More

Thank Devon C
George A, Owner at Morehead City Ferry Service, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Devon. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to having you back with us again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very awesome experience! The people were very friendly. Smooth boat ride. Very reasonably priced. Will most definitely go again and again!!

Thank Melissa O
George A, Owner at Morehead City Ferry Service, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Melissa! We look forward to having you back with us again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend for everyone! Fun cruise to Sand Dollar Island. Lots of shallow water for finding sand dollars and the biggest and best shells.

Thank kkngzmom
George A, Owner at Morehead City Ferry Service, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review! We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to having you back with us again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our entire family loved sand dollar island! It was perfect for all ages since the water around the island is shallow and calm. All 3 of my kids were so excited every time they found a sand dollar! Definitely recommend!

Thank agerber10
George A, Owner at Morehead City Ferry Service, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for such a great review! Best part of your vacation? Wow. That is fantastic. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to having you back with us again soon.

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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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