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Morehead City Ferry Service

709 Shepard St, Morehead City, NC 28557-4206
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Ron & Missy

I loved every minute of it! Very knowledgeable crew & comical. We had a great time & made beautiful... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Melissa V
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Went on the sand dollar tour, very good time, lots of shells and sand dollars to be had. The crew... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Charley M
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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 Evening Cruises. Reservations are required. BOOK ONLINE! Free parking!
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“sand bar” (5 reviews)
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“sand dollars” (24 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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709 Shepard St, Morehead City, NC 28557-4206
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I loved every minute of it! Very knowledgeable crew & comical. We had a great time & made beautiful memories.

Thank Melissa V
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went on the sand dollar tour, very good time, lots of shells and sand dollars to be had. The crew is top notch.

Thank Charley M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My bff and I went to the island after making reservations online. I thought we might find a couple of sand dollars but boy was I wrong! I found 30 and she found 26! So many live ones as well! We encountered a few knobbed...More

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

Thank you Sheri! We are so happy to hear about your wonderful time with us! It sounds like it was a great shelling day. I do hope you left the live ones. We ask everyone to leave the live ones and only take the dead...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great family trip! My 8 year-old son and I had a great time walking around the sandbar and wading around looking for Sand Dollars. 2-hour time spent on the sandbar was just right. We will definitely do it again!

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

Thank you for your review and for coming out with us! We look forward to having you back!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great trip, the captains are very nice as well! We found tons of sand dollars and had a great time, cant wait to do it again!

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

Thank you Jennifer! We look forward to having you back with us!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sand dollar Island trip was great as always! Found lots of sand dollars! Saw lots of horses and dolphins on the ride out and back! This is a great trip for everyone!

Thank Lori O
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George A, Owner at Morehead City Ferry Service, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Lori! Those are great pictures. Please post them on our Facebook page. We love our customer's pictures. We look forward to having you back with us.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My two year old son and I had a wonderful time. It was our first time out there and I've been wanting to go since we moved here in 2016. We loved playing in the shallow water and looking for shells. The ride over was...More

Thank Kaylin M
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George A, Owner at Morehead City Ferry Service, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Kaylin! The tide pools are wonderful for children to play in and they love it! We look forward to having you back with us again.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The pontoon boat ride was an easy ride over. The Captain was very informative and funny. Treasures all around the island. We say a baby stingray, large clamshell, whole sanddollars, random shells. Wisj we could stay out there just a little longer tho. Great trip!...More

Thank Kaitlin R
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George A, Owner at Morehead City Ferry Service, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Kaitlin! That is wonderful to hear! Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your time. We look forward to having you back with us.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Captain and his helper Dave couldn’t have been nicer and more helpful. We looked at other ferry services and saw step ladders on the boat. Knowing my limitations would not allow me to climb a ladder we thought we would not be able to...More

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George A, Owner at Morehead City Ferry Service, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Lora! Captain Dave and Deckhand Dave love sharing the Sand Dollar Island experience with customers and I will be sure to pass along your very nice review. They will be pleased to hear it. We strive to make our customers comfortable and getting...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Absolutely phenomenal group David the captain and David the deckhand were both amazing! Very informative and we took a wagon with large wheels and chairs with a cooler it was so much fun! Hoping next year they extend the time there or maybe run each...More

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George A, Owner at Morehead City Ferry Service, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thank you for the great review and we are so glad that you had a phenomenal time. Please come back and ride with us again soon!!

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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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