BWB Repeat - Boat, Walk, Beach...Repeat OR Wild Horses & Shelling!
“Wild horses couldn't drag me away.”
Songwriters: Keith Richards / Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones
THE Customer's favorite, is the trifecta of excursions (Boat Walk Beach), with a destination right dab in the middle of Shackelford Island. This is truly an "Instagramable" day and our most popular tour!
We first cross the Beaufort Inlet, a natural passageway into the Atlantic Ocean, then travel approximately 4+ miles on the protected waters along Shackelford Banks to the historic Whale Creek area.
Captain Mark will lead you on a guided land tour utilizing a circuit trail to the ocean side of the island. On this hike/walk through a maritime forest, grasslands, and dunes Captain Mark expects to enjoy seeing the famous wild Shackelford Banker Horses.
Then, as if we were the first people to sight the ocean we will arrive at a heavenly beach to discover, most likely by ourselves. Identifying marine shells, including the Scotch bonnet which is the official state shell of NC, will be our activity, and appreciating the sheer beauty of the dunes and waves will be our companion as we walk along this beach. Then, and almost without notice, we will head back into the dunes for a dramatic scene of the sound with its picturesque colors.
A dip in the water along the protected waters of Shackleford on a hot day is delightful for families of ALL ages!
Back in the boat, Captain Mark will take you through the north end of Middle Marshes of The Rachel Carson Estuarine Reserve (RCR) up the entire Taylors Creek along historic Beaufort’s Front Street. From Lennoxville Point west to downtown you will have the town on your right and the RCR on your left. We have often seen wild horses on these islands as well. This excursion lasts approximately 4 hours. Free parking for one vehicle at the marina.