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Shackleford Wild Horse and Shelling Safari

Horse Tours on Shackleford Banks, NC

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NOTICE: We will not be sailing for the remainder of the season due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, Island Express Ferry Service is still sailing daily to Shackleford Banks and Cape Lookout lighthouse, please visit or call 252-728-7433.

Located on Shackleford Banks Island in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, we offer wild horse and shelling tours along our pristine beaches. With close proximity to many other islands and towns such as Beaufort, Emerald Isle, Atlantic Beach, and Cape Lookout, we have a great central location! Book your tour today!

Highly Rated by Guests on TripAdvisor

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This tour was great!

When we arrived on the island there were 8 horses to welcome us, including the 2 1/2 month old Marley. The island is beautiful and the horses are fabulous. Our guide Ashley was so knowledgeable about the horses and the area. She was so pleasant. We were very pleased with the entire experience.

– Adele F. • TripAdvisor
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Awesome guided tour!

Tour guide was awesome! We got tons of information about the wild horses and the hike through the middle part of the island was awesome and informative. We were able to find a couple of intact sand dollars and conch shells. Highly recommend this tour!

– Debbie S. • TripAdvisor
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The horses are so beautiful!

We took the guided tour to Shackleford Island and enjoyed every minute of it! Our guide, Ashley was very knowledgeable and we learned so much. This is one of the only wild herds of horses and they have been on the Island since the 1500's! Truly amazing.

– Tori G. • TripAdvisor
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Amazing and breathtaking

This trip was amazing and breathtaking. It was everything I hoped and wanted it to be. We took the ferry over, experienced the guided tour with a very knowledgeable young lady. We got to see all of the horses too!..This was an experience we'll never forget!

– Dana C. • TripAdvisor

Join Us for a Horse Safari!

Welcome to a rare experience with nature that you’ll never forget. After a quick and scenic ferry ride, you’ll have the opportunity to track the wild horses of Shackleford Banks with your experienced guide, then spend your free time collecting some of North Carolina’s best shells.

This unique safari provides the perfect morning entertainment and helps you connect more deeply with the wildlife and nature around you. Book your experience today!