H2O Captain Eco-Tour Boat Excursions

Boat to Cape Lookout and Shackleford

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H2O Captain Eco-Tour Private Boat Excursions is an authorized permittee of the National Park Service's Cape Lookout National Seashore to be able to perform tours on water and on land to view the wild horses of Shackleford Banks, and, of The Cape Lookout Lighthouse. Under the Governor of NC's order, people must wear face coverings when in public places where physical distancing is not possible. Because of the location of our private passengers, all on padded seats on our boat, face coverings will not be needed.

Our Private Boat Tours lasts 4+ hours. The tour itinerary is flexible. The typical departure time is 11:00am. Maximum of 6 passengers with all accommodated on cushioned seats. Nothing like a padded seat to absorb the waves! The best days of the week to have a wonderful experience are weekdays. Tours start at $349.

There are plenty of ways to enjoy our many miles of shoreline. You can practice social distancing by walking on the uncrowded beach while seeing our wild horses on Shackleford, take a scenic boat ride down the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), hopefully, see a pod of bottlenose dolphins (Flipper) or enjoy the beautiful local homes on the canals of Pine Knoll Shores and on Spooner’s Creek on the mainland as you explore all from the comfort of our Carolina Skiff 21 foot Ultra Elite Series with pickups in either Beaufort, Morehead City, or Atlantic Beach.

You will be greeted by Captain Mark and his 1st Mate, "Lucky" the dog. “Lucky is amazing, I love that dog!!! He can be in my boat anytime.” –Captain Jose P." Should you be allergic, Lucky will wait on land.

We believe in the power of bringing water and people together. This is why our excursions create compelling memories that deliver life-changing experiences!  Welcome Aboard, Enjoy the Excursions!

The National Park Service Approves a Commercial Use Permit for tours to Cape Lookout National Seashore to H2O Captain

Captain Mark Cape Lookout National SeashoreMarch 2020:  Most new companies take many years to receive authorization by the National Park Service and the Cape Lookout National Seashore for tours of Shackleford Banks and Cape Lookout.  H2O Captain Eco-Tour Private Boat Excursions received this approval on Day 1 of operation Spring of 2020!  If you travel to either of these destinations H2O Captain is the unique way to go.  For your assurance and safety, travel with H2O Captain who has earned a licensed commercial approved National Park Service Holder Permit!

Call today for reservations 202-369-1063.

Photo by Dave Tolley


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Captain's Log

Captain's Logbook - 09. 27. 2020


H2O Captain Eco-Tour Private Boat Excursions is authorized by the National Park Service to have both boat and land excursions to The Cape Lookout National Seashore which includes Shackleford Banks.  77 days out on the water, as of November 21.  Fun, safe, and educational times for all!

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