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Private Island Hopping Charters | Live it up !

Experience the pristine beauty of the Cape Lookout National Seashore

Round up the friends & family and get ready for an experience that you can’t get any other way!

We are one of the few boats permitted by the Cape Lookout National Seashore to take you to any part of the National Park, so charter a trip with us and spend a day exploring one of the most beautiful parts of NC’s coast.

  • The best SHELLING beaches in North Carolina are inside the Cape Lookout National Seashore
  • Shackleford Banks, home to roughly 120 WILD HORSES with a history dating back nearly 400 years!
  • The Cape Lookout Lighthouse, which is one of the few operational lighthouses that can only be reached by boat – and, for the first time ever, the Lighthouse is open for climbing on a regular basis. Climb to the top and enjoy the spectacular view!
  • We have 6 full sets of snorkeling gear, and we can show you where to snorkel to explore the underwater realm
  • Relax on a completely private stretch of beach, and enjoy the sounds of the winds & waves

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Private, Unique & Unforgettable

The Cape Lookout National Seashore is our playground and we are permitted by the National Park Service to take you anywhere in the Park. So, get ready for an amazing day of relaxation, adventure, sun & FUN. Climb the Cape Lookout Lighthouse & see Wild Horses.

You decide the itinerary, or let us suggest your island destinations based on our experience. Either way, you’ll have a blast enjoying & exploring. It’s a great day of fun for families, friends or groups. Swim, snorkel, shell & more. FUN fishing can also be combined with this trip

Simply give us a call & schedule your adventure. Enjoy our signature 1/2 day Cape Lookout Island Hopping Adventure, or charter the boat/captain for an entire day and really soak up the local flavor while cruising from one amazing destination to the other. Or, you can opt for the COMBO-Day package and get the best of both worlds.

Why charter with Lookout Adventures?

The Lookout Adventures vessel is a large and roomy pilothouse version that can easily handle 6 guests in addition to her crew. The cockpit is very well protected from sea & spray, and much of the boat is shaded. There is ample seating for every single member of your party, and up front is a fully enclosed cuddy cabin where all your belongings, towels, cell phones, etc… can be safely stored with no chance of getting wet. 

Most of the other charter fishing boats in our ‘class’ are open air, center console skiffs, often with a flat bottom and very little room for seating, etc… These boats are really only capable of carrying 2 or 3 guests comfortably, and any more than that will certainly stretch the limits of seating capacity, dry storage & guest comfort. Additionally, on this type of boat, you’ll most likely get wet as any spray from the boat will be carried by the wind across the boat, soaking the occupants and their gear. A trip on this type of boat will very likely leave you sunburned, sea-sprayed, tired, wet & worn out.

You’ll definitely appreciate the many advantages of our vessel from the minute you step on board for your charter, and as the day winds on, you’ll realize how nice it is to not be sunburned, sea-sprayed, tired, wet or worn out.

In addition, when you charter with Lookout Adventures, you’ll have both a captain and a mate.

The captain’s job is to concentrate solely on the safe navigation of the boat, and to put you in the best places to find and catch the most possible fish. And, the mate’s job is to concentrate on your group to help maximize the enjoyment of your trip by lending you a helping hand at every turn.

$425.00 >> Private 1/2 Day Island Adventure | 3 Time Slots

  • AM SLOT :: 7:00am – 11:00am
  • PM SLOT :: 11:30am – 3:30pm
  • TWILIGHT :: 4:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Your group will be whisked off on an adventure that you’ll remember for years to come.
  • The Cape Lookout area will be your playground as we hop from one amazing place to the next, all the while the captain will entertain & educate with local history & folklore, fascinating facts about the local flora & fauna, and dropping you off at wild & scenic locations along the way.
  • Half Day Trips are 4 hours
  • Have your own personal boat & Captain at your disposal
  • COMPARE the cost of owning a boat with the cost of chartering with us, along with the pros & cons of each, and we think you’ll see that chartering with us is a great bargain.
  • Easily see availability and BOOK ONLINE | BOOK AM | BOOK PM | BOOK TWILIGHT

$750.00 >> Private Full Day Island Adventure | 2 Time Slots

  • Full Day “Early” Trip :: 7:00am – 3:00pm
  • Full Day “Later” Trip :: 11:30am – 7:30pm
  • Your group will be whisked off on an adventure that you’ll remember for years to come.
  • The Cape Lookout area will be your playground as we hop from one amazing place to the next, all the while the captain will entertain & educate with local history & folklore, fascinating facts about the local flora & fauna, and dropping you off at wild & scenic locations along the way.
  • Have your own personal boat & Captain at your disposal. We can drop part of your party on a pristine, private beach, and then go fishing with the others, then return to pick up the beachcombers for a nice ride to the Lighthouse.
  • The possibilities are endless, so call us to brainstorm your unique Cape Lookout Adventure.
  • Full Day Trips are 8 hours
  • Have your own personal boat & Captain at your disposal
  • COMPARE the cost of owning a boat with the cost of chartering with us, along with the pros & cons of each, and we think you’ll see that chartering with us is a great bargain.
  • Easily see availability and BOOK ONLINE | BOOK “EARLY” FULL DAY | BOOK “LATER” FULL DAY
$750.00 >> COMBO-Day Package | 2 Time Slots
  • Full Day “Early” Trip :: 7:00am – 3:00pm
  • Full Day “Later” Trip :: 11:30am – 7:30pm
  • The best of all worlds! Get fishing, island hopping, private boat, etc… The WORKS!
  • Spend part of the day fishing, and then part of the day on a completely customized adventure
  • We can drop part of your party on a pristine, private beach, and then go fishing with the others, then return to pick up the beachcombers for a nice ride to the Lighthouse.
  • The possibilities are endless, so call us to brainstorm your unique Cape Lookout Adventure.
  • Full Day Trips are 8 hours
  • Have your own personal boat & Captain at your disposal
  • COMPARE the cost of owning a boat with the cost of chartering with us, along with the pros & cons of each, and we think you’ll see that chartering with us is a great bargain.
  • Easily see availability and BOOK ONLINE | BOOK “EARLY” FULL DAY | BOOK “LATER” FULL DAY
$325.00 >> Private Sunset Cruise | 6:00pm – 8:30pm
  • Let us pamper you with a chauffeured boat ride in and about the beautiful Cape Lookout area.
  • See the Beaufort Waterfront, Shackleford Banks, Harkers Island, the Rachel Carson Estuarine Reserve, Town Creek, the Morehead City Waterfront, the Intracoastal Waterway, Duke Marine Lab & much more… all by the light of the golden setting sun.
  • Makes for a private, relaxing and personal experience that you’ll remember for many years.
  • COMPARE the cost of owning a boat with the cost of chartering with us, along with the pros & cons of each, and we think you’ll see that chartering with us is a great bargain.
  • Easily see availability and BOOK ONLINE!

>> Pricing | Per trip | 6 passenger maximum
Prices above are for the entire boat, regardless of the number of passengers. We do not combine groups. The price will be the same regardless of how many are in your group, and you will have a completely private charter.
 
Tips are appreciated | Your Captain & Crew work hard to provide each group an excellent experience
Frequently Asked Questions

What type of boat will we use?

  • We’ll be using the Cape Lookout Adventures 23′ Maycraft Pilothouse, which offers you the most room, most protection from the elements, most room for fishing & relaxing, and much more. It’s possible that a better inshore boat for these types of trips has never been made. The boat is powered by a 2012 Suzuki 175hp Four Stroke for a powerful, quiet & reliable experience.

What happens if the weather is bad for the day of the charter?

  • We will be the judges of the weather since we are extremely familiar and experienced with the local weather patterns. Cancellations will not be permitted because your group “thinks” they “heard” it “might” rain on TV. Weather people on TV have absolutely no clue about the weather on the coast, and we have seen many cases where people will miss an incredible day on the water because they trusted the “experts” on TV.
  • If it looks as if the weather will be either “miserable or dangerous”, then we will inform your group, and make the proper decision about your charter
  • The Lookout Adventures vessel is a pilothouse version with enclosure curtains so even if there is a short spat of rain/wind, your group will be fully protected and can happily continue enjoying your day after the weather has passed.

What if I need to cancel the charter? 

  • If you cancel 7 days or more before your charter, you are entitled to a full refund of the deposit.
  • Cancellations that are less than 7 days before the charter will receive 75% of the deposit.
  • Cancellations that are less than 3 days before the charter will receive 50% of the deposit.
  • Cancellations that are less than 24 hours before the charter will receive 0% of the deposit.
  • Groups that do not cancel, and do not show for a charter will be charged the full amount of the charter.

Do you supply tackle for your use? 

  • We provide top quality tackle for your use. All baits and lures are included for your use. Live bait is supplied when needed. You may also bring your favorite tackle. Please indicate this before your trip.

Do you fish with children?

  • Yes, of course. We love to see children catch fish and help them. Seeing the excitement in their eyes is what makes the family trips such a pleasure for our captain & crew.

Do we need a fishing license?

  • No, a NC Saltwater Fishing license is provided. The boat has a blanket license for all passengers, so you DO NOT need to have a fishing license.

What do we need to bring?

  • We suggest you dress for the conditions. A hat, sunglasses, loose and light colored clothing in summer. Warm clothing is appropriate for the spring and fall. You need to bring food, water, drinks, snacks, a camera and a cooler for you fish.

Your level of experience?

  • You do not need to be an expert. We have fun and provide instruction for you, if you need it. It is your day and we do all that we can to make it enjoyable! We appreciate the opportunity to be a part of that.

Where is departure?

  • We will depart from the Lookout Adventures docking facility at the Morehead City Yacht Basin. Parking is free, and you will have very close by access to a well provisioned convenience store for all your last minute needs before your charter.  Click HERE for more specific directions.

Do you clean our catch?

  • Yes, if time permits, we will clean your fish. Tips are appreciated for this service.