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Beaufort is nestled safely among North Carolina’s southern Outer Banks.  Its surrounding coves and waters (Newport River to the north, Gallants Channel to the west, and Taylor’s Creek to the south) enable carefree navigation by ship and boat to any destination in the area.  These creeks and waterways empty out into the Atlantic Ocean and one of America’s very few southern-facing coasts.  Locals are universally proud of their ability to watch both the sunrise and sunset over the blue horizon.
 
The southern banks that separate Beaufort from the Atlantic Ocean (namely, Shackleford Banks and Carrot Island) are the protected habitats of wild horses, which have roamed the islands freely for hundreds of years.  Believed to be the descendants of Spanish Mustangs brought to the continent by conquistadors and trading vessels, these horses are a marvel of the world of wildlife, and unique to the region. 
 
The terrain of Beaufort is predominantly flat, marked by gorgeous oak and pine trees indicative of North Carolina’s verdant topography.  Porpoises, fish, crabs, and sea turtles populate the waterways.  The skies are accentuated with flocks of pelicans and seagulls, as well as the vivid reds of cardinals in the spring and summer.  Their calls compliment the warm beach breezes and add an unmistakable peace to the air.
 

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One of the few boats permitted by the Cape Lookout National Seashore to take you to any part of the National Park, charter a trip with Lookout Adventures 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 Park & Shackleford Banks is home to roughly 120 WILD HORSES with a history dating back nearly 400 years!

   
Shark Fishing
Are you ready for a wild afternoon of fighting with the ocean’s top predator? Some of the best fighting fish in the ocean, sharks can be quite a challenge to bring to the boat, and it’s definitely a thrill to know there’s a big predator on the other end of that line. We may catch many species of sharks: black tips, hammerheads, sand sharks, lemons, bonnet heads, spiny dogfish, and more…

   
VISIT-PCTC--Tours-Dolphin-Watch-1 This private trip is available from November to May, and is about as good as it gets for “off-season” fun & relaxation. The Lookout Adventures vessel is perfect for a relaxing and intimate cruise in the winter months because the pilothouse helps protect you from any wind or cold. Just dress warmly and you’ll be perfectly comfortable. Max # of 6 guests.

   
This trip is available year round, and is perfect for those wanting a peaceful & memorable cruise of the local waterfronts, islands and landmarks. Step on the boat and get to relaxin’ while our friendly & professional captain takes you on a beautiful cruise through these panoramic and historic waterways. Serenity is the goal as we glide over the water towards our rendezvous with the setting sun.

   

 

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