|"We are the longest privately owned and operated ferry service on the Beaufort waterfront."
Serving the locals and visitors of Beaufort for over 20 years, the Outer Banks Ferry Service continues to provide excellent transportation to the local islands.
'Captain Cuda' or 'Captain Barrowcuda', also known as Master Captain Perry Barrow, is a native born local of Morehead City, NC.
Captain Cuda started his ferry operation with a single boat offering passage to Shackleford Banks. To date, Captain Cuda and his Master Captains continue to provide safe passage to hundreds of passengers year round.
Captain Bob, owner of Waterbug Tours, provides scenic harbor tours within the Rachel Carson Reserve and the historic Beaufort waterfront. For over 10 years, this narrated history and nature cruise offers a "Beaufort 101" course to learn a little history, see a bit of nature and have a lot of fun.
For safe passage to the islands, we ferry our guests on Carolina Skiffs. Often called the "pickup truck" of the water, these flat bottom vessels are ideal for running the local waters. An open air design allows for passengers to take in the scenery and look for wildlife while aboard.
To Cape Lookout:
Designed to carry a maximum of 18 passengers, our 26 foot Parker with its modified V-hull ensures a smooth ride out to the lighthouse. The open air design offers passengers excellent views of the surrounding islands and local wildlife. Shade is limited, so hats are recommended for our extensive Lighthouse Tours.
Relax aboard Captain Bob's retired U.S. Navy captain's launch while going in search for local wildlife. This 18 passenger vessel comes complete with cushioned seating and a covered top providing shade on the boat. Its unique blue and white facade can be seen touring the historic Beaufort waterfront.
All vessels are inspected by the U.S. Coast Guard to ensure passenger safety.