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Rent the Boat

Custom and Package Tours

In addition to offering walk-on, daily tours of the area, Wrightsville Beach Scenic tours can customize a boat charter tailored to your specific needs and interests. You may want to bring your entire family on a relaxing cruise to the Masonboro Island coastal preserve – without all the hassle of tailoring your boat, renting an unfamiliar boat or navigating an unfamiliar area.

Our boat, staff and equipment are available for a fully customizable, private trip. Let out experience be your pleasure.

By choosing our custom packages you can truly relax and leave the logistics to us. Just tell the captain where you want to go and what you want to do. It’s the easiest way to guarantee a worry-free day in the Wrightsville Beach area. Basically, you own the Shammock for the allotted time.

The basic rate of $150 an hour includes:

  • Full rental of the M/V Shamrock (room for 20, marine head, deck chairs, etc.)
  • Licensed and knowledgeable Captain
  • Experienced and friendly mate
  • Extra large cooler with soft drinks and water – with plenty of room for your food and beverage.
  • Quality sound system with iPod jack

Your choice is:

  • 1/4 day (2hours) – $300
  • 1/2 day (4 hours) – $500
  • full day (8 hours) – $1,200

Over time we have offered similar trips to groups. The below trip descriptions are here for your reference to give you an idea of what is available.

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Black Skimmers flocking on the south end of Wrightsville Beach.

 

Family Day or “Hangin’ on the hook”

2 hr excursion -$300

You and up to 20 friends and family can simply arrive at the Blockade Runner dock and leave the worry to us. In this package you and the captain decide on a location to drop anchor or “Hang on the hook”. Most decide on the exclusive, coastal barrier island, Masonboro. It is just 15 minutes away from the dock and is accessible only by boat. This two hour experience will help you escape the crowds and see the pristine beauty of an undeveloped coastline.

You can swim around the boat or walk over to the ocean side of Masonboro Island. Fish from the boat or the shore. Hike along the natural and undeveloped Masonboro island. Beach comb and hunt for shells. You can decide. The boat can stay with you as you explore the island – and be available for bathroom breaks and cool shade. It’s ultimate freedom and luxury.

Bring what you would for a picnic on the beach and let the Shamrock take care of your family.

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The barrier islands of North Carolina are incredibly beautiful and yours to explore with an experienced captain and crew.

Island Hop

3 hr excursion – $425

This package includes everything listed above in the “hangin’ on the hook” package ( 2 hours relaxing and exploring Masonboro Island). But, instead of cruising directly back to the dock, The Island Hop, takes the scenic route home. The captain and mate give you a narrated tour of the history and natural features of the intracoastal waterway – including Money Island, Bradley creek, and Harbor Island.

This package is for those families and groups who want to maximize the island exploring experience.

Island Fishing Tour

6 hour Excursion – $650

-Includes 2hr family shuttle to Masonboro Island/ 2 Hour fishing excursion-

This inshore fishing experience is amazing for all ages.

Let us provide bait,tackle,license, and guide for a drift fishing experience (10 fish at time)

Other Packages include:

  • School Groups and Environmental Education
    • Barrier Island and Coast environment education programs are available on the Shamrock. Joe Abbate is an experienced and knowledgeable expert on area ecology.
    • Coastal Birding from Ship and Shore
  • Wedding Receptions and Events – See our bachelor / bachelorette Party Brochure
  • Corporate cruising and team building exercises