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Evening At Cape Lookout Programs Set

The departure and return times have been updated. 

HARKERS ISLAND – Take in the night sky from atop Cape Lookout Lighthouse during the next Evening at the Cape.

Full moon setting at Cape Lookout. Photo: Sam Bland

Cape Lookout National Seashore is offering the seasonal, ranger-led program Aug. 8-10.  The night begins with a ferry ride at dusk, followed by a chance to take in the view from the Cape Lookout Lighthouse around sunset.

Superintendent Jeff West encourages visitors to bring their camera and experience South Core Banks and the lighthouse as the Light Keepers did, in the dark of night and hear stories from the past as the day turns into night at the national seashore.

“This is a great opportunity to witness your favorite beach under the calm of the starry sky,” West said.

Reservations for the program can be made starting at 10 a.m. Saturday at  Each tour can accommodate up to 40 visitors. The program, which is $28 and includes ferry fee, is nonrefundable.

Attendees need to be at the Harkers Island visitor center by 6:30 p.m. and the program begins at 6:45 p.m. Participants will travel together on a single ferry from Harkers Island shortly after the program begins, and will return around 9:30  p.m. Footwear is required.

Children joining the climb must be at least 44-inches tall and able to climb the steps on their own. and those under 12 must be accompanied by someone at least 16 years of age.

For more information on the program, visit the Cape Lookout website.

Evenings at the Cape Schedule

  •         Friday, Sept. 6
  •         Saturday, Sept. 7

Tickets for this event will be on sale 10 a.m. Aug. 24

  •         Friday, Oct. 4
  •         Saturday, Oct. 5

Tickets for this program will be on sale 10 a.m. Sept. 21.


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