Daily ‘Insider Info’ Guide


To enhance your vacation experience, we have developed our “Insider-Info” Guide to help you discover the hidden gems that will make your trip unforgettable. We hope you enjoy your experience at the Beaufort Hotel.

Discover, Explore and Experience all that Beaufort has to offer.

Local Activities

The Island Express Ferry Service
Official Ferry Service to Cape Lookout & Shackleford Banks
Departures to Cape Lookout from Harkers Island
Friday, Saturday & Sunday – 10 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm, and 2 pm
Departures to Shackleford Banks
Friday, Saturday & Sunday every hour

North Carolina Maritime Museum
Friday & Saturday – 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday – 12 – 4 pm

Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center
Friday & Saturday – 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday – 12 – 4 pm

Beaufort Historic Site
Historic Homes Guided Tour
Saturday – 10 am and 2 pm
Sunday – Closed

Old Burying Ground
Self-Guided Tours, Daily 9 am – Dusk

Mattie King Davis Art Gallery
Monday – Saturday 10 am – 4 pm

Fort Macon
Fort Open Daily 8 am – 5:30 pm

North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores
Open Daily 9 am – 5 pm
Advance online reservations required www.ncaquariums.com

MacDaddy’s Entertainment Center
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10 am – 10 pm

For assistance, please contact the Front Desk at 252-728-3000 for additional information.

Events and times are subject to change.

@Your Service

Our Front Desk staff is on hand to ensure the highest level of service to our guests. From local reservations to recommendations, our expert staff is delighted to assist.

Our staff is available to assist in making arrangements during your stay including:

  • Ferry Service to Islands
  • Full Day Golf Cart Rentals
  • Bicycle Rentals – Hourly, Half Day & Full Day
  • Sightseeing Tours
  • Restaurant Recommendations & Reservations

For assistance, please contact the Front Desk at 252-728-3000 for additional information.

Need to Know

  • Valet Parking – Valet Parking is $15 per day. You can go in and out as many times as you would like.
  • Outdoor Swimming Pooland Whirlpool are open from 9 am – 8 pm.
  • Check-Out Time – Prior to 11 am.
  • Beaufort Hotel TV Channel – Be sure to check out Channel 62 to see the hotel’s video.

Bicycle Rentals

man and woman standing on boardwalk beside black and pink bikes

The Beaufort Hotel has partnered with Hungry Town Tours to offer adult bicycle rentals during your stay. It’s the best way to see “America’s Favorite Town.”

The hotel has a limited number of adult single-speed cruiser bicycles. Women’s bicycles are available in two sizes: 24” and 26” and men’s bicycles are 26” for either 2-hours, half-day, or full-day rentals.

Rentals can be made through the front desk during your stay.

Questions? Please call the Front Desk at 252-728-3000.

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Daily Golf Cart Rentals!

golf carts

The Beaufort Hotel has partnered with Sinclair Golf Cars, Inc. to offer golf cart rentals.

The hotel has a limited number of gas-powered four-passenger golf carts for guests during their stay at the hotel. With advance notice, six-passenger carts are also available. These carts are street-ready and are permitted through the Town of Beaufort.

Rentals can be made through the Front Desk during your stay. Due to high demand, reservations can also be made in advance of your stay as well.

Questions? Please call the Front Desk at 252-728-3000.

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Tomorrow is Tiki Tuesday! Enjoy a one-hour cruise on a tiki boat for $25. You will also receive a $25 gift certificate towards the purchase of a future cruise.

No reservations necessary! Tours run from Noon – 5 pm. This is an exclusise opportunity for hotel guests and restaurant patrons.

Make plans to have lunch at 34° North Restaurant before or after your cruise.

Enjoy waterfront dining at 34° North Restaurant

34 Degrees Restaurant exterior

The Premier Dining Destination on the Crystal Coast

A quick getaway to paradise is as easy as breezing into 34° North Restaurant & Bar. What remains consistent is the emphasis on high quality—both in terms of the food, drinks and the service— all in the relaxed atmosphere of your room.

Try the convenience of our in-room dining service! We serve breakfast and lunch from 7 am – 5 pm and dinner from 5 – 9 pm.

Markers Mark Private Label

Our own Maker’s Mark Private Select® Bourbon

The Beaufort Hotel has partnered with Maker’s Mark to create our own bourbon. One of only a handful of locations to feature a custom barrel, the hotel’s 34° North Restaurant is a first for the Crystal Coast. The one-of-a-kind bourbon is the product of a custom finishing process applied to the legendary Kentucky Straight Bourbon.

Members of the Beaufort Hotel’s management team traveled to Lorreto, Kentucky, to partner with master distillers at Maker’s Mark. Ask for it by name, Maker’s Mark Private Select® Bourbon. Don’t forget to sign our barrel.

BOGO Dinner Promo at 34° North Restaurant

Tuesdays and Wednesday throughout the month of March

Buy one dinner entrée at full price and get the 2nd of equal or lesser value at ½ price. (Excludes Ribeye and NY Strip). Call for details at 252-838-7250. 20% gratuity added to the check prior to the discount being applied. Dine-in only. You must provide your server with the answer to our Beaufort history question. Be sure to check our Facebook Page for the question.

This Week at Fort Macon

Fort Macon State Park

Located on Bogue Banks near Atlantic Beach, Fort Macon is surrounded by three sides of water – the Atlantic Ocean, Beaufort Inlet and Bogue Sound. At the restored fort, you’ll see bunks, cannons, a restored rations storage room, artifacts and more. The fort contains 26 vaulted rooms which are enclosed by 4 ½ -feet thick walls. Fort Macon is one of the finest surviving examples of 19th century military architecture and fortification.

Fort Macon State Park, 2303 East Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512, 252-726-3775. (11.6 mi., 22 min.).