Catamaran Sailing

Lookout Cruises offers daily sailing excursions departing historic Beaufort for up to 42 passengers on a 45-foot catamaran with cushioned seating, plenty of shade and large clean restrooms on board. This year, they celebrate their 27th season on the Beaufort waterfront.

Let Lookout Cruises create a memorable sail on the North Carolina Coast complete with cool breezes, saltwater and breathtaking scenery.

Dolphin Watch

Lookout Cruises offers a daily morning sail up the Newport River to a place where the dolphin come to play year after year. These dolphin are familiar friends to Lookout Cruises. Recognized by their individual dorsal fins, they’ve even named a few! Just a few feet from the boat, you can watch the dolphin playing together in their natural habitat. This trip is great for adults and children of all ages.

Sunset Sail

This trip departs each evening and promises a view to take your breath away. The red and yellow North Carolina sunsets are some of the most beautiful in the world, and they’re yours to enjoy as we sail from the Beaufort waterfront into the gentle breezes of early evening. With friends or family, it’s a terrific way to wrap up the day! The cruise includes complimentary beverages.

Cape Lookout Cruise

The beauty of the Cape Lookout lighthouse and its pristine surroundings is unparalleled. You’ll really appreciate the stability and comfort of this 45-foot catamaran as they briskly make the six mile ocean voyage to one of the premier anchorages in America.

Cape Lookout Lighthouse is currently closed. Major renovation began in the fall of 2021. The National Park Service expects the renovation to take two years to complete.


Images provided by Lookout Cruises.

Drive Time
5 min.
Distance from Hotel
1.8 miles
White catamaran boat on sandbar

Locals Recommend

“The trip this 45-foot catamaran is amazing. Period”

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Situated on ten acres, the Beaufort Hotel is offers the privacy of a boutique hotel within minutes to some of the best experiences you’ll enjoy on the Southern Outer Banks.

During your stay, discover, experience, and explore Beaufort – named the “Best Small Town for Adventure” in America by USA Today.

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