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Old 01-08-2021, 11:24 AM
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Default Great island cabin - cape lookout

Hi guys,

I booked a cabin for Memorial Day weekend at great island camp. I have been to the hook/lighthouse area from both harkers island (S turns) and via the ocean side. I am pretty familiar with the Beaufort and MHC area.

I run a 22 tournament Grady white. So I need 2’ of draft to be safe considering how much gear I will have on board.

my question is can I boat to this place with my boat and how do I get there? I booked the cabin first then started looking at its location. I thought it was right by the lighthouse but it’s not.

I know I can ferry over but want to consider all my options first.

any help will be much appreciated

Old 01-08-2021, 11:35 AM
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There is not a public dock near the cabins. The dock there is to service both ferry services that run from Davis and for the NPS boat.

You can drive to Davis and pedestrian over on the ferry or you can take your vehicle over from the same location.

Not having accomodations for private boaters near the cabins is intentional.

Also, for your reference, the lighthouse is 14 miles from the cabins.
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I wouldn't visit the island without a means of traveling up and down the beach, 4wd vehicle, 4 wheeler, UTV, something that you can get around in. That weekend is crazy busy on the water. I'd leave the boat home for just an extended weekend trip and enjoy the island. Bring bug spray!
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Good FB group to follow on this.
https://m.facebook.com/groups/162698...f=group_browse
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Boating over isn't really a great option if you plan on staying in a cabin. Better option is to take a 4x4 vehicle over on one of the private ferry services. This will give you access to the whole island as well.

If you go over on a 4x4 do us all a favor and don't be an idiot. The island is getting more and more popular and idiots are not following the rules. It's going to end up getting everyone banned. Dont fly up and down the beach, stay off the dunes, and don't drive In sectioned off areas of beach. It's really not that hard and still super enjoyable.
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There are 4x4 Kubotas that can be rented from Cape Lookout Cabins and Camps. https://cape-lookout-cabins-camps-ferry-davis-nc.com/
Call these folks and they can help you out.
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Wow. You guys are awesome.

Requesting to be on the Facebook page now. probably just going to take my truck and try not be an idiot, wish I still had my 4x4 quad or mule.

cant wait for some downtime.
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You can get your boat over, there’s a small beach to load and unload and a safe anchorage. Taking a truck is without a doubt your best bet. When I go to the cabins, we take a Generator and run a few window units. Sleep cold at night
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Originally Posted by living overseas View Post
Wow. You guys are awesome.

Requesting to be on the Facebook page now. probably just going to take my truck and try not be an idiot, wish I still had my 4x4 quad or mule.

cant wait for some downtime.
Air down your truck tires to 20 PSI. It makes a world of difference in avoiding getting stuck in some of the soft sand areas.
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Originally Posted by Wldmoose View Post
Air down your truck tires to 20 PSI. It makes a world of difference in avoiding getting stuck in some of the soft sand areas.
Good advice. Always bring a shovel and some boards if possible as well, just in case you get stuck. A tow rope is nice to have on hand as well if you really get stuck and need help getting out. Trust me, if your bringing the family the last thing you want is to get stuck while the wife bitches at you and the kids get restless.
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renting one of those 4x4 Kubotas seems like ur best option
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Originally Posted by Logan311 View Post
renting one of those 4x4 Kubotas seems like ur best option
He is staying in a cabin. They only rent for the day I believe. You cant keep them over night. It would also be way more expensive to rent one for multiple days if you already have a 4x4, which he does.
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