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FHBI Marsh Cruise

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Visitor center

1572 Hammock Beach Road
Swansboro, NC 28584

GPS: 34.6710, -77.1429



  • September to May:
    8:00am to 6:00pm
  • June to August:
    8:00am to 7:00pm
  • Closed Christmas Day


  • September to May:

Open daily:
​8:00am to 5:00pm

  • June to August:

Open daily:
8:00am to 6:00pm

  • Closed Christmas Day


Beginning on September 25, 2020, the ferry will be running on a limited basis through October 25, 2020. The ferry will be running on Fridays to Sundays only.

Morning departures from the mainland are for day-use passengers only, and afternoon departures are for campers only.

Masks are required at all times while on the ferry. The ferry will have a limit of 20 passengers per trip.


Modified ferry schedule for COVID-19 »




FHBI Marsh Cruise

Learn about the natural wonders and local history during this 90 to 120 minute interpretive cruise around Bogue Sound, Swansboro and the Hammocks Beach State Park islands.  You will discover some of the local wildlife and learn about the unique history of the park and of the Swansboro area.

Cost: monetary donation per passenger benefiting the Friends of Hammocks and Bear Island, Inc. (FHBI).  For more information or to make a reservation, visit

Date of Event: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Start Location: 
Mainland Ferry Waiting Station

Upcoming Events:

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 8:00am
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 1:30pm
Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 1:30pm