This special program is offered on select dates during the months of June, July, August, September and October. Bring your own flashlight and experience the island and the lighthouse as the keepers did: in the dark of night. Hear stories of the light keepers, watch the sunset and moon and stars come out on the unlit beaches of Cape Lookout National Seashore. Discover a different side to your favorite beach!
The cost of the program is $28 per person (price includes ferry fee) and is non-refundable (weather dependent). Reservations are required. There will be only one ferry trip on each date for Evening at the Cape. The ferry will depart Harkers Island at 7:30 pm and return at about 10:00 pm for the June & July programs. Departure and return times will be adjusted for the August, September and October programs as the sunset will occur earlier.
(Help for GPS users: 1800 Island Road, Harkers Island, 28531 will bring you to the main parking lot at the Harkers Island Visitors Center)
Children joining the climb must be at least 44-inches tall and able to climb the steps on their own. Children 12 years of age and younger must be accompanied by an adult (16 or older). Footwear is required as well. Learn more about climbing the lighthouse...
Reservations for the evening programs will be accepted on Monday of the week prior to each month's dates. All reservations must be made online through Recreation.gov. You will need to create a profile (or account) on this website before you can complete your reservation.
2020 Evening at the Cape Dates
June Programs cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions
July Programs suspended due to Covid-19 restrictions until further notice
July -- Tickets go on sale Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 10:00 am EDT
August Programs suspended due to Covid-19 restrictions until further notice
August -- Tickets go on sale Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 10:00 am EDT
September Programs suspended due to Covid-19 restrictions until further notice
September -- Tickets go on sale Saturday, August 29th at 10 A.M. EDT
October Programs suspended due to Covid-19 restrictions until further notice
October -- Tickets go on sale Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 10:00 am
Last updated: June 4, 2020