HARKERS ISLAND – The first weekend of October offers the final chance this year to enjoy an Evening at the Cape at Cape Lookout National Seashore.
Bring a flashlight and experience the island and the lighthouse as the keepers did, in the dark of night, either Friday, Oct. 6, and Saturday, Oct. 7. Hear stories of the light keepers, watch the sunset and gaze at the heavens as the moon and stars come out onto unlit beaches of the National Seashore. The Evening at the Cape program begins on Harkers Island promptly at 6:30 p.m. under the ferry dock canopy.
Be sure to arrive early ahead of the program start time to check your party in with the ranger. All participants are to travel together on a single ferry that departs shortly after the program begins. The ferry will return to Harkers Island by 9 p.m.
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 someone 16 or older. Footwear is required as well.
The cost of the program is $28 and includes ferry fee. The fee is non-refundable and the event is weather dependent.
Reservations are required for the Evening at the Cape programs. Each of the two evening programs will be able to accommodate a maximum of 40 total participants.