Come Discover an Island Frozen in Time...Portsmouth! Let us guide you through one of the Outer Banks best kept secrets just south of Ocracoke Island! Our tour will begin with a twenty minute boat ride from Silver Lake Harbor in Ocracoke Village to Portsmouth Island, now part of the Cape Lookout National Seashore. There you will discover the Historical Village. This settlement was once a thriving port town with over 685 residents in 1860, now deserted. Some of the buildings are open to the public including the U. S. Life Saving Station, Methodist Church, U.S. Post Office & General Store, and Village Visitor Center. Then, off to one of the most remote and beautiful beaches in the world!