Undoubtedly one of the best deals in town is the Southport-Fort Fisher ferry ride. Costing a mere $7 for a carload, this convenient way to get back and forth from Southport to historic Fort Fisher, the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, and Kure and Carolina Beaches is not only cost-effective, it's a fun and scenic ride. Pay attention to the schedule and arrive early, especially during the busy summer months; reservations are not accepted. Any size car, RV or trailer licensed for highway use can be accommodated for a variable fee. Pets are allowed but must be leashed or remain in your vehicle at all times. For full details visit the website listed below.
When in Southport, be sure to take in the beautiful waterfront, dine at one Southport's fabulous restaurants - many overlooking the Cape Fear River or Intracoastal Waterway, and visit movie locations from TV shows and motion pictures such as Safe Haven and Under the Dome. Just minutes away from Southport is the Oak Island Lighthouse, the last lighthouse built in the state. Plan ahead and schedule a climb to the top!
For more suggestions on things to do in Southport, see our related blog post here.
ADDRESS: 1650 Ferry Road, Southport, NC 28461
PRICE RANGE: $1.00 to $28.00 Fee for a typical vehicle is $7.