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Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry

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Wonderful Ferry at a Great Price

This ferry is a wonderful way not only to go between Southport and Fort Fisher (and from there to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Leslie S

A ferry ride isn't something you find anymore. This is a must do for only $7. Crossing the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cookeville, Tennessee
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1650 Ferry Rd., Southport, NC 28461
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This ferry is a wonderful way not only to go between Southport and Fort Fisher (and from there to area beaches and Wilmington) but is also a great way to get out on the water for a token fee! The ferry takes about 30 minutes...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A ferry ride isn't something you find anymore. This is a must do for only $7. Crossing the beautiful Cape Fear to Southport, which is a beautiful little town. You can ferry back across or travel another way back to the other side. This was...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Quick route between Southport and Wilmington area. Our grandchildren enjoy it (as did our children when they were young). You can take your car or a bicycle.

Thank Jeff Sherri S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ride was pretty. Took much less time then expected. Worth the $7 cost one way, got to go home a different way.

Thank Danielle M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great way to sight see for cheap! Quick boat ride able to walk to upper deck and see the sites. Worth the 7$

Thank D C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This ferry service is the best way to get from Carolina/ Kure Beach to Southport or into South Carolina. For $5.00 a car it is quick and efficient and there is raely a long line up unless you want the last ferry from Southport back...More

1  Thank colina982
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the ferry ride. Fort Fisher is very pretty. Wish we had more time to explore. We were only able to drive through southport. Will go back soon to explore.

Thank Clinical R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoy the Ferry Ride and a great opportunity to see more of Mother Nature. If you are going to the Aquarium from Southport it is mush quicker that going thru Wilmington. The price can't be beat. The ferry runs about every 45 min.

Thank scottmL601XR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We all had fun on this ferry ride to the aquarium! Nice views and could see a lot of birds up close.

Thank shamanda620
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice way to get from Southport to Port Fisher, and cheap, only $7.00 for my wife and I and our car. There is an Aquarium near the Ferry in Port Fisher. Very pleasant 30 min ride.

Thank thomasglossop
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Amanda W
23 June 2018|
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Response from Mahoney2015 | Reviewed this property |
Which Ferry? Fort Fisher or Bald Head?
Christina W
16 June 2018|
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Response from MaryJanetravles | Reviewed this property |
Just take your car on ferry , it's too far to walk
19 April 2018|
Response from Barb J | Reviewed this property |
Southport is a very fun town to visit and only a 25 minute "drive" on the ferry. We continued onto the Southport Ferry to Bald Island for the day. It is mostly very convenient and quicker than making the drive around, plus... More