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Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry

1650 Ferry Rd., Southport, NC 28461
+1 910-457-6942
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Good Ride

What a great way to cut off several miles between Southport and Carolina Beach. We had to drive... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
spsretired
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Concord, North Carolina
Day Visit

Day visit to the beach and tried re-creating a photo from about 10 years ago of my girls on the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nicki L
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Harker Heights, Texas, United States
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
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Travellers talk about
“carolina beach” (43 reviews)
“nc aquarium” (11 reviews)
“fun ride” (10 reviews)
LOCATION
1650 Ferry Rd., Southport, NC 28461
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+1 910-457-6942
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"carolina beach"
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"nc aquarium"
in 11 reviews
"fun ride"
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"minute ride"
in 14 reviews
"short cut"
in 5 reviews
"the cape fear river"
in 24 reviews
"summer months"
in 7 reviews
"friendly crew"
in 4 reviews
"five dollars"
in 4 reviews
"civil war museum"
in 4 reviews
"always on time"
in 4 reviews
"short trip"
in 5 reviews
"smooth ride"
in 5 reviews
"fun experience"
in 8 reviews
"day trip"
in 12 reviews
"leave your car"
in 4 reviews
"nice boat"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a great way to cut off several miles between Southport and Carolina Beach. We had to drive around going back as it closes at 7PM and that is a long ride.

Thank spsretired
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Day visit to the beach and tried re-creating a photo from about 10 years ago of my girls on the ferry since they were home from college. It’s a nice scenic ride where you can get out of your vehicle and go upstairs and take...More

Thank Nicki L
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Enjoyed the trip over so much that we decided we would take it back as well. The pricing is amazing at only $5.00 per car each way.

Thank Lou1941
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful ferry ride from Southport to Fort Fisher. You can drive your car on the ferry and get out and enjoy the sea air and wildlife. When it is time to get back in your car, they announce it on the speaker....More

Thank Carol T
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice peaceful cruise to get to beaches. First time on a car ferry, and it was relaxing and great scenery.

Thank Bev H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived and left via the Fort Fisher- Southport Ferry and for $5 each way, can't beat the experience.

Thank Karen O
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You just can’t beat this ferry for great scenery at a low cost. We go often in off-season. Spend some time at the aquarium and Fort Fisher, then ferry back to Southport.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were visiting some family vacation in Myrtle Beach SC. We decided to take a cruise to the NC coast and see some things we haven’t. We found this cool ferry around 3:28pm on 4/22/18! Luckily the next one came at 4pm!...More

Thank Yehbut
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fun Ferry ride especially for my teenaged daughter that had never been on one before. It was cold and windy on the day we went so the indoor seating was a nice option. Since it was later in the day we decided...More

Thank kgarwood13
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

It's a fun thing to do and a nice view of Southport, going up the Cape Fear River towards Fort Fisher and Wilmington.

Thank Peter B
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ljm3948
19 April 2018|
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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
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Stephanie G
18 April 2018|
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Response from MaryJanetravles | Reviewed this property |
Yes! On a leash. Our dog loved it
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marymartyna
10 August 2016|
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Response from goggirlsouthland | Reviewed this property |
It depends whether you are traveling with children or not. Southport is a quaint little place with historical old homes, one shop that especially caters to kids called Bullfrog Corner, and several shops with antiques... More
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