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Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry

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Not just a wonderful mode of transportation

The Ferry leaving out of Fort Fisher and arriving at Southport has an active schedule each day... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bay Village, Ohio
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Short day trip

Fun short ferry ride that’s very smooth. Schedule is always on time. kid friendly. Nice day trip... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dobson, North Carolina
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1650 Ferry Rd., Southport, NC 28461
+1 910-457-6942
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Ferry leaving out of Fort Fisher and arriving at Southport has an active schedule each day. This ferry transports cars also at a cost of $7 per one way trip. It crosses the Cape Fear River with wonderful views of bird life, marshes and...More

Thank 811victoria
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun short ferry ride that’s very smooth. Schedule is always on time. kid friendly. Nice day trip from Pleasure Island

Thank MenaDance
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was so excited to find this car ferry. Easy to use and really cheap. We stayed by our car and watched the scenery. Super fun!

Thank Denise B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ferry goes between Southport and Fort Fisher. At a minimal cost the 30 minute ferry is a great way to see the Cape Fear River and surrounding areas. It runs every couple of hours and both destinations have things to see and do.

Thank drewpdawg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ferry is so fun and relaxing to ride either to Southport or Fort Fisher. Love standing on the open upper deck on the ride over to either side. A great view of Prices Light House and Bald Head Island. Can sometimes see dolphins. And...More

Thank angelshine43
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the Fort Fisher Ferry from Southport, NC today to go to Fort Fisher for the Kite Festival. The Ferry runs every 45 minutes, and holds up to 30 cars. The cost was $7 for the two of us, and our vehicle. We were...More

1  Thank HKtravelbug
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great way to spend a sunny afternoon enjoying the salt air on the ferry to Fort Fisher! And don't forget to bring your stale bread to feed the seagulls, as that alone is worth the price of the trip.

1  Thank MidwestRaisedCameSE
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Take a relaxing ride from Southport to Fort Fisher and no need to break the bank. Once at Fort Fisher you are only minutes away from a number of fun things to do. Stop at the Aquarium, stroll the grounds of Fort Fisher, head to...More

4  Thank David S
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Loved taking the ferry and walking around while traveling back to South Port from Wilmington. Its a nice way to save some gas money and still get to take in all the sights.

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Whenever we have guests in town we take them on the car ferry from Fort Fisher to Southport. It’s always an enjoyable ride in all seasons and all weather. Our elderly grandparents, to teens, to littles all enjoy the outing. We have lunch or dinner...More

2  Thank happyolmstead
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25 October 2018|
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Response from CarolT162 | Reviewed this property |
Should be no problem
Amanda W
23 June 2018|
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Response from Linda S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they are allowed on the ferry, but be careful of the weather. If it is hot, the deck gets hot for their feet. They are not permitted inside in the lounge and you may not run your car for the a/c to keep your dog cool... More
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