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Southport’s Ferries.

The ferry is an alternative from Southport to Wilmington. Arrive at least 30 mins before scheduled... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert A
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Knoxville TN, United States
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Ferry to Ft Fisher

State run ferry. Very professionally run. It was raining on our ride over but calm. Beautiful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shrf23
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West Jefferson, North Carolina
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A great way to get from the Mainland to Fort Fisher near the aquarium and historical park. Bring cash for the ferry in case the credit card machine is down. There is an inside area with vending machines.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jenny H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ferry is an alternative from Southport to Wilmington. Arrive at least 30 mins before scheduled departure and line up with the cars. Birds tend to follow the ferry hoping for food handout. Be aware that they drop “bombs.” I was hit on back of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Robert A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

State run ferry. Very professionally run. It was raining on our ride over but calm. Beautiful scenery and the fishing is great on the point once you get on the Ft Fisher side. If you plan to take the ferry back to South Port in...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Shrf23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful smooth crossing. Convenient and efficient. Very professional crew, highly recommended. Weekend hours limited but workable.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank michaellintonlong
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Caught an early ferry over to Southport on a fine Carolina morning. The 20 minute or so ride was smooth and comfortable and good value at $7 one way. Any passengers in the car ride free. Great staff directing your car on board, this is...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank pfefmeister
Reviewed August 9, 2019 via mobile

We took this to go to the aquarium with our kids. Fun to go to the observation deck upstairs! There’s both open air and a closed space. Arrive early to make sure the ferry doesn’t fill up! We were 15-20 mins early but that wasn’t...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank ksburns
Reviewed August 7, 2019

Fun for the entire family and lovely people. The children love to feed the gulls and the ferry captains are welcoming and will point out the sights. You may see ibis and dolphins.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank BOYKINSPANIELS
Reviewed July 30, 2019

We loved our ride from Southport to Fort Fisher, even though it was really hot that day. Happily, there were some refreshing breezes off the water to keep us comfortable. The ferry was very easy to find, arrived on time and the staff there made...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Pat H
Reviewed July 29, 2019

We used the ferry both ways. The loading and unloading was done efficiently. The observation deck and inside observation room were enjoyed by many passengers. The staff told us not to feed the birds, but some people disregarded their instructions, and the gulls left deposits...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank datutor
Reviewed July 28, 2019

We love going from Ft. Fisher to Southport on this ferry. It's a nice way to get from point A to point B without having to drive. It was $7 for us to take the trip in a GMC Acadia

Date of experience: July 2019
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farmartist32
July 28, 2019|
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Response from JM0330 | Reviewed this property |
Very nice aquarium. We go every year. We take the fort fisher ferry from southport. word to the wise download the ferry schedule in advance and give yourself plenty of time b/c it will sell out. esp important on the way back... More
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farmartist32
July 28, 2019|
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Response from pbxme | Reviewed this property |
Take the ferry over to Ft Fisher and there you will find the aquarium
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Neil S
May 17, 2019|
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Response from Margaret C | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Whatever is in your car gets transported. Enjoy
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