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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 b/c otherwise you'd be taking a long roundabout drive back. We bring food to throw to the birds off the ferry, also bring a deck of cards or something to keep busy while you are waiting in line for ferry.