A Local Favorite: The Southport/Fort Fisher Ferry

The charming town of Southport, North Carolina attracts locals and tourists alike. Filled with history, coastal beauty and small-town feel, there are a wealth of activities and events offered year-round. From historical walking tours that showcase area landmarks, to locations from favorite movie scenes, to festivals and markets in the heart of downtown, Southport offers something for everyone. One attraction in Southport that remains a local favorite is the Southport/Fort Fisher Ferry.

For just $7 per car, you can enjoy the trip to historic Fort Fisher, and nearby Kure Beach, Carolina Beach and the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Not only is this a convenient way to travel, but it’s an enjoyable trip! As you travel across the Cape Fear River, take in the sights. The undeveloped riverbanks are filled with native wildlife. Listen to seagulls as they fly overhead, spot cranes, ospreys and great blue herons along the shore. Observe passing nautical vessels, fishing trawlers and barges as they cruise by. The coastal breeze and mild weather we enjoy in coastal NC makes for quite a peaceful and enjoyable ride. The trip takes about 35 minutes, and any size car, RV or trailer licensed for highway use can be accommodated for varying prices.

Not only is the ferry used for enjoyment and exploration, but for needed means of transportation as well! According to the NC Department of Transportation, the NC Ferry Division is the second largest in the United States. It is estimated over 800,000 vehicles and 1.8 million passengers cross the rivers and sounds of Eastern North Carolina annually. From all the way up in the Currituck Sound at Knotts Island, to crossing the Pamlico sound from Aurora to Bayview, the ferry system is vital[b1]  for those that live and work in the Coastal Carolina region.

The Southport/Fort Fisher Ferry is one of the many enjoyable features of Southport, and we recommend you experience it for yourself! To enjoy all Southport has to offer, low maintenance living is provided at The Home Place of Southport, giving you more time to do the things you love! Give us a call today to learn more at 833-939-3814.