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Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Southport
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Had no intention of taking this ferry till I timed out the trip via car from Carolina Beach to Southport and THEN found out the ferry is only $5! We got there half hour before boarding and were 3rd in line, it's only April so everyone got on the boat, I'm sure it backs up over the summer. But it's $5 no matter how many people. Quick ride across the river and you can go up on the top deck and look around. Very nice.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank twingles2000
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

I still can't believe that a car with 6 people costs only $5 for a great 25 minute ferry ride. We left from Fort Fisher after spending a few days in Carolina Beach. We wanted to check out Southport which is a great little town. Ferry was prompt and it is first come first served. We arrived at 10:30 for !0;45 ferry and got on with no problem. It is the off season so I am sure the summer is a lot more crowded. I still can't get over the cost. I am from Northeast where ferry rides cost 10 or 20 times as much.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jenowenbo
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We have taken this ferry back and forth from Fort Fisher to Southport. This is one of the best buys - it costs only $5 each way per car, does not matter how many people. During the busy months, you can find the ferry leaving every hour. You can park your car and go up in observation deck and enjoy the fews of Cape fear River and the ocean.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank KumarL1960
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Great time. Like being on vacation. Great way to hop over to Carolina Beach, Kure beach or Wilmington.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Mahoney2015
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

What a great deal $5.00 per car. It 's just a mere 35 minutes to Fort Fisher. Once there go to aquarium. It was very nice. Make sure to see mermaid show . You can also drive to Wilmington from here.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Conniedelmont
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