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Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry
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Best value in the area

Always a smooth trip across the river . Experience a large boat ride seamlessly . Great views of... read more

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crusincrazy
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Southport, North Carolina
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very nice and safe ride..

You board the boat, get ready for a fine water ride to, or from Southport.. On nice days, you can... read more

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JimandBecky2014
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Southport, North Carolina
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Convenient to transport between Southport and Fort Fisher.

For some reason, in the middle of the ride, one of the attendants came around to each of the vehicles and tapped on the windows and gruffly motioned to shut off the engine. It was in the upper 90s and stiflingly hot and humid and we we're running the AC. Was the first time we were ever asked to do that.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank blargoe
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Took the ferry over in order to visit the civil war museum. The 12:15 ferry was sold out when we got there so had to wait for the 1pm. There is an air conditioned visitors center you can hang out in while you wait for the ferry with snack machines and restrooms. Scenic and quick way to get to Fort Fisher. Be sure to plan ahead so you don’t have to wait like we did.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Julie S
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

My husband and I took the 10:45 a.m. ferry from Ft. Fisher to Southport for sightseeing and loved it. This is a 35-minute ride, which was extremely relaxing. The price per vehicle is based on each vehicle's size. We drove a Ford F150 crew cab with 6.5 foot bed and it was $5 for us to board.

Tips: Check the ferry schedule online and arrive at least 30 minutes to ensure a spot on the ferry. As you wait for the ferry, you can take in the local scenery, purchase snacks, or utilize available restrooms.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 756trishaj
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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed boarding the ferry to cross from one side to the next. On busy/peak days/times I’d recommend arriving at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled time to be sure to board at the time you want/need. The ferry holds quite a few cars but I wouldn’t want to have to wait another 45 minutes for the next ferry. Great views along the way and you may be lucky to see dolphins!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Christina W
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

Great experience traveling from Fort Fisher, Kure Beach over to Southport, highly recommend this way to travel over to Southport.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Styrling
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