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Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry

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Excellent transportation at a fantastic price

Excellent transportation at a fantastic price. I’ve taken many Ferry’s over the years in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Southport, North Carolina
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Easy trip!

Our grandchildren loved taking the car ferry from Southport to Ft. Fisher! It was an easy trip... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Debbie S
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1650 Ferry Rd., Southport, NC 28461
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent transportation at a fantastic price. I’ve taken many Ferry’s over the years in particular when we lived on Long Island we would take the ferry to Connecticut. The cost for two people and a vehicle was usually around $30-$40 each way. The ferry to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kevinmcp6656
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our grandchildren loved taking the car ferry from Southport to Ft. Fisher! It was an easy trip! Our wait was minimal to get on!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent way to travel and save time. can get a lot of work done or just relax during the trip over and back.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank pbxme
Reviewed 4 days ago

I think most people forget about the ferry, but it's a great way to get from Southport, to the Wilmington area. It's not expensive and it drops you off at Kure beach, Carolina beach area. There is plenty to do in Southport & those areas.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Debbie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Kure Beach and used ferry a few times. Great relaxing ride. We will used again next trip there

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Since moving to Southport, we have discovered the Ft. Fisher Ferry to be a fun way to go to Carolina Beach or Wilmington. The trip takes only a 1/2 hour and the cost is $7.00 for the car. On a nice day, we enjoy getting...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank PJSchenck
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to take the ferry to Fort Fisher on a rainy afternoon to go to the aquarium. The ferry trip was fun and cheap! Drive your car straight on to the ferry and in 30 minutes you are on Kure Beach and at the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 703MichelleInPa
Reviewed 13 February 2019

Fast, efficient service. A nice ride. Very short waiting time.Courteous staff. And a Duke Blue Devil logo on the boat!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Alan D
Reviewed 13 February 2019

Ferry always clean and on time. Great way to miss Wilmington traffic while relaxing and enjoying the scenery

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Jane M
Reviewed 5 February 2019

Not a lot of ferries left so for that alone it is a great experience. The $7 35 min ride is a great way to get across the water and save a lot of driving time, while taking in a great view. Friendly helpful crew.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MEtoFL
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11 February 2019|
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Response from cmcfong | Reviewed this property |
Price for the ferry was increased several months ago, but it's still a bargain. For unknown reasons TA won't allow me to post a link to the NC DOT website which lists all fares. Pay by credit card if you have bills $20 or... More
24 November 2018|
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Response from azcat1218 | Reviewed this property |
As many as I’ve seen throughout Southport being used, I don’t see why they would not be allowed on the ferry
24 November 2018|
Response from 811victoria | Reviewed this property |
Good morning. The schedule is on the Internet. Go to North Carolina Ferry System