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Old 06-29-2016, 02:04 PM
 
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I'm looking at the map and I'm curious to know if anyone has any info on the Fort Fisher Ferry.

It looks like it's a lot quicker to take the ferry from Southport to Fort Fisher than driving up HWY 17 to Wilmington then down 421 to Kure.

Thoughts?
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Old 06-29-2016, 02:51 PM
 
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Old 06-29-2016, 03:26 PM
 
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Thanks- I checked that out earlier, but I was hoping to see if anyone here had any experiences with taking this versus driving into Wilmington and taking 421 to Kure.
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Old 06-29-2016, 04:14 PM
 
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We do it all the time, nice relaxing ferry ride, good sightseeing along the way, exactly 30 minutes each way, we go over to Freddies Italian Restaurant Freddies Restaurant Kure Beach, NC , but there are many others over there and the aquarium is nice too..... much nicer than driving around through Wilmington.... $5 per vehicle each way..... nice ferry, bathrooms, upper deck for sightseeing.
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Old 06-30-2016, 05:28 AM
 
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From Southport to Fort Fisher via 133 or 87 is about 50 miles through Wilmington. Being optimistic, that will take you about an hour depending on traffic, time of day etc.

From Southport to Fort Fisher via the ferry is about 9 miles, you sit on the ferry either in your car, on the deck and watch the scenery of the Cape Fear region an feed the sea gulls if you like. The ferry ride is 30 minutes, takes to 5 minutes to get from downtown Southport to the ferry and depending on when you get there, you have to wait in line and board the ferry. Depending on time of day, departure times etc, probably average for the trip is 45 minutes.

I'd say the ferry is a winner pretty much every time.
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Old 06-30-2016, 10:00 AM
 
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Yes, its much quicker and more fun and scenic. Just be aware the ferry frequently fills up, so get there well before departure time.
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