Southport

    Things to do in Southport, NCWith plenty of things to do in Southport, NC this sleepy coastal town is steeped in a rich fishing history and is home to centuries old burial grounds, jails and museums which commemorate this distinguished history.  Waterfront Park sits at the convergence of the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal Waterway, and the Cape Fear River and offers visitors a chance to sit back and watch the comings and goings of Southport, from shrimpers returning home to sailing tours to competitors in the US Open King Mackeral Tournament.  Because fishing is so historically important to Southport, local history buffs share their love of local lore with visitors through guided tours of the local jail, walking tours of Southport, and ghost tours of Southport.

    If you prefer to get out on the water, try a sailing charter; or immerse yourself in the local industry and try a day of fishing.  Choose from inshore fishing, near shore fishing or deep sea fishing and let the experienced fishing guides of Southport put you on the fish!  Southport outfitters also rent kayaks and offer kayaking tours so visitors to Southport can explore the waterways of this coastal jewel.  Another way to explore Southport is by renting a bicycle and pedaling the area;  bicycle rentals in Southport offer visitors a chance to visit local vendors and artisans in one of the areas antique shops and art galleries.  No matter what activities you choose in Southport North Carolina you’ll have endless things to do before you even visit the local beaches!

     

    Below are a Few Things to do in Southport, NC

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    Cape Fear River Adventures:

    Cape fear River Adventures Nature Tours in Wilmington, NC

    I’d like to invite you on a trip of a lifetime. We go into the backwaters of the local rivers to capture our beautiful wildlife up close. Here in Wilmington, a vast amount of our history is on the river. The river is full of mysteries form sunken ships to the oldest known living Cypress trees, including a 2500 year old Cypress found in the “Three Sisters” swamp. We use kayaks and canoes for larger groups into these narrower places and our 24ft Carolina Skiff or 18ft Simmons for groups up to six. Come join Capt. Charles Robbins for a treasure hunt, a boat ride, fishing for fun, camping, kayaking and canoeing on the Cape Fear River and its many tributaries, we enjoy focusing on teaching kids and adults about outdoor skills!


    Fisher of Men Charters:

    Fisher of Men Charters Offshore Fishing Charters in Myrtle Beach, SC & in NC

    Specializing in both bottom fishing and trolling aboard, we are able to accommodate your requests. Capt. Randy is a 2nd generation captain with over 25 years of professional fishing experience off coastal North and South Carolina. The vessel is a 40' Gloucester and can accommodate up to 6 passengers. We provide all the gear and tackle to make your day on the water successful as we target species such as Mackerel, Dolphin, Cobia and much more. Great for all ages and family friendly! It is the desire of the Captain and the crew to provide you with the best experience possible, join us for a great day of charter fishing, bring a lunch, sit back, relax and let us do the rest. Come see for yourself and book your charter today!


    Parrot Head Charters & Recreational Boating Services:

    Parrot Head Boat Charters Boat Charters in Southport, NC

    Capt. Tom, a U. S. Coast Guard licensed captain, and his wife Joan provide non-fishing excursions/boat rides for vacationers and residents on Parrot Head II, showing parties of up to 6, the sights of the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), Southport, Oak Island, Bald Head Island, Holden Beach, Wilmington and the Cape Fear and Lockwood Folly Rivers from a uniquely different perspective that only the waterfront can provide. Their "On-the-water Limousine Service" enables you to treat your family or guests to unique experiences tailored to your needs, including (but not limited to), dolphin watching, boating to restaurants for lunch or dinner, sunrise and sunset cruises or wedding events. Whether you engage him for your special boat trip, improving your boat handling skills, or care of your boat we offer a unique experience for you and your family!


    Myrtle Beach Parasailing:

    Myrtle Beach Parasailing Parasailing in Myrtle Beach, SC

    Let the Good Times Fly!! Myrtle Beach Parasailing has been flying for over 10 years in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Not only do we give you the best parasailing experience but we also offer the thrill of speeding across the Atlantic with our Banana Boat Rides! With something as safety-oriented as parasailing you want to make sure you pick the right company to share your parasailing experience with! When you parasail from one of our state of the art Parasail vessels you can take off and land gently from the back of the boat, the “flight deck”. Our second love is the Banana Boat. Experience the thrill as we speed across the Atlantic hurdling over the waves on an inflatable banana boat ride. Hop on and hang on for a fun ride!


    Myrtle Beach Segway Tours:

    Myrtle Beach Segway Tours Segway Tours & Rentals of Myrtle Beach, SC

    Your source for Segway products and services along the Grand Strand and South Carolina coastal region. Join us for a Huntington Beach State Park Tour and Glide at one of the Grand Strand's most beautiful wetland and wildlife preserves. Nature lovers will enjoy the park's Environmental Education Center and the chance to see loggerhead turtles and other endangered plant and animal species up close. The park's freshwater lake along the causeway is a sure-fire place to see a variety of lowcountry wildlife or "glide" along on the Market Common District Tour, located on the old Air Force Base. This new location has all the amenities that you need to enjoy your day including lunch or shopping at one of the local eateries or shops. At Myrtle Beach Segway we also offer a wide variety of rental options to suit your needs.


    Endless Summer Sailing Charters:

    Endless Summer Sailing Charters Sailing Charters in Southport, NC

    Enjoy a unique adventure sailing with your party aboard Endless Summer, a 38 foot sloop under the guidance of a Coast Guard licensed captain, Jim Carey, and his crew member Barb, for a memorable trip through the Lower Cape Fear regional waters. Sail the same seas as pirates Blackbeard and Stede Bonnet and Civil War blockade runners that are now home to freighters, shrimpers, recreational sailors and the ever present bottle nose dolphin. The sail lasts about four hours and includes time on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean. You can help sail the boat or just sit back and enjoy the views and sights. Whether you choose to take the helm or relax under the care of captain and crew, your cruise on Endless Summer will surely remain a memorable experience.