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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    Southport Local Businesses

    Calmwater Fishing Charters:

    Calmwater Fishing Charters Off Shore & Inshore Fishing Charters Myrtle Beach, SC

    Enjoy a private boat charter for just you or your group and the Captain! The beautiful tidal salt marshes along with the Bald Eagles, Herons, Egrets and Dolphins that frequently fish with us, makes a Myrtle Beach fishing charter an outdoor experience to remember. The 22 foot Fishing Charter Boat, "Bite Me" comes fully equipped with quality equipment and professional fishing guide. The "Bite Me Harder" a 35 foot Pro-Line Center Console is now available for offshore GULF STREAM Charters. Troll for Wahoo, Mahi, Marlin, King Mackerel and more and shorter offshore fishing trips for Cobia, Snapper and Sea Bass are also available. Located at the Harbourgate Marina, our trips are customizable for longer or shorter time periods and all fishing charters include licenses, tackle & bait and fishing poles. Dolphin Cruises and Sunset Tours are also available!

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    Wrightsville Beach Jet Ski Rentals:

    Wrightsville Beach Jet Ski Rentals Jet Ski Rentals in Wrightsville Beach, NC

    We are the Southern North Carolina’s number one watercraft rental source! Serving the areas of Wrightsville Beach, NC & Wilmington Area Beaches, we offer top of the line Yamaha jet skis to assure you a great ride! These skis are the most reliable, fuel-efficient machines on the market and definitely have the edge on out performing their competition. Wrightsville Beach jet Ski Rentals is North Carolina's most trusted jet ski and personal watercraft rental company. We have been serving the watercraft rental needs of both vacationers and the local community since 2005. Whether planning your vacation or just looking for a fun day on the water, we have got you covered. Contact us and we will be happy to make your vacation one in which you will never forget.


    Entropy Boat Rentals:

    Entropy Boat Rentals Boat Rentals in Wilmington, NC

    Explore the real coast in a roomy, spirited Sea Mark Boat! Our boats are 21' and will accommodate up to 10 adults. We are the only Wilmington boat rental company that properly powers our fleet of boats and our 1/2 day is 6 hours and our full day is 12 hours. All of our boats are fully equipped with US Coast Guard approved safety equipment as well as marine radios, compass and inshore/near shore maps and GPS is available. Masonboro is known for having better waves for surfing and more often than not, there are an abundance of shells for the taking! Or we also have skis, tubes, and hydroslides available for rent. Kayak and Stand Up Paddleboard rentals for the Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach and surrounding areas are also available and we offer a sailboat rental too!


    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!


    Action Water Sportz:

    Action Water Sportz Jet Ski Rentals & Dolphin Watching Trips Myrtle Beach, SC

    The thrill of jet skiing will give you a fun filled adrenaline rush never experienced before. Enjoy the soaring wind on your face as you Jet Ski through the magnificent gushing waves. Or take a relaxing, scenic Dolphin tour where you can see many of nature’s attractions and dolphins in close proximity. The tour lasts about two hours and is a unique way to experience the beautiful Intercoastal Waterway and the Historic Little River Swing Bridge. Along the way, check out a variety of boats including Shrimp Trawlers and visit the Barrier Island, where you can stroll along the beach or explore the 30 foot tall sand dunes. If you want a remarkable experience in water sports, then this is the perfect opportunity only unique to the Myrtle Beach area.


    Wrightsville SUP:

    Wrightsville Stand Up Paddleboarding Paddleboard lessons & Tours in Wrightsville Beach, NC

    We offer one of a kind SUP lessons and tours that give students of any age, size, or water experience a unique and fun, go at your own pace adventure. Explore the various options that Stand Up Paddle (SUP) has to offer based on your skill level and comfort zone. We’ll provide you with a fun and easy outdoor water activity so leave your worries on land and let’s glide through the beautiful flatwater of the southern North Carolina waterways and pristine Atlantic Ocean. We are experienced, avid watermen and women who enjoy sharing the knowledge and love for the sport of stand up paddle boarding and surfing. We will help guide you through one of the most memorable intracoastal tours and ocean excursions. We look forward to paddling with you soon!