- TripBuzz found 119 things to do with kids in or near Southport, North Carolina, including 99 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Wrightsville Beach, Wilmington, Carolina Beach and Oak Island.
- From Cape Fear Watersports to The Adventure Company- Day Tours, the Southport area offers 58 different types of family activities, including: Golf, Sailboat Tours, Specialty Museums and Boat Tours.
- Famous for it's idyllic scenery, the city of Southport is an affluent waterfront community that has been featured in many television shows and films. Nicholas Spark's Safe Haven, A Walk To Remember and Nights In Rodanthe used the town as it's scenic, romantic backdrop as did the creators of Dawson's Creek and Matlock. The city is also the location for the states Fourth of July Festival, attracting 50,000 visitors annually.
Offering boat, Jet Ski, and paddleboard rentals, Cape Fear Water Sports only requires a valid drivers' license and a credit card to rent. The company even rents U-Haul trucks to get their customer's rentals to their desired location!
Located in the historic village of Southport, the Adventure Company - Day Tours features bicycle and walking tours through the streets of Southport and along the Cape Fear River, and kayak tours and rental services for beginner through advanced kayakers.
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W Moore St. and Brunswick St, Southport Town Marina, Southport, NC 28461 MoreLess Info
Lighthouse WaterSports - Private Tours is an excursion company that offers kayak tours, boat tours, and kayak rentals. The most popular tour is the 2-hour eco kayaking adventure that goes through a blackwater creek.
Captain Nancy Hahn offers serene tours of the lower Cape Fear River aboard her vessel, Tugboat. Captain Hahn offers free passage to children under age 5. Tours last 90 minutes and highlight the presence and role of wildlife in the area where the river empties into the Atlantic Ocean.
Captain Bert Felton's Solomon T Harbour Tours is headquartered in Southport, North Carolina. The company offers custom guided tours focusing on Civil War history, North Carolina's lighthouses, ecology and other topics of interest to clients.
A guided tour of historic Southport, the Old South Tour Company - Ghost Walk Tour focuses on the spookier aspects of local history and legend. The tours last about an hour, and are narrated by knowledgeable and entertaining guides.
Situated on nine acres, Waterfront Park overlooks the Cape Fear River and features a fishing pier along with an open grassy field. The park provides benches facing the river, paved walkways and sheltered picnic tables.
Surf Cinemas is a movie theater that features Real D 3D movie showings, movie showings in IMAX, and a concession stand that serves food and beverages. The theater has special party seating as well as discounts for children.
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204 E. Moore Street, Southport, NC 28461 MoreLess Info
Located at the juncture of the Atlantic Ocean and Cape Fear, the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport preserves the legacy of the interaction between people, sea and river. The museum includes the only working periscope in the North Carolina Maritime Museum network.
With direct access to the Intracoastal Waterway, Southport Paddle & Sail provides visitors with rentals for stand up paddle boards. It also offers tours of its schooner boat, the Kitty Hawk, as well as sailing lessons.