Traveling to BHI
In just 20 minutes, the passenger ferry transports you from Southport, NC, to the shores of Bald Head Island. For most of the year, ferries leave the mainland on the hour and the island on the half-hour, beginning at 7 a.m. The winter schedule may be abbreviated, and the summer schedule expanded.
Bald Head Island's passenger ferries depart the mainland from Deep Point Marina, located at 1301 Ferry Road in Southport, NC, just before the state-operated Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry Landing. Entering Southport on Route 211 South (Howe Street), take a left on East Moore Street and then a right onto 211 (Ferry Road) at the roundabout. Proceed about a half mile and then turn right into the entrance to Deep Point Marina, following the signs past the ferry terminal to the employee parking lot.
Ferry Boarding (lower level gate waiting area):
When you are ready to board the ferry, you'll need to proceed to the lower level, where you'll present your ticket to an attendant at the entrance to the gate waiting area. Your ticket will be scanned and collected, allowing you entry into the secure gate waiting area. Please note that there are no restrooms in the gate area. There are restrooms in the second-floor ferry terminal lobby and on board the ferries.
View more information regarding ferries, including schedules here.