Located by the "Rocks" at the end of US-421. This really saves a long drive (and going through those horribly congested and photo-enforced stoplights in Wilmington) and costs just $5 a car. What a deal!!
It is about a 30-minute, 4 mile ferry ride across the mouth of the Cape Fear River and connects Pleasure Island/Federal Point and Southport.
Service began in 1965 and is used a lot by tourists to the area.
Two boats run at a time during the summer, one from each terminus.
Each year they carry 185,000 vehicles and 500,000 passengers.