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Sydney Macnabb & Simon Nam — Minted

Sydney Macnabb


Simon Nam



Bald Head Island is located at the southernmost cape of North Carolina, Cape Fear where the Cape Fear River empties out into the Atlantic Ocean. A 20-minute passenger ferry ride transports you from the ferry terminal at Deep Point Marina in Southport, N.C. to the harbor at Bald Head Island.

In order to take in the full experience that Bald Head Island offers, we encourage you to spend the weekend on the island. For information on how to get to the island, please see below!

By Ferry

A 20-minute passenger ferry ride will transport you from the ferry terminal at Deep Point Marina in Southport, N.C. to the harbor at Bald Head Island. There are no cars on the island - only golf carts! So you'll need to leave your vehicle parked in a secure lot on the mainland at Deep Point Marina. Parking is $12/day.

You'll need to reserve your spot on the ferry and it is recommended that you do this as soon as you have your housing confirmed. You can book your preferred ferry departure times (both for your arrival and departure) by clicking here.

Ferries leave the mainland on the hour and leave the island on the half-hour, from 7 A.M - 10:30 P.M, most days. Please click on the website link here and enter your travel date to view the full ferry schedule.

Plan to arrive at the Deep Point Ferry terminal at least 30-45 minutes before your planned departure time to allow enough time to drop off your luggage, park your vehicle and walk back down to the loading zone.

Upon arriving to the island, you will check in with the tram dispatcher to confirm your destination. You will then need to collect your luggage and make sure it makes it on your designated tram.

All tram rides are included with the price of a ferry ticket. Since your rental golf cart will already be at your house, a tram is required for you to get between your accommodations on the island and the ferry terminal. You must make your tram reservations when you book your ferry tickets online. The tram reservations are located under the "Enhancements and Upgrades" tab when purchasing ferry tickets.

Deep Point Ferry dispatch/call line: 910.457.5003


By Golf Cart

Although most rental homes come with golf carts to use during your stay, additional golf carts and bikes can also be rented once you are on the island. You can rent a golf cart by the day from Cary Cart Company. Golf carts are around $85 - $120 per day, depending on the size of the cart and must be returned by closing time which is usually around 4pm or 5pm. If you return after closing, you will be charged double, so it is recommended that you rent for two days if planning to keep past closing hours. CCC is located within walking distance from the ferry terminal. Advance reservations are recommended.



By Air

Wilmington International Airport (ILM) is the closest airport to the island and is approximately a 40 minute drive to Deep Point Marina. Taxis, Uber, and rental car agencies are all available for transport from Wilmington International to Deep Point Marina.

Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) is 1.5 hours away from the marina and offers the same ground transportation as Wilmington airport.

Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) is a 2.5 - 3 hour drive to the marina but has a larger selection of flights to choose from at a lower price.