A: Bald Head Island is just a short ferry ride from Southport, NC. The ferry leaves at the top of hour every hour from Deep Point Marina in Southport daily. Please visit https://www.baldheadisland.com/island/ferry for more information.
Q: Is the Bald Head ferry a vehicle ferry?
A: No, it is a passenger ferry only. One of the unique things about Bald Head Island is that no cars are allowed on the island. You may see the occasional service vehicle, but no personal cars or trucks are allowed on the island.
Q: If I can't bring a car, how do I get around?
A: Transportation on the island is limited to golf carts, bicycles and walking. Riverside Adventure Co. has bicycles available for the whole family and you are also permitted to bring your personal bicycle over on the ferry. Bicycle reservations are recommended Labor Day to Memorial Day and can be made here. Riverside Adventure Co. also has beach chairs and umbrellas available for rent once you reach the island. If you are interested in a golf cart please contact Cary Cart Co. at 910.457.7333
Q: How big is the island?
A: Bald Head Island is 4.8 miles long and 2 miles wide.
Q: What is there to do on the island?
A: The Riverside Adventure Co. family has a lot of activities available throughout the season. A full list can be found here but some favorites are our free Sunset Celebration & Carnival held on Monday nights and The Ghostwalk (reservations required). Will O' the Wisp (located beside The Sail Shop on Keelson Row) is home to nightly events like Trivia, Bingo and our Friday Night Concert Series. Of course there are also Bald Head's amazing beaches and the Maritime Forest Preserve.
Q: I'm excited to come! Do I need to make reservations for the ferry?
A: Seating on the ferry is first come first serve, no reservations are accepted. However, if you are staying on the island the ferry offers a free tram service that will pick you up at the ferry and take you to your home and reservations for the tram are recommended Labor Day to Memorial Day. Click here for more information.
Q: Is there anywhere to eat on the island?
A: YES! Located just steps from the ferry landing, Sandpiper Coffee and Ice Cream offers hot breakfast and fresh baked pastries all day and Delphina Coastal Cuisine is open for lunch and dinner and is #1 Rated on TripAdvisor. Both are members of the Riverside Adventure Co. family. In addition Will O' the Wisp offers free delivery of Marina Pizza and Luna Forest Tiki Bar offers a limited menu from the great chef's at Delphina! Other options are: Mojo's on the Harbour, Bald Head Island and Shoals Club (membership required) and the Maritime Market.
Q: What do I do if there is an emergency?
A: Bald Head Island has full Fire, Police and EMS on island to handle any situation, reachable by dialing 911.
Q: Who can I ask if I have a specific question?
A: Riverside Adventure Co. takes pride in having a knowledgeable staff who are familiar with the Island and available to answer questions. Check out our contact page for more information on how you can reach us.