Bring the whole family and join us for a fun-filled ride through Southport's historic waterfront district aboard our state-of-the art electric tram. Enjoy our city's famous salubrious breezes while taking in panoramic views of the Cape Fear River inlet. Learn about Southport's intriguing history and culture, and hear stories of pirates, wars and hurricanes. You'll see historic mansions, quaint cottages surrounded by ancient live oaks, and some of the prettiest coastal scenery on the eastern seaboard. We'll visit the many movie locations around town and and share surprising insight into how films are made. We sometimes are treated to viewing filming in progress while on tour!
Along the way, you may spot dolphins in the harbor, flocks of pelicans and ibises overhead, or even a 900-foot ship passing by on the river. You'll also learn your way around town as your guide points out shops, galleries and some of the best restaurants in the region.
We can't wait to meet you and welcome you to our "dream town"!
Tour departs from outside the Southport Visitors Center at 203 E Bay Street
Tuesday-Saturday 10:30am-last tour at 3:30 (sometimes later, call for info)
Sunday 11:30am-last tour at 3:30
Tours begin approximately on the half hour and are 45 minutes long--please see our sign outside the Visitors Center for exact time of next tour
Our vehicle seats 10 guests per tour
We accept reservations
Rates: Adults $10
Children under 12 $5
**Parents: Please bring car seat for children under 2 years of age