North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
Great Aquarium for kids and the whole family. Check website, you may need to reserve tickets online due to COVID-19.
Spend the day at the aquarium, then go have a picnic on the beach by Fort Fisher
Don’t miss out on this great local aquarium! Never gets old. They just add it otters
Families and children alike will love the Fort Fisher Aquarium! They do have a wonderful outdoor playground and some outdoor exhibits as well as daily programs.
Great trip for a few hours if it is raining or you just want to escape the heat. 15min drive into Fort Fisher/Kure Beach.
“A lot of people will drive into the State Park towards the boat ramp and find a spot to fish the cape fear or intracoastal waterway. ”
“Take the ferry in your car across the water to Southport for sightseeing, market shopping and restaurants.”
“Drive 15min into historic Fort Fisher to fish near the rocks or surf fish. ”
Point of Interest
“A variety of musical artists take the stage during the Free Summer Concerts held on the 2nd and 4th Fridays in June, July and August from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Annual Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival, in April of each year, is the most popular event with an abundance of activities, crafts, seafood and notable musicians on two stages.”
“Only accessible by boat and situated just north of Carolina Beach, Mansonboro Island is the largest site within the North Carolina Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve, and comprises of more than 5,600 acres of beautiful beaches, marshlands, tidal flats, and maritime forest. As a result of this natural setting, birdwatchers and nature fans will be in heaven strolling through along the 8.4 mile long shoreline, and will find abundant wildlife as well as flora and fauna around every scenic turn. ”