Want to ask a question? Click here

Does the N.C. Ferry System have plans to accept charge and debit cards at its Fort Fisher and Southport terminals?

Ken Little
StarNews

The short answer is yes.

“We do have plans and are currently working on options to accept debit and credit cards at our Southport-Fort Fisher route in the future, but for now, we do not,” said Lucy Wallace, spokeswoman for the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division.

Tolls for the route are $5 for a vehicle less than 20 feet in length, $10 for a vehicle of between 20 feet to 40 feet, and $15 for vehicles over 40 feet in length. A pedestrian can ride for $1, a bicycle for $2 and a motorcycle for $3.

“We have an ATM machine inside our terminal in the gift shop area for people who need to get cash to ride our ferry. Also, regular commuters who utilize that route often can purchase a commuter pass which is good for one year from date of purchase,” Wallace said.

The price is $150 for a vehicle and/or combination up to 20 feet in length; $200 for a vehicle and/or combination 20 feet to 40 feet in length; and $250 for a vehicle and/or combination 40 feet to 65 feet in length.

The passes are available at the Southport terminal. The driver must present a valid registration card and driver’s license and a sticker is issued.

For more information, visit the N.C. Ferry System website.

User-contributed question by:
carolina beach steve

Got a comment about this post or know more about the answer? Click here to let us know!


Bookmark and Share

One Response to “ Does the N.C. Ferry System have plans to accept charge and debit cards at its Fort Fisher and Southport terminals?”

  1. On September 18, 2010 at 11:21 am Bella wrote:

    You might want to provide a little background. YEARS ago, like 6 or 7, they somehow compromised customer information, don’t remember if they got hacked or just did something stupid themselves, and the solution was to immediately stop accepting cards. They not only don’t accept cards for fares, they don’t accept them in the gift shops (“Ship’s Stores”) at several terminals, which I can say has cost them a great deal of my business and I expect many tourists’ business as well.

    This is just ridiculous, taking this long to solve the problem, and is another indication that the ferry system is managed extremely badly.



X
Ask a question
X

Ask a question

If you’re looking for answers about living in coastal North Carolina, you’ve come to the right place. If we don’t have the answer to your question, we’ll find out or try to find someone who does. Hey, that’s our job! So, ask your question below and we’ll do our best to find the answer. Once we do, we’ll post it in an appropriate category.





Can we use your name to credit you by name (no e-mail or other contact information) with this question when we post an answer?
Yes
Your question:

Post a comment
X

Talk to us!

Have a comment about this post or know more about the answer? Use this form to let us know. Note that all comments are moderated and must be approved before they are posted, although you may see your own comments the first time you post them.





Your comment: