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.
Date posted: September 15, 2010
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