The River Hotel Of Southport
Have you learned that secret from the River; that there is no such thing as time? Coastal Living Magazine has named Southport “America’s happiest seaside town”.
The RIVER HOTEL of SOUTHPORT boasts views of the Oak Island and Bald Head Island lighthouses. As you gaze out, mesmerized, you’ll see the River come alive with boats under sail, ferries, and massive container ships journeying from distance shores. Stroll or throw out a line from our 250 foot deep water fishing pier. It’s some of the best fishing on the Cape Fear River. Southport is also home to The US Open Mackerel Tournament.
Our rooms are beautifully appointed with all the conveniences; a full galley kitchen with refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, two queen-size beds or a generous king, a dining and desk area, and amazing views from your private balcony. We also offer free Wi-Fi.
Have you dreamed of a wedding or special event on the water? Let us help you plan and host your memorable moments under a tent, or simply at the Rivers edge with cocktails served around the pool lit with candles.
You’re a short stroll from the Village and it’s charming shops, galleries, and Bistro culture. Southport comes alive with festivals, the open-air market on Wednesdays during the summer, and a spectacular 4th of July celebration. Visit the Maritime Museum as it navigates the area waterways with exhibits on piracy, shipwrecks and hurricanes. Sunsets are spectacular here, especially viewed from our pier, or on a sunset cruise along the Intracoastal and Cape Fear River. You can also hop on the ferry to Fort Fisher to see historical Fort Johnston, and drop into the NC Aquarium exhibiting the area’s rich aquatic life. There’s a little something for everyone.
Southport is a quaint little seaport village full of interesting shops, restaurants and several golf courses. There have been numerous Hollywood movies and tv shows filmed in and around Southport and the setting for best selling books and novels.
Rent a bicycle or golf cart and just explore all that Southport has to offer. In the Maritime Museum you will see exhibits from Blackbeard's pirate ship Queen Anne's Revenge. A few blocks from the hotel there are two Ferry landings, one that will take you to Baldhead Island where you will have to rent a golf cart to tour their beautiful pristine beaches. The Southport/Fort Fisher Ferry will take you and your car for a twenty minute ride over to Carolina Beach and it's active boardwalk alive with shops, restaurants and amusement rides. While there, be sure to stop at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher where you can climb along adventure reef and talk to a diver that swims with the eels and sharks. An exciting nautical journey adventure for all ages.