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April 09, 2020

Groups of golfers. School groups. Clubs and church groups. Professional Group Tour Operators. This list of suggested tour itineraries is to assist you in planning your groups visit to Southport-Oak Island area of North Carolina's Brunswick Islands.

Southport - Day Trip

Fort Johnston Southport Museum
One Day Itinerary #1

 Time  Location

 Breakfast at a local restaurant 


 N.C. Maritime Museum @ Southport 


 Lunch at a local restaurant


 Historic Walking Tour beginning @ Fort Johnston-Southport Museum & Visitor Center 


 Shopping in Historic Southport 

 5:10p.m.  Dinner at local restaurant

Old Baldy Lighthouse
Bald Head Island Historical Tour

One Day Itinerary #2

 Time   Location 
 10:00a.m.   Board Ferry for Bald Head Island (arrive on island 10:30a.m.) 
 10:45a.m.- 3:30p.m.  Bald Head Island Historical Tour (guided with lunch at Maritime Market) 
  3:30p.m.- 4:30p.m.  Bald Head Island Nature Conservancy 
  4:30p.m.  Board Ferry for mainland (arrive on mainland 5:00p.m.) 
  5:10p.m.   Dinner at Southport Restaurant

Southport Downtown
Southport - Art & Boutique Shopping

One Day Itinerary #3

 Time   Location 
  8:30a.m.- 9:45a.m.    Breakfast at a local restaurant 
 10:00a.m.-12:00p.m.  Southport Shopping
 12:00p.m.- 1:00p.m.  Lunch at local restaurant 
  1:00p.m.- 5:00p.m.  Franklin Square Gallery Tour & Art Workshop 
  5:10p.m.- 6:30p.m.   Dinner at local restaurant

St. James Golf
Southport-Oak Island Championship Golf

One Day Itinerary #4

 Time   Location 
  8:30a.m.- 1:30p.m.   Carolina National Golf Course, Bolivia with lunch at golf course
  2:00p.m.-7:30p.m.   The Founders Club at St. James
  8:00p.m.  Dinner at local restaurant
  8:30a.m.-1:30p.m.  Oak Island Golf & Country Club, with lunch at golf course 
  2:00p.m.-7:30p.m.  The Players Club @ St. James
  8:00p.m.  Dinner at local restaurant
  8:30a.m.-1:30p.m.  Oak Island Golf & Country Club
  2:00p.m.-7:30p.m.  Cape Fear National @ Brunswick Forest
  8:00p.m.  Dinner at the Golf Course Restaurant
   Only recommended for Daylight Savings Time

NC Maritime Museum

River Circle Tour

Two Day Itinerary #5

 Time   Location 
 Day 1
  8:00a.m.-10:00a.m.   Tour Fort Fisher Civil War Museum 
 10:15a.m.-12:00p.m.  Tour NC Aquarium @ Fort Fisher 
 12:15p.m.-12:45p.m.   Fort Fisher Southport Ferry
 12:45p.m.- 1:45p.m.  Lunch at local restaurant 
  1:45p.m.-  2:45p.m.  Tour NC Maritime Museum @ Southport (Guided or self-guided)
  2:45p.m.-  4:45p.m.  Shopping at local boutique shops
  4:45p.m.-  Check into motel for the evening
  6:15p.m.  Dinner at local restaurant
 Day 2
  8:00a.m.- 9:00a.m.  Breakfast at local restaurant
  9:00a.m.- 9:10a.m.  Drive to Oak Island Ocean Education Center
  9:10a.m.- 9:30a.m.  Tour Environmental Education Center
  9:30a.m.-10:45a.m.  Drive to Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site
 10:45a.m.-12:00p.m.  Tour Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site
 12:00p.m.- 1:00p.m.  Picnic Lunch at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site (Bag Lunch) 
  1:00p.m.- 1:30p.m.  Drive to Wilmington
  1:30p.m.- 3:30p.m.  Tour Battleship North Carolina
  3:30p.m.- 3:40p.m.  Drive to Cape Fear Museum
  3:40p.m. -5:00p.m.  Tour Cape Fear Museum

 Greenlands Farm

Farm, Trees & Wine Tour

One Day Itinerary #6

 Time   Location 
  9:00a.m.-11:00a.m.    Tour Ev-Henwood Nature Preserve 
 11:00a.m.-11:30p.m.  Drive to Greenland Farms 
 11:30p.m.- 1:30p.m.  Tour & Lunch at Greenlands Farm
  1:30p.m.-  3:15p.m.   Drive to Silver Coast Winery
  3:15p.m. - 6:00p.m.

 Tour Silver Coast Winery & Dinner in the Barrel Room 

   List of Caterers for Barrel Room Dinner

Oak Island Lighthouse

Lighthouses Tour

One Day Itinerary #7

 Time   Location 
 10:00a.m.  Board Ferry for Bald Head Island (arrive on island 10:30a.m.)  
 10:00a.m.- 2:30p.m.  Bald Head Island Historical Tour (guided tour & lunch) 
  2:30p.m.- 3:00p.m.  Board Ferry for Mainland (arrive on mainland 3:00p.m.)
  3:00p.m.- 3:30p.m.  Drive to Oak Island 
  3:30p.m.- 6:00p.m.   Climb to top of Oak Island Lighthouse
  6:00p.m.  Dinner at local restaurant

Ingram Planetarium

Movie Stars, Celestial Stars & Starfish

One Day Itinerary #8

 Time   Location 
 9:00a.m.10:00a.m.   Drive to Museum of Coastal Carolina
 10:00a.m.11:30a.m.  Tour Museum of Coastal Carolina
 11:30a.m.11:45a.m.  Drive to Ingram Planetarium
 11:45a.m.-1:00p.m.  Tour Ingram Planetarium 
  1:00p.m.-2:30p.m.  Drive to Jerome's Steak & Seafood in Shallotte & Eat Lunch 
  2:30p.m.- 3:15p.m.  Drive to Fort Johnston-Southport Museum & Visitor Center
  3:15p.m.- 5:00p.m.  Tour Fort Johnston-Southport Museum & Visitor Center and take self-guided walking tour or a golf cart/tram tour of movie filming locations.
  5:00p.m.-6:30p.m.   Dinner at local restaurant

Shallotte River Swamp Park Zip
Zippy Adventure
One Day Itinerary #9

 8:00a.m.-9:00a.m.    Drive to Shallotte River Swamp Park 

 Tour the Shallotte River Swamp Park 

 Zip Line Tour - Ages 10+

 Aerial Adventure Park Tour - Aerial Obstacle Course 

   (Ages 4 & up.  This is a physically challenging course) 

 Swamp Boat Eco Tour - All Ages

 Box Lunch Onsite

 2:30p.m. - 2:45p.m.   Drive to Ingram Planetarium
 2:45p.m. - 4:00p.m.  Tour Ingram Planetarium
 4:00p.m. - 4:30p.m.  Drive to Silver Coast Winery
 4:30p.m. - 6:30p.m.  Tour Silver Coast Winery & Dinner in the Barrel Room
   List of Caterers for Barrel Room Dinner