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Daily Weather in Southport, Oak Island, Bald Head Island NC

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Hey Everyone, we have been asked by many locals and visitors to do a daily weather report since we at Southport Boat Rentals are on our dock getting our rental boats ready every morning. We are located right in downtown Southport at the intersection of the Atlantic ICW and the Cape Fear River giving us a great vantage point to see the local weather.

WEATHER TODAY

Today 8/9/17 we have heavy cloud coverage and light to no wind 1-5 knots out if the NNE. The forecast for today is cloudy early with scattered thunderstorms developing this afternoon. High of 79 and winds increasing to 5-10 mph. Tonight is variable clouds with scattered thunderstorms. Low of 72 with light winds and a 60 percent chance of rain.

We do have a few rental boats out today and might go out for a Sunset Tour if the rain holds off a little longer.

Please check back with us for daily weather reports and information about shipping boats in our area.

Thanks for reading

 

Southport Boat Rentals

Bald Head Island Lighthouse Birthday Party

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BALD HEAD ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE PARTY!

 

The Bald Head Island LightHouse is celebrating its 200th birthday on April 15th 2017. There will be birthday cake, ice cream, and FREE Tours of the “Old Baldy” Lighthouse.

We at Southport Boat Rentals want to help get you to the birthday party on Bald Head Island. We have a fleet of 21ft Carolina Skiffs available for rent that your family will be sure to enjoy. Rent the boat and be your own captain for a half day or full day. We also offer captains to take you to Bald Head Island for the party and even detour to see the creeks behind the Bald Head beaches.

EVENT DETAILS

The public is welcome and there will be a flag ceremony, US Coast Gaurd fly by, and free events and climbing for children.

The event will start at 2pm on Saturday april 15th and end at 4 but the free Tours of the Lighthouse will last all day. We suggest showing up early and staying late if you want to experience Bald Head Island and all it has to offer. Rent a bike and go for a ride! Bike rentals are available on site and is the perfect way to traverse the Island. Cars are not allowed on Bald Head and the mode of transportation is golf cart or bicycle. This makes the Island very peaceful and safe when walking or riding a bike.

 

We will have most of our boats rented for full days but we will try to offer Water taxi rides over if possible. If you have any questions or ideas for a special day on the Water let us know in advance to plan your trip. We are always available and interested in your ideas.

The Bald Head Island Lighthouse will be reopening and we hope you are there. Just contact Southport Boat Rentals at 910 523-6021 to book your boat for the day!

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Boat Rentals in Southport Video Weather Report

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Stopping for fuel at Southport Marina

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Renting a boat and having fun!

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Here at Southport Boat Rentals we want you to have the best time possible. There are many different activities available and we can help you if you let us know what you have in mind. Secluded beaches are what most groups look for but others like to find the beaches with boat parties and plenty of other boaters to meet and chat with. The boating community here is very welcoming and friendly. Fishing is big in our area and we can tell you where the best place to look for the fish depending on the time of year. Water sports are always popular and we have tubes, skis, wake boards, and knee boards to get you going. Dolphin and birds are frequently spotted and if you are a ” birder” there are bird sanctuaries around for your viewing pleasure.

What we are trying to say is that there are many options for what you can do and we can help custom design your trip to whatever fits your needs. All you have to do ask!

Sunset Boat Rides and Tours

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Southport Boat Rentals offers Sunset Boat Rides every night of the week. Each boat can hold 6 passengers with 1 captain for every 6 passengers. we have 4 boats used for Sunset Water Tours and can bring groups up to 20 people. Just call us and sign up alone or with a group. The tour can be private or with others and you will get the chance to meet with our captains and learn about the history of Southport and the mighty Cape Fear River.

We have the best sunset cruise around and provide a cooler and ice so you can bring the beverages of your choice and enjoy the ride. The trip can be towards Bald Head Island, Oak Island, or down the waterway to St James plantation. After the sun sets we return to the small harbor of Southport all lit up and waiting for us.

If you have any ideas for special occasions just let us know over the phone and we arrange a custom package just for you!