On a whim, we decided to take the short 45 minute or so drive to Southport, NC. We had lunch at Fishy Fishy Cafe and grabbed the 3:00 pm water tour leaving next to the restaurant. The 50 minute water tour offered by Southport Water Tours is definitely worth your time and the cost of $20 per adult.
The Battery Island is a bird sanctuary for migratory birds. This island is located at the mouth of the Cape Fear River near Southport. It is home to the largest White Ibis nesting population in southeastern North Carolina. It is also known as the White Ibis Sanctuary