As the Aquarium says, "Dive Into Discovery!"
Take a day trip over to the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Hop on the Southport-Fort Fisher ferry for a 30-minute ride from Southport to Kure Beach NC. Encounter amazing exhibits of aquatic life that call the coastal Carolina waters home. (Local tip: Pack a lunch and have a picnic outside the Aquarium. When you're finished at the Aquarium and while you're in town, stop by the Fort Fisher Historical Site just up the road.)