Visitors who want to enjoy an easy-going sunset cruise along the scenic harborfront waters of Southport, or who have always wanted to fulfill a dream of learning to sail, can call on the talents of Southport’s own Priority Sailing to start their adventure. This sailing company has a host of programs, lessons, and tours to help visitors and locals alike make the most of their time in this waterfront community, and to enjoy the wide open waters at their leisure.

Priority Sailing is affiliated with the American Sailing Association, and offers a wealth of classes for both sailing beginners and experts alike. The classes and cruises both embark onboard a 26’ ft. long Colgate, named the Carolina Breeze, and can be customized depending on a student’s skill levels and ultimate goals. For something slower paced with little effort involved, sign up for a 1-3 hour cruise that can tour the downtown area, cruise past the local lighthouses, and / or head to some truly wild areas of the Cape Fear region where the local birds can be spotted in droves. Able to cater to all interests and tastes, this touring company and sailing academy will give Southport visitors an entirely new perspective on life by the water.

*Off-season hours may vary*
Call 910-454-4479 for current hours.
  • Monday8:30am-8:30pm
  • Tuesday8:30am-8:30pm
  • Wednesday8:30am-8:30pm
  • Thursday8:30am-8:30pm
  • Friday8:30am-8:30pm
  • Saturday8:30am-8:30pm
  • Sunday8:30am-8:30pm