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Change things up on your visit to Oak Island with a trip on the ferry over to Bald Head Island to climb historic Old Baldy. Climb 108 stairs and 5 landings to reach the top of Old Baldy Lighthouse and its breathtaking view of the Cape Fear River estuary. Climbs of Old Baldy are self-guided, unscheduled during business hours, and at your own pace. Located inside the lighthouse's foundation are other artifacts on exhibit. 

Old Baldy is located on Bald Head Island which is only accessible by boat, so step aboard. The Bald Head Island passenger ferry in Southport, NC makes trips to and from the island daily. Current rates are $23 per adult and $12 per child (age 3-12). Children 2 and under are free. For more info about the Bald Head Ferry including its schedule visit here.