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Captain Betsy Boating Tours - CLOSED

606 W West St, Southport Marina, Southport, NC 28461-3850
+1 910-742-5683
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Exhilarating and Engaging

My husband and I went for a two-hour cruise with Captain Betsy and Jane. ENCORE is a beautifully... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2016
Kim S
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Memories Revisited - Thanks Captain Betsy & First Mate Jane

Captain Betsy and First Mate Jane provided us with a first-rate tour aboard the beautiful Encore... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2016
Angela G
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Salisbury, North Carolina
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To my many an dear passenger guests, I will be closing down Captain Betsy Boating Tours in February 2017 and moving away. I will be available for private reservations until then for leisure cruises, historical tours or destination charters aboard ENCORE, my 30' Back Cove express cruiser i own and operate as a USCG licensed Master. Relax about a beautiful Down East boat with private bathroom, galley, snack table climate controlled cabin, and inside/outside seating. For the remaining time I have in the area, you can still cruise on the Cape Fear River and Intracoastal Waterway around Southport, Oak Island and Bald Head Island. We offer historic narration, pleasure cruises or destination charters. The cost to rent the boat, Captain and mate is determined by the time aboard and time of day or night. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to provide so many trips to so many wonderful people in the past few years, and I thank each and every one of you for the memories! Captain Betsy
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11 Dec 2016
“Exhilarating and Engaging”
5 Oct 2016
“Memories Revisited - Thanks Captain Betsy & First Mate Jane”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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606 W West St, Southport Marina, Southport, NC 28461-3850
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+1 910-742-5683
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Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went for a two-hour cruise with Captain Betsy and Jane. ENCORE is a beautifully designed and immaculately kept craft that is very comfortable for cruising. Betsy engaged us in fascinating information about the Cape Fear River which gave us a whole...More

Thank Kim S
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captainbetsy, Owner at Captain Betsy Boating Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2016

Ahoy Kim! So good to have two fellow history lovers aboard! I am only sorry we waited so long to get together for a cruise. Thank you so much for making the trip to Southport and taking a spin along the lower Cape Fear River...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2016

Captain Betsy and First Mate Jane provided us with a first-rate tour aboard the beautiful Encore. As a birthday gift for my husband, we booked a two hour tour and cruised up the Cape Fear waterway towards Sunny Point and Kure Beach. Captain Betsy is...More

Thank Angela G
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captainbetsy, Owner at Captain Betsy Boating Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2016

Wow Angela, this is making me blush. I so enjoyed having you two aboard and talking about our shared memories of NC maritime history especially Corn Cake inlet. I looked it up and discovered it is a reference to the 1761 storm that opened up...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We had such a great time with Captain Betsy and Jane this morning. My husband and I brought my 83 year old dad and our son and everyone enjoyed it tremendously. Captain Betsy is very knowledgeable; we learned a lot, and had so much fun!...More

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captainbetsy, Owner at Captain Betsy Boating Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2016

Pleasure having you and the 3 adult generations of family aboard! Thank you for your comments, and smooth sailing to all ahead. Captain Betsy

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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We were fortunate enough to cruise with Captain Betsy & Jane while in Southport. Captain Betsy was in contact with us up until our trip , monitoring the weather - she is just great & Jane is a wonderful 1st Mate & hostess- we enjoyed...More

Thank Lisa E
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captainbetsy, Owner at Captain Betsy Boating Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

I think we were the fortunate ones to have you aboard! Thank you so much for booking with us and coming out even in the light fog! What a mystical experience. We appreciate your taking the time to write our 100th review - Woo woo!...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2016

Captain Betsy and her first mate Linda were awesome. We were able to customize our boat route. Captain Betsy wanted to make sure we were able to see what we wanted. She gives a great historical tour with lots of interesting facts. Linda turned my...More

Thank Mary Ellen R
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captainbetsy, Owner at Captain Betsy Boating Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

Hello Mary Ellen! We thank you for coming aboard ENCORE and spending some time on the water with us. So glad you enjoyed the cruise and wish you two the best in fair winds and following seas. Captain Betsy

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Reviewed 20 September 2016

We Took a boat tour with Captain Betsy on the intracoastal waterway. We also went to Bald Head Island and cruised down to Oak Island Bridge for an amazing Sunset. Captain Betsy has an excellent knowledge of local history and maritime experience. First mate Jane...More

Thank Karen J
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captainbetsy, Owner at Captain Betsy Boating Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2016

Ahoy Karen! Thank you so much for coming aboard with us for an amazing time to and from Bald Head Island. What a treat for us too. Love the photos you left and can't wait to sail with you again! Best to you both, Captain...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2016

We just moved to St James this week and had close friends from Wisconsin and Michigan, come to give us their "approval" of our retirement home. We took a two hour cruise with Captain Betsy and First Mate Jane. What a great way to see...More

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captainbetsy, Owner at Captain Betsy Boating Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2016

Wonderful having you all aboard with us too! Such a pleasant evening and experience with you and your friends. Thank you! Fair winds and calm seas to all, Captain Betsy

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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We did a sunset cruise the night after tropical storm Hermine. It was the most relaxing and in informative cruise ever!!! Captain Betsy and Jane are wonderful and so accommodating I can't say enough about our experience other than it was fabulous. Can't wait to...More

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captainbetsy, Owner at Captain Betsy Boating Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2016

Thank you Beach Lady! I think it was one of the charmed cruises, where we saw so much that the Cape Fear river has to offer. What a wonderful time with you and the others. So glad to have you aboard. Fair winds and calm...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2016

Based on the advice of locals, we booked a sunset tour with Captain Betsy and first Mate Linda. We weren't sure what to expect, but here is what we did experience: Captain Betsy's first priority was our safety and the safe navigation of the vessel...More

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captainbetsy, Owner at Captain Betsy Boating Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2016

We appreciate you and thank you for coming aboard with us and for the nice review too! Thank you all, Captain Betsy

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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

All I can say is, WOW! My friend actually booked this for our group, so I didn't know what to expect. My wife is still raving about what a great time she had. Captain Betsy was so professional and knowledgeable. Linda was right on it...More

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captainbetsy, Owner at Captain Betsy Boating Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2016

Thank you, thank you! We had a great time too! Captain Betsy

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