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Wilmington Water Tours

212 S Water St, Cape Fear Riverwalk, Wilmington, NC 28401-3983
+1 910-338-3134
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What a great way to spend an hour on Cape Fear River. The staff was super friendly and informative... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
hb04022014h
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Perfect day for a tour

This was our first real glimpse of Wilmington so the narrative by Captain Mike was informative and... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Penny W
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Wilmington Water Tours is a 46' catamaran which accommodates up to 49 passengers. We offer daily cruises as well as private charters. Our daily cruises include but not limited to: Eco/History tours, Sunset Cruises with Live Music, Birding tours, Holiday Tours and all on the Cape Fear River and its nearby waterways. Our full schedule is listed on our website, call us or book online!
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212 S Water St, Cape Fear Riverwalk, Wilmington, NC 28401-3983
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Reviewed 5 days ago

What a great way to spend an hour on Cape Fear River. The staff was super friendly and informative. The boat was clean, they offered refreshments and adult beverages. The weather was chilly as we departed and they even had blankets on hand to keep...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first real glimpse of Wilmington so the narrative by Captain Mike was informative and helpful.More

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Mary D, Owner at Wilmington Water Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Now that you took our 50 minute narrated cruise, you will have to come aboard for one of our many other cruises.....Sunset cruises start March 1th and it is with Live Music by one of Wilmington's amazing musicians. Thanks for taking time to write this...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed this entertaining and informative adventure. The captain was a local who seemed to know everyone and had good knowledge of the local area. He spent much of his time interacting with the group and went out of his way to make us...More

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Mary D, Owner at Wilmington Water Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Our daily 50 min cruises give you a wonderful view of Wilmington from the water all while learning some of our treasured history. We have an option if you want a little more time on the river, by staying on board and traveling the other...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

This is the second time this year I have taken this water tour in Wilmington. I appreciate Doug and Donna's hospitality and offering an interesting, safe and pleasant tour of Wilmington from the Cape Fear River. The music is excellent and adds to the ambience...More

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Mary D, Owner at Wilmington Water Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to write this review. The 'Spirit of the Holidays" cruise is a great way to spend some quality time with family or friends during the holidaqy season. On the water you get way from all the hustle & bustle of...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

We went on a tour after dark a couple of days before Christmas to see the Christmas lights. Not disappointed! Not only was Wilmington lit up, some boats had lots of Christmas lights too! They had a guitar player on board show was singing Christmas...More

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mary d, Owner at Wilmington Water Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Thanks for taking time to write this review. We love doing our "Spirit of the Holiudays" cruise, so fun & relaxing. Besides the lights, you get to enjoy Christmas carols by a local musican, tasty Holiday snacks & Festive Holiday cocktails

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Reviewed 26 December 2017

We did a day trip to Wilmington we booked the boat tour in advance had such a good time we stayed on the boat to do the southern tour.More

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mary d, Owner at Wilmington Water Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

With alternating directions for our 50 min cruises this gives you the opportunity to stay on board for both directons giving you approx. 1 hour 40 min cruise time. These cruises are narrated with an abundance of history of the area. Great way to learn...More

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

For the second year, we took the 1 hr holiday ride up the Cape Fear in Wilmington, NC to view the Christmas lights on shore. It was great fun, with a full bar on board and a combo playing carols and other songs. The Capt....More

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Mary D, Owner at Wilmington Water Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2017

Thanks for the kind words, as we feel this is a great way to get into the Holiday spirit.Glad you started a new Christmas tradition with us included.

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

A group of 9 went on this delightful tour. It was the first tour for some. We had a great time enjoying Wilmington’s lights, hearing some good music and enjoying snacks prepared by Diane. As usual, Captain Doug gave us interesting information and a safe,...More

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Mary D, Owner at Wilmington Water Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2017

Hopefully this will be the beginning of a new holiday tradition to get you all in the holiday spirit, hope your holidays are merry & bright

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Reviewed 5 December 2017

Always fun, informative and entertaining. The best boat ride in town with a great wine list, just a beautiful tour no matter what time of day you take it.More

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Mary D, Owner at Wilmington Water Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2017

We aim to please, we have a great assortment of beverages from soda, hot chocolate to all adult beverages. Our boat is enclosed, with comfortable seating..so glad you enjoyed our Captain's narration about our beautiful Cape Fear area. Thanks for taking the time to write...More

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Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

This was a great hour long trip with very informative captain. Got to see ospreys and old ship wrecks. Lots of Wilmington history as well.

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Mary D, Owner at Wilmington Water Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2017

Our 5o min narrated cruises change direction on the hour, so you ave the opportunity to sit back , relax and learn a bit about Wilmington's history from the water. Always changing depending on season, so join us again in the spring.

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Jane J
7 February 2018|
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Thank you for your question! We are completely wheelchair accessible. We have a wheelchair that customers can use and we have a very safe way that we get you down the ramp. There is a ramp that goes down to the boat and a... More
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jerseyjill
21 January 2018|
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We actually changed our prices after nine years in business. Our Eagles Island Cruise is $12 for adults, $6 for kids ages 4-12, and ages 3 and under are free. For the rest of February we will only be running Friday... More
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Linatlyn
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There is no dress code to my knowledge. It is a catamaran with a nice bar, but if you happen to be celebrating and want to wear fancy evening wear, go for for it, nobody would care. Maybe bikinis would be inappropriate... More
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