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Cape Fear Riverboats

101 S Water St, Suite 1, Wilmington, NC 28401-4584
+1 910-343-1611
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River Reprieve

We went on this trip on an extremely hot day. Sitting on the front row seat with the wind in our... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
Donald B
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Covington, United States
Great Time On The Water

I personally do not like the water but felt very comfortable with this company, we were on the Capt... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
barnowl108
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Oreland, Pennsylvania
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Cape Fear River Cruises Take a 1-Hour Narrated Sightseeing Cruise! Our Captain will teach you all about the Cape Fear River and downtown Wilmington while you sit back and just enjoy the ride and the view. Black River Nature Cruises Take a 4-Hour Relaxing Getaway up to the Black River! Narrated by Coastal Ecologist and author, Andy Woods. You’re sure to see tons of wildlife and ancient trees. This is a photographer’s dream! Private Charters Celebrate your Special Event aboard the Captain Mafffitt, John Knox, or Jacob’s Run! We can accommodate up to 49 guests. Great for business parties, celebrations, and family gatherings. Weekly Murder Mystery Show (seasonal) Join us at The River Grill every Tuesday evening and help to solve the crime! This season’s interactive play is called JUDGE NOT and is full of twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the end! The River Grill New for 2016 is The River Grill. We serve the best riverside burgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, fries, and tasty beverages around! Gift Certificates Make it easy! Give the gift of an hour (or four) on the river. Great for couples, groups, or folks who need a break to refresh their minds.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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101 S Water St, Suite 1, Wilmington, NC 28401-4584
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went on this trip on an extremely hot day. Sitting on the front row seat with the wind in our faces was a wonderful reprieve! The captain was very knowledgeable about the sights along the river and had a great sense of humor, also....More

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Thank Donald B
Reviewed 3 days ago

I personally do not like the water but felt very comfortable with this company, we were on the Capt J N Maffitt vessel. The narrator was very good and informative. Boat goes at a nice slow pace and points of interests are pointed out as...More

Thank barnowl108
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a great time learning about the history of Wilmington and the beautiful views were awesome! So affordable and a fun little outing to take you off your feet as well!

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Thank lindseywcott
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was a very nice and peaceful tour. We had a great time! The captain was very funny and told a lot of interesting facts.

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Thank jjrunkel
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Cape Fear Riverboats is a nice way to view Wilmington from the water and at the same time get some history. The ticket price is fair.

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Thank KarinLog
Reviewed 6 days ago

The sunset cruise was beautiful. While the informational talk was interesting and enjoyable for tje most part, I would have preferred a few more instances of silence in order to fully enjoy the scenery. In addition, it was billed as a 70 minute cruise, but...More

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Thank Michelle N
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was such a great experience ! The captain knew exactly what he was talking about and he was well qualified to handle the boat! It is soo peaceful !

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Thank nola959
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great way to spend the day! We started out from the river walk in downtown Wilmington and cruised 20 miles or so up the Cape Fear River and onto the Black River. Along the way, Coastal Ecologist Andy Woods provided the "play...More

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Thank bamlinman
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice one hour tour of Cape Fear River. Good narrative, but Butch's informal Q&A and storytelling were the highlight. Highly recommended if you want a quick acclamation to Wilmington.

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Thank mpreston760
Reviewed 1 week ago

Boat trip was really great. The boat Captain gave a great narration of the trip, learning a bit of history and some cool artifacts about the Cape Fear River.

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ptlaramie
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There is no where on your website for a phone number. I would like to know the schedule of these dinner cruises (how long will it be out on the water), and the price for each person, 2 seniors, 4 adults, 1 child. Is this... More
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