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Henrietta III

Address: Water & Dock Streets, Wilmington, NC
Phone Number: 910 343 1611
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Ranked #21 of 32 Attractions in Wilmington
Type: Ships, Landmarks
Activities: Dining, Watching sunrise/sunset
Owner description: Cruise the Cape Fear River in style on this elegant riverboat that offers narrated sightseeing...
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Type: Ships, Landmarks
Activities: Dining, Watching sunrise/sunset
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Cruise the Cape Fear River in style on this elegant riverboat that offers narrated sightseeing tours, lunch and dinner cruises and romantic moonlight trips.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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75 reviews 75 reviews
31 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I have taken other boat tours in other cities and found them informative and interesting. This tour is neither. It is a 90 minute site seeing cruise for $17 but you just go about 35-40 minutes in one direction and come back. There is a little audio commentary during parts but it was difficult to hear. I think the real... More 

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Wilmington, N.C.
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87 reviews 87 reviews
45 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

An old time paddle boat, w/three levels. Some even get married &/or celebrate their reception on this large boat. Since a # of the decks are indoors, the boat runs for many months into the Fall. Staff is very nice. Food is okay but not fancy restaurant food. The best part is are the views from the river, especially if... More 

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I unfortunately had to deal with the worst customer service representative ever. Mary Ann was nasty & very rude each & every time I talked to her. She first told me I could NOT bring a cake & after I thought about it & called back, she said...oh yeah you can for an additional fee of $25(as if $2,880 was... More 

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Parrottsville, Tennessee, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

First let me say it was a nice ride, but definitely not worth 15.00. You go down stream for 45minutes and never really lose sight of where you start. Pay the 5.00 for the little boat. All you see is boats unloading grain and other imports

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Rock Hill, South Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A nice relaxing ride down the Cape Fear. Lots of history with great views from the top deck. Even with a little rain still enjoyable.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Have only been on the Henrietta once for the Valentine's Cruise in February this year. The food was amazing (buffet style), drinks and dancing were a must. Couldn't enjoy being outside of the boat since It was so cold, but it was worth the ride and wait in the line!

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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

We took an evening dinner cruise on a Thursday. The ride and narration was very pleasant and informative. We enjoyed hearing some history about the river and town of Wilmington. The captain goes out of his way to give facts and true stories of the area. The dinner was Italian and very tasty. The servers are on top of their... More 

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We took my mother on the Henrietta. It was a fun time with some great views, also great view of the USS North Carolina. We took the lunch trip and it was very good. Hard to beat lunch during a boat ride.

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New York City, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We did an evening "blues cruise" on the Henrietta III recently. The boat was fine, but it had very little outdoor space. They served food for this cruise, but it was mediocre. The cruise went north on the Cape Fear river a bit past the battleship, then turned and went south a bit past the Port of Wilmington. It was... More 

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Cape Fear R, Owner at Henrietta III, responded to this review

Hilary R: I usually don't respond to reviews however I always read them and appriciate the some time painful feed back. We take our customers cruise experience with us personel and always strive to make that experience a pleasant memory. We certainly pefer to hear any disatifaciation first hand then we have the opportunity to remedy the problem. Hilary the... More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Prices vary tremendously based on type, and day of the week, of cruise. Overall, a good value I think. My & my husband's favorite cruise is the special New Years cruise...huge selection of heavy hor'dourves, midnight toast with party favors, dj/dancing, and cash bar. We also greatly enjoy the dinner and dancing cruise on Saturday evenings ("captain's" buffet included)

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