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Address: Water & Dock Streets, Wilmington, NC
Phone Number: 910 343 1611
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Dining, Watching sunrise/sunset
Description: Cruise the Cape Fear River in style on this elegant riverboat that offers...
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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Murder mystery

Great fun and food. Visited 7/21. Dancing and cruising after show. Audience participation required and players visited with most. Good family fun

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Great fun and food. Visited 7/21. Dancing and cruising after show. Audience participation required and players visited with most. Good family fun

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Warrington, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We opted for the Murder Mystery dinner cruise on Tuesday evening. The actors were excellent and had the entire room engaged and involved in the murder mystery. The food (buffet) was ok..nothing fancy or extra. The did offer an open bar. Everyone had a beautiful view of the river as we sailed along during dinner and the show. When the... More 

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Central NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My advice -- skip the dinner (uninspired buffet, not vegetarian-friendly), skip the murder mystery (horrible sound system; can't see the actors during key exposition) -- and just find a twilight/evening cruise on the Henrietta. The final few minutes of the trip that we spent outside on the deck watching the river roll by were by far the most enjoyable time... More 

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Chippewa Falls, WI
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Loved the river boat cruise. Very informative. Learned a lot about the Cape Fear River & it's landmarks. The cruise takes you right by the Battleship North Carolina.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Take the evening ride in the Henrietta to view Wilmington as the sun sets. Good views of the city water front, the port down river and the scenery up river. They have diner cruses as well, but can't comment as I haven't been on one recently. Overall, a worthwhile thing to do if visiting Wilmington.

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Hope Mills, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Booked a Friday night cruise for my boyfriend birthday. It was wonderful.it was during the time in june when it was really hot but a cool evening thunderstorm cooled it down and made it more nice for outside .would do this again in a heartbeat.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This experience was great!! I brought my wedding party here for our rehearsal dinner and everyone had a blast! The Henrietta III had a buffet style dinner, so everyone got to eat what they liked without any hassle. The wait staff and DJ/MC were so friendly and fun. Everyone in my family was up and dancing, even the grandparents! It... More 

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Harmony, North Carolina
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Took the lunch time cruise, but didn't eat. You can buy tickets with or without lunch. There is a snack bar open for chips, crackers and sodas. Staff was very nice and friendly. Ship clean. Enjoyed listening to history that captain was telling. Nice relaxing way to spend a few hours.

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Wilmington, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I've lived in Wilmington for 25 years and have boarded the Henrietta III numerous times. The food is good and scenery excellent. Whether you are a local or tourist, it's worth your time! All Aboard!!!

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This tour was much enjoyed by both the young and senior. Great relaxing, interesting history. Great attraction for the price. Don't miss this boat and you can pick to sit outside or inside in the a/c.

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Additional Information about Henrietta III

Address: Water & Dock Streets, Wilmington, NC
Phone Number: 910 343 1611
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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