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Address: Water & Dock Streets, Wilmington, NC
Phone Number: 910 343 1611
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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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Great thing to do with a group or tourist

About 20+ friends and neighbors did a sunset dinner cruise. The food was - not bad, considering - long way from gourmet, but it was a fun time, great camaraderie and music to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
Nancy W
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Leland, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I loved the dinner cruise so much that it became a tradition to spend our anniversary on it every year. We are really going to miss the ship now that it has been sold. This was one of the main tourist attractions that brought us to Wilmington every year.

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Thank GwenShepp
Surf City, North Carolina
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277 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The old boat will be missed as a Landmark- hurry to see it before its too late. For those who started in this area with the trips with Santa Claus down the old river and the delightful warm hot chocolate it will indeed be a memory only. Food was available on certain trips and some trips were totally free with... More 

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1 Thank wecacnna
Asheville, NC
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We signed up for the Murder Mystery hoping for something different and fun. What we got was the B-team from community theater. Dinner buffet was OK and the service was fine.

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Thank gtrumpnc
Leland, North Carolina
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29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

About 20+ friends and neighbors did a sunset dinner cruise. The food was - not bad, considering - long way from gourmet, but it was a fun time, great camaraderie and music to boot! We laughed, ate, drank, sang and enjoyed the scenery along the river. It was a beautiful evening - we lucked out on the weather. Think it... More 

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1 Thank Nancy W
Atlanta, Georgia
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103 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We chartered this boat for a company function. We connected our smart phones for a dj, used their dance floor, and had a good time. The service was great. The view and history was fun. The food was OK. Tips: Get near the speak to hear the history. Bring a rain jacket if it is raining.

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Thank TravelingHolly
Caryville, Tennessee
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102 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

This was a one hour cruise of the harbor. Narration was very interesting and very informative Just wish the cruise was a little longer and could take in more of the area maybe further out of the harbor..

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1 Thank SALLYCAT8166
Mercerville, New Jersey
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Relaxing river cruise with a decent meal. We have done both the live music and murder mystery cruises and enjoyed both

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Thank Don P
Wilmington, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The lunch cruise was disappointing to say the least. The sightseeing was acceptable but the lunch was not. I must say there was sub par hospitality offered from the staff as well. The salad consisted of wilted lettuce with tomatoes and cucumbers. The "house dressing" was nothing more than watered down ranch dressing. The french rolls were the only somewhat... More 

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3 Thank Reba S
Mission Viejo, California
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38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

If you want to see the sites just pay for the cruise itself. The lunch was horrible, and not worth the money. They had all store bought, cold food, and chips ahoy cookies dumped in a basket for dessert!

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2 Thank HoJoCA
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

This was great, for young and old. The food was amazing as well!! There was even time to go up top and enjoy the water. Well worth the cost!

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