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Wilmington Water Tours

212 S. Water Street, Cape Fear Riverwalk, Wilmington, NC 28401
910-338-3134
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Ranked #2 of 38 Activities in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Wilmington Water Tours is a 46' catamaran which accomodates up to 49 passengers. Daily Cruise & Private Charters. Eco/History, Sunset,Live Music,... more » Owner description: Wilmington Water Tours is a 46' catamaran which accomodates up to 49 passengers. Daily Cruise & Private Charters. Eco/History, Sunset,Live Music, Brunch cruises to name a few, all on the Cape Fear River or nearby waterways. Go to our website to view our schedule of cruises. Cruising year round. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Capt. Doug, Diane and first mate do everything possible to make this a great learning experience in a comfortable, low-key setting. The future if the Cape Fear, Brunswick, and Black Rivers is very important to Wilmington and the State of NC - it's great to get out and see the beauty and potential. The boat is extremely comfortable and it's... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We had a great time on the river with Captain Wendy! Enjoyable ride, lots of information about Wilmington and Cape Fear, and Jimmy Buffet music. Loved it!

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Wilmington W, Owner at Wilmington Water Tours, responded to this review

We love to share the history & beauty of this mighty river with as many as we can. Need to keep them affordable so everyone can venture onto one of our cruises . Check out our calendar for our sunset cruises with Live acoustic music More

Wilmington, NC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Great river trip for the price and very informative. Looking forward to the next one up the Black River.

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Wilmington W, Owner at Wilmington Water Tours, responded to this review

For your info ..we are doing the Black River Cruise Sunday Sept. 28th ..that cruise is 4 hours of serenity & beauty. Cap. Doug will narrate you thru this adventure. If you enjoyed our other cruises this is a photographer & nature lovers dream cruise. More

Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My date and I took the sunset tour last night (9/5/14) and had an amazing time. There was live acoustic music (as it was a Friday night) performed by a local artist whose name I didn't catch (hopefully Cptn Doug can reply with his name). The music was great and ranged from Johnny Cash to Bob Dylan to Bob Marley.... More

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Wilmington W, Owner at Wilmington Water Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words and review. Perry Smith was the musician and he is great in so many ways. Not only is he a versatile musician, but he is involved throughout our community. He has a website www.perrysguitar.com and can be reached at 910 5207792. Look forward to seeing you again, Captain Doug More

Raleigh, North Carolina
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I think this water tour has the potential to be very good however some improvements are needed. We reserved a seating on the Saturday evening 2 hour sunset tour. The Captain was very friendly and informative before we began the cruise. We left the dock, went under the bridge, saw some marsh land, the oil tanks and a tanker which... More

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Wilmington W, Owner at Wilmington Water Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for cruising with & for your suggestions on how to improve our cruises. On our Sunset cruise we do not have a set direction to cruise, that particular night it was warm out & by going south towards the port we were able to catch some cool breezes. We do like to show the diverse change in this area... More

New York, NY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

What a fabulous foray into river cruising this turned out to be! Captain Doug and his crew were incredibly informative and made us feel like family. And the boat itself - which boasts not a bad seat - was simply spotless. The pampering breeze and ice cold beer proved the perfect prescription for an August afternoon! We can't wait to... More

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Wilmington W, Owner at Wilmington Water Tours, responded to this review

It is always fun on the Cape Fear River. There is no better way to spend time on the river, cold drink in hand , learning a little bit about this areas history while taking in the sites. Thank you in the compliments regarding the cleanliness of our boat..we take pride in it appearance. Please join us again on one... More

Mt airy
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The trip was great. We did the blackwater tour. The boat is clean the staff was nice. The boat has a spacious bathroom. They answer all your questions. The drinks are a little expensive but is to be expected. I must say they are good. We went on a hot day so the strawberry ice cold drink was refreshing. The... More

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Wilmington W, Owner at Wilmington Water Tours, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed our Black Water Adventure Cruise, it is truly one of our most popular cruises. The interaction with passengers by Captain & crew is what makes our cruises a little different. Because of the size of our boat we can be a bit more personal and learn something from our guests. Starting this month we are doing our... More

Charlotte, North Carolina
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42 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I was traveling with my 16 year old daughter and we decided to tour the river. We did both directions - North and South. The tours were great and the guides knowledgeable. If pressed, the North tour is by far the most scenic. Highly recommended

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Wilmington W, Owner at Wilmington Water Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us for our 3 bridge pass...it is by far a great way to see all of Wilmington Riverfront by boat. And the history of this area is truly amazing and we are so happy to share it...We do Civil War cruises, Bird watching Cruises or just a simple Sunset cruise with Live Music....to name a few. So... More

Newport News, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Knowledgeable, friendly staff! Accessible location, near to shopping and restaurants, and there were a lot of inexpensive tour options throughout the day and week!

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Wilmington W, Owner at Wilmington Water Tours, responded to this review

Not sure what cruise you took with us, but very happy you enjoyed your time with us, We strive to keep our cruises affordable & interesting. Please check out our calendar to try one of our many other cruises More

Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My husband and i went to just get away from where we currently were and it was well worth it!! not to mention the scenery!!!!! omg will be back again!!!!!

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Mary D, Owner at Wilmington Water Tours, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your short respite with us. We are so happy to share the Cape Fear River with all...it has many facets to learn about, besides the undeniable beauty it is also has an impressive history. Look forward to seeing you on board again. More

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