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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 32 activities in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Starkville, Mississippi
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We purchased a Groupon deal to experience Wilmington Water Tours while visiting the city. We LOVED our experience! Doug and Diane were wonderful hosts of everyone on board and they made the experience so relaxing for everyone. The sunset we saw was beautiful and the entire two hours on board resulted in lots of relaxation and breathtaking views. Highly recommend!

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Burlington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Leisurely trip up river, under the bridge and a view of the port at work, unloading ships. Our Captain was knowledgeable, likable and shared his stories of the river.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

The tour was relaxing, smooth and full of fun facts. Beverages are available for purchase, clean restrooms and comfortable seating for the tour. The guide is always available to answer guests questions. Several tours available - we'll be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

I live in Wilmington but every time I take a cruise with Wilmington Water Tours I appreciate the natural beauty of area all over again. The owner/operators make you feel as if you were invited guests. The atmosphere is very informal and cozy. The captain is extremely knowledgable about botany, Cape Fear history, and the birds and animals along the... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We went up the Northeast branch of the Cape Fear River from downtown Wilmington. The River, as does the Cape Fear River, quickly becomes wild, beautiiful and natural a gem of nature seldom seen by Wilmington visitors or residents by any other means. The boat was very comfortable with side curtains rolled up on a perfect warm day, selling beverages... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We took the river tour up to and through the locks. Beautiful scenery and quiet comfortable as the breeze off the river was great. The operator of the boat was very knowledgable and the staff was wonderful. Well worth the the time and money!!! Lots of fun!!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Took this cruise when family members visited last July. Nice calm ride with a narrative along the way. Crew very friendly, helpful and informative.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

This was a last minute addition to our Wilmington getaway. We were super happy with the tour - we decided to take the round-trip tour - up the river and then down the river. It was relaxing, informative and very fun. The drinks weren't too shabby either! What a nice surprise! We will definitely recommend and return. Thanks!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

This was a short - 50 minute - tour that was packed with historical and environmental information and insights. Inexpensive but really fun

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Living in Maryland and owning a house these past several years in Wilmington where we will end up retiring, we decided to have our wedding celebration on "The Wilmington" this past Sunday. Diane and Doug (the owners), Ashton, Donna, and Eric made our day spectacular! As we worried about every detail, they went above and beyond pleasing us more than... More

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