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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 35 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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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

If you are in Wilmington you must take a trip on the river with Wilmington Water Tours, I have been on other tours and this is by far the most interesting. Captain Doug is a great tour guide, he told us lots of things about the river and the history of Wilmington. He is a true 'eco-warrior'. Garland was very... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We took a sunset cruise of the river with the Captain and his wife and had a great time. It was fun, relaxing, educational and beautiful. The sunset was beautiful. The crew were friendly and made you feel welcome. I highly recommend it!

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

The Sunsets viewed from the Cape Fear River are truly memorable. We love that we are able to take people out on the water for the sunsets. This gives everyone the opportunity to capture the amazing colors with your camera. These cruises are so relaxing that you don't want it to end. Thanks for cruising with us ! More

Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We've been going to the Riverwalk for the last 10 years but other than a riverboat cruise never took any of the other water tours.the 3 of us totally enjoyed the tour. Our captain was knowledgeable and interesting and we learned a lot of new information regarding the history of the Riverwalk and upcoming changes. The boat was in excellent... More

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

We absolutely love sharing this river with everyone, and letting them know the history & the new history being made here. Our Captain's have a wealth of info & are ready to share it even after they finish their narration. Join us on one of our Sunday Captain's Lazy Day Cruises. This is the day when we do something a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The Captain was a very informative and personable person. We did the 3 bridges pass so we saw both directions of the tours and that was well worth it.

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

The 3 Bridge Pass is great way to see Wilmington's Historic Riverfront. Our Captains narration is always sprinkled with interesting tidbits about the area. Now you need to join us for a relaxing Sunset cruise with Live Accoustic music, Thurs,Fri or Saturday nights More

Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My sons (age 4 and 2) attended the Wilmington Water Tours' Pirate School yesterday morning and had a BLAST. It was awesome. Both kids had a great time and we were very pleased with what was included in the 50 minute boat ride. Most of the boat crew were in pirate costumes; boys were told pirate stories and received pirate... More

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

We are so excited about our Pirate School class with Captain NoBeard.....it seems natural to teach young kids about the pirate history on the Cape Fear River, and to let them be a pirate for awhile. We think the most fun was actually hunting down the wayward pirate, shooting him with their pirate water guns and watching him surrender. Thanks... More

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My first cruise was a Wine Tasting Sunset cruise. Gorgeous views that evening and the wine tasting was a nice little addition! There is also a fully stocked bar (cash/credit card), so you can get delicious drinks as well. The captain and crew were fantastic and I enjoyed it! In fact, I enjoyed it so much that I went back... More

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

It is good to hear that sometimes you can't get enough of a good thing. We are so happy that you enjoyed all our cruises, crew & staff. It is so important to us that we are consistent with our relationship with our passengers. You are now a frequent floater & are able to cruise with us on any of... More

Columbus, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Our two families of 4 adults an kids ranging in age from 5 to 15 took the Eagles Island 50-minute cruise on June 16th. We absolutely had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Wendy was a fantastic captain and the information she shared about the area was interesting and even kept the teenagers in our crew engaged. At... More

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

We try to create our cruise to interest all ages & it seems that Capt. Wendy hit the bulls mark.. We are so fortunate that this river gives us so much history to please all. Look forward to having your gang back to explore another area of this river. Thanks so much for cruising with us. More

Goldsboro, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a fabulous way to cool off after a long day touring Market Street. I took a daytime and a starlight cruise with them. Nice boat, friendly staff, nice views (although there is not a lot to see) and quite informative. The only drawback would be that it ended too soon. Thank you for both a wonderful day and... More

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

Always fun on the water...a little narration, cold drinks & cool breezes...thanks you for choosing us as you attraction on the river today More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

We did two of the 1-hour river cruises (6-14-14) and they were so informative and the frozen margueritas were delicious!!

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

We are so happy that you enjoyed the cruise, had a tasty drink & was educated about the history of this area, Please check out our calendar online and come aboard some of our other fun cruises More

austin
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20 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We had a dinner cruise with our friends and had a lovely time. The Capt. was so knowledgeable about where we were and gave interesting info on the river. His wife made sure everyone was taken care of with very good food. They had a bar on board and the only change I'd ask for was better choice of wine.... More

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

Thanks for cruising with us..it is always a pleasure to show everyone what Wilmington is about. And to be able to view it from the river is an extra bonus. Please join us on one of our many special cruises. Just go to our website & check out our calendar. More

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