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Wilmington Water Tours

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Address: 212 S. Water Street, Cape Fear Riverwalk, Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone Number: 910-338-3134
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Description: Wilmington Water Tours is a 46' catamaran which accomodates up to 49...
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.
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Doug and his wife Dianne are fantastic people. They have worked hard to bring a wonderful experience to any and all who take their water tours. They are active in the waterfront... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Leland, North Carolina
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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

My mom, nephew, and I enjoyed this tour. Despite the off and on raining, the tour was an enjoyable way to spend the afternoon. It was just a 50 min ride, but they still served refreshments and snacks on board. I wish we would've seen more wildlife but I know the tour company cannot control that.

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Leland, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Doug and his wife Dianne are fantastic people. They have worked hard to bring a wonderful experience to any and all who take their water tours. They are active in the waterfront redevelopment and Doug always interjects the past, present and future of the areas waterfront and history into his tours.

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High Point, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

My husband, daughter, and I all enjoyed the two hour full moon cruise - even if there was no moon! The captain answered all my daughter's questions, showed her the different instruments, and let her use his binoculars. Everyone was friendly and welcoming. There was live music on our cruise, and they were excellent. Get there early for a good... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

If you want to have a fun and relaxing tour of the Cape Fear River in Wilmington, NC, you've got to give the Wilmington a try. The expert Captains and crew do a fantastic job of showing/explaining the sights and there is even a beverage service on board.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Took the 1 hour tour up the river and really enjoyed. Interesting facts about the river and its history. Very affordable and will go back for the tour toward the shipyard.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We took 1 hour tour north and liked it so much we stayed for another hour to go south. The trip was both informative and relaxing, crew was great, bar well equipped. Very reasonable prices! This is a must do when in Wilmington.

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Always a good choice when in downtown Wilmington. Captain was super knowledgeable. The boat was large and comfortable! Will be back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We took the Cape Fear River cruise provided by Wilmington Water Tours. Our captain, historian, and co-owner of the boat, was Captain Ed, who provided an interesting narrative on the history of the river, touching on such subjects as the volume of the shipping business, pirates, ecology and natural habitat, and blockade runners. This was an enjoyable two hours, during... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We traveled the Cape Fear River with Wilmington water tours several times. We watched the Osprey when they first arrived , as they built their nests, and as the pair watched over the eggs and then young chicks. The guides brought it all to life and made it an adventure each time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great trip down and up the river. The Captain was very knowledgeable about the local area, my parents came with us and were new to the area so they appreciated it. We have lived here a while but still learnt a lot about the area, especially the Eagle Island history which we never know about. Great to see the area... More 

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Additional Information about Wilmington Water Tours

Address: 212 S. Water Street, Cape Fear Riverwalk, Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone Number: 910-338-3134
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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