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Address: 212 S. Water Street, Cape Fear Riverwalk, Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone Number: 910-338-3134
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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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Wonderful fun!

I have enjoyed three cruises and would highly recommend this. Each time I go downtown, I always wish I could do it again!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have enjoyed three cruises and would highly recommend this. Each time I go downtown, I always wish I could do it again!

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Took my family on this river tour and learned a lot of history about the area. Our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. And there is a bar on this tour, had a couple Capt N Cokes. Made it that much better. And it's only $10, you can't beat it.

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Leland, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to have an incredibly fun and informative boat ride, this is what you want to do. There are so many different events: live music, food with a full bar, historical lectures, July 4th fireworks and many others. You can even rent the boat for a private affair.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

I saw both the original and the remake movies Cape Fear and figured the river was mostly swamp...NOT SO! Now having enjoyed four different cruises both up and down the Cape Fear River I have a better grasp of the environment, history and wildlife found on the Cape Fear. This boat was built just for the river and is very... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! It sounds like you may have taken advantage of our year round cruise schedule by visiting us on four different cruises, and thank you for doing so! We did build the boat to be both versatile in seating and comfortable for all four seasons. Captain Doug's passion for the lower... More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

I had a wonderful cruise on a gorgeous day down the Cape Fear and Black Rivers. Captain Doug and crew members did an excellent job accomodating all and informing us of the History of Wilmington.

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

Emily, We appreciate you taking the time to cruise with us on one of our longer trips to the Black River. You can't beat a beautiful autumn day to immerse yourself in nature! Thank you for cruising with us. We hope you will consider cruising with us again soon. Wishing you a great Holiday Season... Diane More 

Burlington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

I went with one of my classes at UNCW and enjoyed Wilmington Water Tours more than I thought I would. I have told several of my teammates that we should go on one in the Spring because we could learn more about the Downtown Wilmington area and enjoy a nice ride. I have never been on anything like this before... More 

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

Rachel, How lucky you are to have class time out of the classroom!! A big thankyou to you and your classmates for taking the time to check out Wilmington's Downtown Riverfront and learn a little more about your river. We built our boat with education and fun in mind....We feel they go hand in hand... We will look forward to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

I would recommend this trip for anybody that is looking to explore downtown in a way they haven't before. You'll learn things about Wilmington that you never expected, and it has great views of downtown Wilmington. They are a friendly group of people and will do their best to make your experience a pleasent one.

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

John, Thank you for the lovely review of your cruise tour of Downtown WIlmington. We hope you will consider joining us again on one of our many other cruises. Best Wishes, Diane More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

I joined this tour on an early morning trip one fine Wednesday here in Wilmington. The boat was comfortable and the staff was extremely friendly. Captain Doug is very informative and keeps your attention the whole time.

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

Thank you for beginning your day learning about "your river", the Northeast Cape Fear. We appreciate your kind comments and hope to see you again. Sincerely, Wilmington Water Tours Staff More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We took the Wilmington Water Tour for my class at UNCW and it was really great! The guide was super helpful and it was awesome learning about different parts of Wilmington!

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

We appreciate your class from UNCW taking the time to cruise with Wilmington Water Tours to see up close & personal the learning from your classroom.... What can be better than a day on the water!! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

It was a great morning filled with education in a fun entertaining way! I would recommend this to family's wit young kids who want to add something educational to the vacation!

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

Thanks to you and your family for cruising with us! Our 50 minute tours are perfect amount of time for the "Wee Ones" to see & learn about the lower Cape Fear history & ecology.We look forward to your return visit! ~ Diane~ More 

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