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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 43 Activities in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
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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.
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CALABASH
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

There are several boat tours up here. This one is about 1 hr long, takes you up a few branches of the river and gives you a nice historic background of the area. Great just before going to some of the superb restaurants along the river!

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

Our 50 mn narrated cruises seem to fit perfect into todays busy schedules, and then if 1 isn't enough you can stay on board and go the opposite direction on the next cruise, for an additional $7 More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Second time taking a cruise and it was wonderful. Great views of the River and Great Friendly Staff who are passionate about the River and its environs.

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

One of the great things about our boat is our size...we are more intimate and get to know our passengers a bit more...All of us here at Wilmington Water Tours take great pride in our business and having the opportunity to share this river with al who come aboard. More

Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

As part of our 12th anniversary celebration, my husband and I went on a delightful twilight boat cruise at Wilmington Water Tours. We delighted in the views, live music, congenial staff, and lovely boat. Views of Wilmington, 2014 Best American Riverfront (USA Today), and area were gorgeous by night. The music, singing, and harmonica by Randy McQuay were phenomenal and... More

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

We thoroughly enjoy what we are doing on our boat. WE are delighted when we surpass our passengers expectations regarding our cruises. It is a combined effort of great views, amazing & comfortable boat and extremely talented musicians from Wilmington. After daylight savings time (Nov. 2) we start our River Club on Friday nights. Please go to our website to... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the Twilight Cruise. The crew was friendly and made sure we enjoyed ourselves. The live music was very good and the view of the city at night was beautiful. We will definitely do this again when we come back.

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

We are fortunate to have a great variety of local musicians who showcase their talent on board our boat. In the off season we continue to feature local musicians on Friday Nights. But the twist to this is we keep the boat at the dock, so you can come & go as you like. If you are in the area... More

Raleigh, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We went on a sunset cruise during the summer. Three adults and two kids. Everyone had a blast! The boat was packed with a wedding party, but we still had a great time. Music was wonderful. Fruit and snack mix was provided (which the kids loved). Full bar (which the adults loved). Great way to wrap up a beach trip!

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

Thanks so much for the nice review.......We think that one of the best things about our boat is the size which means that it is more of a personal adventure....It is always fun with a good mix of people on the boat....great sunsets, tasty nibbles & full bar. Please check out our calendar for future cruises when you are back... More

Naples
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We took a tour by boat on of the river. It was so much fun and very informative. A lot of interesting information and how things have changed on the river. The guide was also funny and everyone was having fun and learning the river history. It was a beautiful day and perfect way to learn history that wasn't boring.

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

What a wonderful thing it is to learn some history of the area while enjoying the cruise. One of the best things about our boat is that we can only accommodate 49 passengers, which makes it more of an intimate time on board, giving everyone a chance to move around and talk to Captain & crew. Please check out our... More

Harrison Township, Michigan, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

I was visiting Wilmington for a long weekend and had booked a tour for the day I arrived. I had such a good time that my last day in town I went on one last tour. Great staff and you learn quite a bit!

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

We are so happy that you were pleased with your experience aboard the Wilmington.... We are fortunate to have had so many great encounters with visitors from throughout the country. We work hard at making each cruise an adventure, whether it i a narrated cruise or just a relaxing sunset cruise with Live Music, we can guarantee that it will... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I chartered a cruise for the Wilmington Newcomers Club and Wow what a day it turned out to be! Actually, the whole experience from booking the cruise to going on the cruise was a wonderful experience. First, it was seamless for my guests to make reservations. Secondly, Diane provided us with directions and parking instructions. Thirdly, Captain Doug was so... More

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

Customizing group tours to fit your needs is one of our specialties. We enjoyed having the Wilmington Newcomers Club on board for a fun filled afternoon cruise. Thank you so much for choosing Wilmington Water Tours for your group event! Our kind regards,Captain Doug, Diane, and Crew. More

Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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63 attraction reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

As many reviews that have been written by me on TA, "excellent" is always saved for something exceptional. With so many surveys always trying to get us to check that rating, I am reluctant in 99.9% of the cases. Not so with this tour, not so at all. From the very first to the end, the professional and friendly service... More

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

Thank You for the outstanding review... We take pride in our boat and strive to surpass all expectations a passenger might have of our cruise. We think of Wilmington Water Tours as our extended family and love doing what we do. To be able to share this great river with all is very satisfying . So thank you again, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 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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Wilmington W, Owner at Wilmington Water Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review for us. We are thrilled you enjoyed the cruise to the Black River as much as we did! More

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