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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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A Must-Do for Residents and Visitors!

We went on the sunset cruise tonight and what a wondertul night it was! There were only six people on board incuding our party of four. We packed a cooler of snacks (shrimp... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
mstein2020
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Pittsburgh
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76 reviews 76 reviews
36 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Took the Blackwater Adventure Cruise. There was nothing adventurous about this ride, the web site leads you to believe that you will see quite a few types of wildlife. I understand that nothing is a guarantee but the only thing that we did see was osprey up in their nests. Did not see any plant life as it states on... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We went on the sunset cruise tonight and what a wondertul night it was! There were only six people on board incuding our party of four. We packed a cooler of snacks (shrimp, wings, veggies and dip, sushie rolls and fruit. The boat has a full bar so we could not bring our own drinks. The weather was wonderful and... More 

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

What a fabulous evening it was! Thank you for taking a cruise with us, we enjoyed having you onboard and will look forward to having you on our Black Water Adventure as we explore the Northeast Cape Fear River.. Our sunset cruises typically head west as we chase the sunset from the downtown historic riverfront to the secluded area alongside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

My family and I went on tour and loved it. Fully stocked bar and plenty of options for younger kids too, like smoothies. Interesting tour guide as well. I would do it again.

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

Matt, Thank you for bringing your family onboard. We strive to meet the needs of our customers. We offer 6-8 different smoothies drinks for kids and adults! They are a great way to quench your thirst while enjoying the scenery and breezes our cruises offer. We hope you will return soon. Best Regards, Wilmington Water Tours Crew More 

Pilot Point, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

A Wilmington Water Tour is a must-do for all of our visitors, and, frankly, we enjoy it just as much as our company does--each and every time. Captain Doug provides a highly informative narrative of the tour and you relax, sit back, and watch the city and the scenery go by. There are a variety of tours with differing lengths,... More 

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

Thank you for continuing to cruise with us! As you know we don't consider ourselves a tourist base business, we are community oriented and enjoy showing off this amazing city of WIlmington we call home, along the way we have fun with history, eco science, and enjoying the majestic Cape Fear River... Hope to see you again soon... More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
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78 reviews 78 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We have taken this tour several times. If you have the option, make sure you go UP river. The cruise up river is much more scenic than heading south toward the port. We've done both. The crew does a wonderful job educating you on the Cape Fear River, pointing out everything worth seeing. It is inexpensive and easy. We highly... More 

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

Thank you for writing your review. Our trips "up river" is what we call Eagles Island North which typically runs on the even hours, 12,2,4pm. We will introduces you to the historic river front as well as the north end which is experiencing wonderful growth including a world class marina, 1600 seat Performing Arts Center and much more. You will... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We had a wonderful time love the boat ride drinks and info. Very pretty place to visit. We took a lot of pics and had great drinks we will visit again very soon.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The SIMS (Seniors In Motion) group from St. Marks Church took a cruise up the Upper Cape Fear River. There were 42 of us and I must say that everyone I spoke to had a fabulous time. Captain Doug and Diane were more than cordial and their crew was equally as nice. The food was amazing and the Rum Punch... More 

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

Thank you kindly for the excellent review. Customizing your cruise was our pleasure! What can be more fun than spending a half a day cruising the majestic Cape Fear River with your favorite friends... we enjoyed meeting everyone and look forward to having your group back for a repeat performance! Capt. Doug, Diane & Crew More 

Fairmont, West Virginia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

My husband and I loved the tour. The boat was very comfortable. Our captain knew a lot of the history and was able to answer all our questions. Make this tour a part of your visit to Wilmington! We will go again.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience on the "Wilmington". When we designed this boat comfort and safety were at the top of our list. Whether you are relaxing on the custom cushioned bench seats, sitting on the stools on the bow catching a breeze while sipping one of our signature drinks or taking... More 

Broad Run, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

It was such a joy to meet Diane and her husband and to get the opportunity to ride on the boat! My husband and I brought our two kids (ages 6 and 2) on the drumming on the river cruise and we all unanimously agreed that it was our favorite activity we did while we were in Wilmington. The staff... More 

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

It was our pleasure having you and your family onboard for our "Sunday Fun Day" Drumming on the River. This was one of many unique cruises we offer on Sunday. We hope you will stop by your next time in town! Diane More 

Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I have done this cruise maybe 10 times over the last few years and never get tired of it! It's different every time and during the different times of the year. Today was maybe the best yet! We spotted 2 Bald Eagles, Osprey, and alligators and snakes among other birds. The water was so reflective it was amazing! This is... More 

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

We are so glad you enjoyed your boat ride! Thank you for taking the time to write an excellent review! Hurry back to see us.. More 

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