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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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Great price. They offer live music on Thursdays-Saturdays. Beautiful way to see battleship/city/river. Good history. Staff very personable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Concord, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Great price. They offer live music on Thursdays-Saturdays. Beautiful way to see battleship/city/river. Good history. Staff very personable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Learned a lot about the history of the area and the local ecosystem. The captain had a lot of knowledge of the area. Wish he would have talked more! We got to see osprey and their nests. Our 2-hr tour was more like a 1.5 hour tour, wish it was as long as what we had paid for. Especially since... More 

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Leland, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I'm a local resident of 9 years now and took my mother, who is visiting, for a river tour on Tuesday. Everything about the experience was great! Online reservations were a breeze, show up at the Riverwalk and get right on the boat. The entire crew was fantastic, the cool refreshing beverages were a real treat and we learned a... More 

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Wilmington, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I have lived in Wilmington for 24 years, but this was my first run up the Cape Fear River. We took the 4 hour trip to the Black river and I learned all kinds of history that I had not known. The trip was fascinating.

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

Sandra, We are glad you joined us for a cruise to the Black River, home of the oldest documented tree's in the world.. and thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. More 

Dover, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Thank you Captain Wendy for being a great tour guide. I rode up the river (North) and then also road down the river (South). I liked the North ride better just because the scenery was better, but to be honest, it was a very pleasant ride both ways. Nice folks and nice boat and a nice day!! Thank you!

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

Valerie, Thanks for thoughts and review on our Eagles Island Cruises North & South. We agree the cruise north is your best bet for a first time cruiser.. it shows off the downtown historic district, riverwalk and Renaissance Wilmington, then cruises to more nature lovers area to view shipwrecks, and rice plantation, while the southern route heads toward the ocean... More 

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We did the boat tour, early afternoon. It kept the attention of my children and was quite interactive. The captain was informative and very nice. Such a pleasant activity while on vacation.

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

Thank you for your comments on the early afternoon cruise which is 50 minutes... just the right amount of time for kids to come out and enjoy the river! More 

West Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

It was so relaxing to ride along the river, listening to live acoustic music, sipping on rum drinks. The Captain & his wife are such wonderful hosts. You can tell they have a real love for the area and genuinely want to share it with everyone. So much fun. Don't miss it!

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

Charles, We appreciate that you took the time to enjoy a sunset cruise on this magnificent ever changing river. We are so fortunate to have many top notch singer songwriters in our area that enjoy playing our sunset cruises, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed the evening, and hope you'll return again your next trip to Wilmington. Sincerely, Capt.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Diane was very helpful in accommodating our residents. The tour was beautiful. Excellent views, very informative, we loved every minute of it! I encourage others to take this tour!

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

Thank you for your kind review. I thoroughly enjoyed working with you planning for Lake Shore Commons afternoon cruise on the river and hope you'll visit us soon for one of our many other cruises. Sincerely, Diane More 

Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We took a one hour tour in July of 2015. The captain and crew were great and easily accomodated our three generations of family (ages 2-70). The tour boat was in great shape, clean, and pleasant. The staff was attentive, and very knowledgeable about the area. The cocktails were great, and I highly recommend the blended drinks made by hand... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

A group of friends and I enjoyed a sunset cruise with Wilmington Water Tours for Memorial Day weekend, and really enjoyed the experience from start to finish. Customer service was excellent from check-in to sailing. The captain of the ship was very knowledgable on the surrounding areas, including landmarks and wildlife. We also had an acoustic singer on board that... 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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