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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 36 Activities in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Wilmington Water Tours is a 46' catamaran which accomodates up to 49 passengers. Daily Cruise & Private Charters. Eco/History, Sunset,Live Music,... more » 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. « less
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New York, NY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

What a fabulous foray into river cruising this turned out to be! Captain Doug and his crew were incredibly informative and made us feel like family. And the boat itself - which boasts not a bad seat - was simply spotless. The pampering breeze and ice cold beer proved the perfect prescription for an August afternoon! We can't wait to... More

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Mt airy
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The trip was great. We did the blackwater tour. The boat is clean the staff was nice. The boat has a spacious bathroom. They answer all your questions. The drinks are a little expensive but is to be expected. I must say they are good. We went on a hot day so the strawberry ice cold drink was refreshing. The... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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41 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I was traveling with my 16 year old daughter and we decided to tour the river. We did both directions - North and South. The tours were great and the guides knowledgeable. If pressed, the North tour is by far the most scenic. Highly recommended

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

Thanks for joining us for our 3 bridge pass...it is by far a great way to see all of Wilmington Riverfront by boat. And the history of this area is truly amazing and we are so happy to share it...We do Civil War cruises, Bird watching Cruises or just a simple Sunset cruise with Live Music....to name a few. So... More

Newport News, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Knowledgeable, friendly staff! Accessible location, near to shopping and restaurants, and there were a lot of inexpensive tour options throughout the day and week!

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My husband and i went to just get away from where we currently were and it was well worth it!! not to mention the scenery!!!!! omg will be back again!!!!!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Enjoyed this tour with mom and hubby. The crew were great and hospitable. An eye opening experience.

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

Cruising the Cape Fear River is always a great thing to share. Many memories are made on board our boat. We guarantee good times & awesome views. More

Charleston, South Carolina
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

If you are in Wilmington you must take a trip on the river with Wilmington Water Tours, I have been on other tours and this is by far the most interesting. Captain Doug is a great tour guide, he told us lots of things about the river and the history of Wilmington. He is a true 'eco-warrior'. Garland was very... More

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

So happy you enjoyed your time aboard the Wilmington....we strive to make you feel relaxed, comfortable & ready to learn about this might river. Please join us for one of our other cruises, we are sure you would enjoy our Sunset Cruise with Live Music. Thanks for choosing us More

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4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We took a sunset cruise of the river with the Captain and his wife and had a great time. It was fun, relaxing, educational and beautiful. The sunset was beautiful. The crew were friendly and made you feel welcome. I highly recommend it!

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

The Sunsets viewed from the Cape Fear River are truly memorable. We love that we are able to take people out on the water for the sunsets. This gives everyone the opportunity to capture the amazing colors with your camera. These cruises are so relaxing that you don't want it to end. Thanks for cruising with us ! More

Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We've been going to the Riverwalk for the last 10 years but other than a riverboat cruise never took any of the other water tours.the 3 of us totally enjoyed the tour. Our captain was knowledgeable and interesting and we learned a lot of new information regarding the history of the Riverwalk and upcoming changes. The boat was in excellent... More

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

We absolutely love sharing this river with everyone, and letting them know the history & the new history being made here. Our Captain's have a wealth of info & are ready to share it even after they finish their narration. Join us on one of our Sunday Captain's Lazy Day Cruises. This is the day when we do something a... More

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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The Captain was a very informative and personable person. We did the 3 bridges pass so we saw both directions of the tours and that was well worth it.

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

The 3 Bridge Pass is great way to see Wilmington's Historic Riverfront. Our Captains narration is always sprinkled with interesting tidbits about the area. Now you need to join us for a relaxing Sunset cruise with Live Accoustic music, Thurs,Fri or Saturday nights More

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