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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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It is hard to know where to start with all of the superlative comments that I could offer about this water tour company, but no doubt the most important thing to emphasize is how... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Charleston, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

It is hard to know where to start with all of the superlative comments that I could offer about this water tour company, but no doubt the most important thing to emphasize is how genuinely hospitable, knowledgeable, and professional is their entire staff. From the ticket office to the boat captain to the tour guides, these folks are truly a... More 

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Montclair, New Jersey
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113 reviews 113 reviews
7 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This boat features a crew of two women who are among the nicest people we've met in North Carolina. Featuring a full bar and comfortable seating, the boat goes along the waterfront and then up a branch of the river and close to the battleship North Carolina. The Captain speaks through an excellent sound system and is easy to hear... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to cruise with us on our Eagles Island Cruise. We enjoy showing off our magnificent riverfront and taking about the local history and ecology of the lower Cape Fear River. Thank you for your kind words. We always try to exceed the expectations of our guest and hope you will visit us again the... More 

Greenville, North Carolina, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Took the 3 bridges tour (approx. 2 hours split into 2 1hour sections). Really Enjoyed it. Staff were very attentive and easy to work with. Boat is handicap accessible and does have a beverage bar. Captain does provide a narrative while giving tours and will answer questions. Staff are knowledgeable about the area and easily approached. I did sign up... More 

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

Thanks for coming on board for our 3 bridges...we started this cruise for those that feel 50 minutes is just not enough time on the water. So by doing this cruise you spend almost 2 hours on board. Sharing this river with you is what makes us happy...this is truly a gem in our backyard and we hope you will... More 

New Jersey
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133 reviews 133 reviews
15 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This was a great 50 minute tour of the Wilmington waterfront. The boat has a full bar and comfortable seating with easy viewing. There is live narration which is clear and informative. The boat is very stable. This is not one of those mega boats that you get lost in. We had personalized service and all of our questions were... More 

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

We are so leased that you enjoyed your short time with us.....our 50 minute cruise is jam packed with interesting info about the many sites you see & some history of the early explorers of this river. We take great pride in trying to surpass your expectations of your time with us. Thanks for choosing us & hope to see... More 

CONCORD
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed this tour very well. Very friendly and knowledgeable captain and first mate. Has two different routes, stay on boat for second tour at discounted price if not booked full.

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

We take pride in ths river and our Captain & Crew....knowledge & passion for this area is evident in their narration, we are so glad you enjoyed it. If you are in the area, we do Sunset Cruises with music & much more. Please check our our calendar on line for upcoming events More 

CALABASH
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
16 helpful votes 16 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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 

Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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 

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