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Sail Wilmington NC

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Address: 221 S Water St, Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone Number: 910 538-8884
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Description: Experienced captain Alan Held guides you on sailing tours, charters and...
Experienced captain Alan Held guides you on sailing tours, charters and lessons on the Cape Fear River. Starting from the Riverwalk in Downtown Wilmington, NC, You will explore the cultural and natural history of the area. A new perspective of the river, downtown and the New Hanover Memorial Bridge make the sunset tour a local favorite tour.
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Captain Aland Kaete are wonderful to sail with! We went out for a sunset cruise and had a perfect evening. We took our son and Capt. Al taught him the basics of sailing and let... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

Captain Aland Kaete are wonderful to sail with! We went out for a sunset cruise and had a perfect evening. We took our son and Capt. Al taught him the basics of sailing and let him do most of the sailing. Kaete and Al were a pleasure to spend time with. They were friendly and easy to talk to. They... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We are locals and just wanted to get a chance to experience sailing thinking we might want a sailboat. It turned out to be one of the best parts of our week of "local vacation things to do". From the time we stepped on the dock until we got off the boat, it was just like joining best friends for... More 

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captalanheld, Owner at Sail Wilmington NC, responded to this review

Well my goodness, Thank you for kind words. We did have a very special evening and some entertaining activity on the river. You just never know what you'll see. Ships, birds, sea creatures and more just seam to pop up here and there. Thanks again, Alan And Kaete More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

My fiance and I went to Wilmington and this was by far our favorite part of the trip! Captain Al and Kaete are so nice and made us feel so welcome on the sailboat. They let us sail the boat and were very knowledgable about the history of Wilmington. They provided snacks for us as well. I wish we could... More 

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captalanheld, Owner at Sail Wilmington NC, responded to this review

It was delightful sailing with you and getting to know both or you. You are at the beginning of an adventurous life and will make the most of all you do. Thanks for sharing your evening with us. Capt. Al and Kaete More 

Sanibel Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We were visiting our daughter in Wilmington for the week. She surprised us with this sailing adventure with Captain Al & his mate Kaete. The weather was great with a light and changing wind. We enjoyed wine & cheese. We all took turns steering the boat and hoisting the sail. We took lots of pictures. The trip was much more... More 

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captalanheld, Owner at Sail Wilmington NC, responded to this review

It sure was a pleasure to share such a special day with your parents who are filled with enthusiasm... Still enjoying life to it's fullest. What a model for us all..never stop doing new things, more adventures... keeps our minds and spirit alive. More 

Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We decided to celebrate our anniversary with a Sunset Cruise. What a nice surprise to be greeted by a "happy anniversary" sign on the boat. Captain Al and First Mate Kaete were very hospitable and accommodating. There was even a little heart "carved" into the hummus. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and my husband was thrilled to be able to try... More 

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captalanheld, Owner at Sail Wilmington NC, responded to this review

Getting out on the water and Sailing on our beautiful river never gets old for us. Glad you liked it. Sail On! We are fortunate to have the Cape Fear River and it's fair breezes so accessible. There are a few boats fishing and a few ships but mostly we have it all to ourselves. How could we be so... More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

Had an amazing time with Captain Al and first mate Kaete! We did the breakfast sail, and it was the highlight of our vacation! Captain Al was a great teacher/ sailing coach! We would recommend this to anyone and everyone looking for a little adventure in Wilmington!

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captalanheld, Owner at Sail Wilmington NC, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you aboard. The Breakfast sail is usually very relaxing as the wind is normally a bit lighter in the morning. I think the conditions were just right to have coffee and bagels while you were able to take the helm and sail the boat like a seasoned sailor. Keep up the fun factor. Alan... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Sail Wilmington is hands down the best adventure/excursion in town! Captain Alan and first mate Kaete are super personable and provide a fantastic, memorable experience. We 100%, wholeheartedly recommend Sail Wilmington!

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captalanheld, Owner at Sail Wilmington NC, responded to this review

Thank you for your recommendation. It is so thoughtful of you to take the partner of your dreams on a sunset sail. We feel privileged to be a part of your evening. And it was a beautiful sky that night. May you have many more. The best to you, Capt. Al and Mate Kaete More 

Lumberton, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

My husband and I celebrated our 2nd year anniversary in Wilmington and decided to do something different. We were not disappointed! Captain Al is a great guy and quite a character and Kate was lovely and pleasant and generously offered cookies and drinks while on our tour. They are very knowledgeable and my husband and I had quite the history... More 

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captalanheld, Owner at Sail Wilmington NC, responded to this review

What a thoughtful idea to drive into town and go Sailing on your special day. Thanks for coming with us. I have to tell you that we have just as much enjoyment being with you... And watching you learn and your enthusiasm for the sport of sailing. May the wind be at your back, Alan and Kaete More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

My wife and I went to Wilmington for our honeymoon and had an amazing time with Captain Al on board the Jammin'. They were extremely accommodating for our schedule and easy to work with. We had a great time from start to finish. Highly recommended for anyone remotely interesting in sailing (it was our first time) or just looking to... More 

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captalanheld, Owner at Sail Wilmington NC, responded to this review

Dear newly weds, You are off to a great start. I admire your spirit of adventure. There was a SW breeze of 17 kts with overcast skies according to my log. And you still loved it. Your not just fair weather sailors. I predict you will weather many storms. And live happily ever after. Fondly, Alan and Kaete More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Yesterday, my husband and I went on the Cape Fear River with another couple, and we all had the most amazing time. The weather was a bit temperamental, and made for some choppy waters, but Capt. Alan was a true professional, who went over safety measures prior to our departure from the port, and made it a fun, safe and... More 

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captalanheld, Owner at Sail Wilmington NC, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We did have a real sailors day with a good breeze. Everyone did a good job at the wheel steering the boat. It is a pleasure to see skippers improve after just a short period. It makes our day to see such enthusiasm. Cheers, Kaete and Capt. Al More 

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Additional Information about Sail Wilmington NC

Address: Address: 221 S Water St, Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone Number: 910 538-8884
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington

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