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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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Better than we could have imagined!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW 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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3 attraction reviews
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I had a great hands-on, first time experience in sailing with Captain Alan and first mate Kaete. The process was very smooth and interactive in Alan having graciously taken all the time necessary in answering all of my questions leading up to our sail. The sail was a birthday gift for my father whom I had always wanted to one... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your Dad's birthday with us. He is a sportsman and a gentleman. We enjoyed being with your family. And he has a wonderful son. We hope to see you again soon. Remember,you get a discount as frequent sailors. Alan And Kaete More 

Greenville, South Carolina, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

My husband took me to Wilmington for our anniversary and scheduled a sunset cruise on Jammin with Captain Alan and his first mate, Kate. It was wonderful and definitely the highlight of our trip! They had a "Happy Anniversary" sign to welcome us aboard and treated us like we were long time friends! We relaxed with a glass of wine,... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words. It was our pleasure sailing with you that perfect evening. We wish you many happy years together. May your husband have much success and renewed confidence with his job. It's admirable how you assist each other in life challenges. All the best to you. Capt. Al and Kaete More 

Florence, South Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was our first time in Wilmington, NC and we wanted to get out on the water, but really don't enjoy tour boats where you are crushed aboard with dozens of other tourists. Sail Wilmington with Captain Al and First Mate Kaete was the perfect way to get out on the water and have a private, first rate tour in... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words and going sailing with us. Your daughters are not only brilliant but immediately got right in there sailing the boat. We have to give you credit, as parents, for giving them opportunities to learn new things. It was such a privilege to be with your family for a part of your day. Capt. Alan... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Captain Al and first mate Kate were great. We had a great time sailing with them. Despite a slight scheduling mixup which ended up having us share the boat and cost of our sail with a couple of other couples, we had a wonderful time. Having the others on the boat with us was actually quite nice. I got to... More 

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

You were wonderful guests and a very good helmsmen too. The bimini top keeps us mostly dry in those showers. Sometimes the wind even gets better. It is important for sailors to check in a day or 2 ahead for weather, cancellations or change of plans. You were so kind and adaptable. Thanks for sailing with us. Your crew, Kaete... More 

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