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“great adventure” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Henrietta III

Henrietta III
Water & Dock Streets, Wilmington, NC
910 343 1611
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Ranked #21 of 32 Attractions in Wilmington
Type: Ships, Landmarks
Activities: Dining, Watching sunrise/sunset
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Owner description: Cruise the Cape Fear River in style on this elegant riverboat that offers narrated sightseeing tours, lunch and dinner cruises and romantic moonlight trips.
Bloomingburg, New York
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“great adventure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

clean, great food and service. we spoke with the capitan for about 20 mins. on the upper deck. very knowlagable about the area. fun trip !!!!

Visited August 2012
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Virginia Beach
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“Needs major updating”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012 via mobile

Took the tour while in town for the day. Boarding was to be at 2pm for 2:30pm departure. The lady at the booth let us know that if they didn't sell enough tickets, it would be cancelled and we'd be put in the smaller boat and refunded the difference. I should've taken that as a warning. We boarded past 2:30pm and the tour was not what I expected. They talked briefly about the history along the riverbed, a bit about the houses, mills and carrier, about the tugboats and big cargo ship. I was over it after the first 15 minutes of the 1.5 hr tour. It was hot that day so we tried to cool off in the dining room which smelled old & musky. I personally didn't enjoy it but my 7 year old son liked that we got to ride on a riverboat. It has lots of potential if they could restore or renovate it, add more about the Wilmington history and maybe offer more areas to cool off. In hindsight, we should have just taken the little boat tour for $5 and saved some cash.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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“Mystery Dinner Cruise”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

We went on the Mystery Dinner Cruise down the Cape Fear River. Nice views and the entertainment was decent.

Visited August 2012
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Washington
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“Beautiful Way to See Wilmington NC and the Cape Fear River”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

We took the 90 minute sight seeing cruise at 2:30 pm. Cost is $17 pp. This boat has 3 levels. The 2nd level is fully air conditioned, a must on a very hot summer day. The upper level provides a great view to the river and has a nice breeze.

The most scenic part is leaving the dock for a nice view to historic Wilmington downtown. Once down further, the view turns into refinery, dock work, and cargo activities. A nice way to see the area on your visit. We had a great time.

Visited August 2012
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Southern Pines, North Carolina
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“Paddleboat tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

What a great way to learn the history of Wilmington and soak up the sun while cruising down the Cape Fear River. Very enjoyable and relaxing. Would definitely do this again on my next visit.

Visited July 2012
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