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Cape Fear River

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Address: Wilmington, NC
Phone Number: 800-676-0162
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The most industrialized of all North Carolina's rivers, this water system...

The most industrialized of all North Carolina's rivers, this water system stretches 200 miles through the heart of the North Carolina piedmont, crossing the coastal plain, and empties into the Atlantic near Southport.

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From the boat a great view of the river. Great view of the city. The people are so nice. I would go back again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Middlesex, North Carolina
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Middlesex, North Carolina
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From the boat a great view of the river. Great view of the city. The people are so nice. I would go back again.

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Southport, NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An informative narrated tour of the Cape Fear River and Eagles Island. Beautiful weather, good narrator, lots of interesting historical facts.

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Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth seeing and enjoying the view best time early evening to watch sunset great for all ages and if you can walk across it's worth the trip

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Thank Philip P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent the first evening on the River Walk in Wilmington. It is a beautiful walkway on the Cape Fear River. We walked , shopped and took some beautiful pictures. We ate at one of the restaurants on the river front. Then we took an evening cruise on the Cape Fear. It was a great way to spend the evening... More 

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Grand Island, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

A variety of tour groups offer trip on the Cape Fear River. Most of the ones you can fins in a simple internet search will provide a nice trip and background information about the waterway and it's history. The companies offer different boat types and different amenities so the pick the one that you think sounds the most interesting.

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Jenkins
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

I took a boat trip on the Cape Fear River, it was a relaxing trip on the way out. The tour was guided and the sites around cape fear were many. It was the best way to see the water and it's surrounding. There was many industries, warehouses, new and old ships lodged in and around the water. It was... More 

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Asheville, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

This is a picturesque river that has many uses -- shipping, pleasure boating, fishing, and supporting the tourist economy of Wilmington. The river itself is picturesque even though the water is brown. The best way to see it, of course, is from a boat. We found Wilmington Water Tours to be a good option. The full moon cruise was excellent,... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We enjoy strolling along the river. We have watched container ships that travel up and down it. We have taken boat rides on the river, which were quite pleasurable.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Okay, so that was a sort of tongue in cheek title, since comparing rivers isn't like comparing restaurants or hotels. But, seriously, the Cape Fear River from the downtown boardwalk is a lovely river, with pretty views, and is fun and peaceful to travel on by sightseeing boat. The boardwalk is comfortable to walk along, with places to sit and... More 

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Brighton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Lots of commercial traffic. Fishing, both pleasure and commercial. Some freighter traffic. Well marked and safe.

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