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Wilmington Water Tours

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Address: 212 S Water St, Cape Fear Riverwalk, Wilmington, NC 28401-3983
Phone Number: 910-338-3134
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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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Relaxing tour

We had a nice relaxing time on the tour. Captain was very knowledgeable and funny. Our only regret is not going on both the north and south tours, we only did the north.

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5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Sharon Z
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Rolesville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I and our two children, 9 and 6 went on the 50 minute tour headed towards the battleship. It was very easy to book the tour on our phone online in advance. The guide taught us a lot about the area and willing answered the boys' questions. The entire family found it to be relaxing and a... More 

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

Thank you for joining Wilmington Water Tours for our Eagles Island Cruise North, we are glad to know you found our online reservation system easy peasy..Our Captains and Crew are very knowledgele of the area...So glad to know the entire family enjoyed the cruise... We will look forward to your next visit.. Best, Diane More 

Surrey, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The captain was very informative . 50minute tour was very relaxing. It was just a shame we didn't spot any wildlife of birds.

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

Thank you for joining us on our Eagles Island Cruise... It's very difficult to get the wildlife on our payroll, as during the hot summer season there are many places for wildlife to hide from the hot sun!! Hope you enjoyed our covered boat and frozen smoothies as you passed along the historic waterfront... All our Best, the Wilmington Water... More 

Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a nice relaxing time on the tour. Captain was very knowledgeable and funny. Our only regret is not going on both the north and south tours, we only did the north.

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

We very much appreciate you taking the time to write a review! We hope you have the opportunity to join us again on for any one of ourmany cruises... Choosing to take our Eagles Island Cruise North & South we do offer a discount.. Best Regards, Diane More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wife and I did the sunset cruise back in July and were really impressed! It's a very calm and easy-paced boat ride down the Cape Fear River and back. Along the way you will see the downtown Wilmington waterfront, pass under Cape Fear Memorial Bridge, and see plenty of wildlife such as birds and maybe the occasional deer grazing over... More 

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

Thank you so much for joining us on one of our July sunset cruises!! Each cruise is very different, as we have more than 15 musicians that are totaling amazing! As we move through the seasons the river offers magistical changes that are truly remarkable... Thank you for taking the time to write a review.... More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I really enjoyed the peaceful boat ride on the river. It was a little chilly, but none the less very scenic. I heard there was a longer tour that went under the bridge. I will probably try that the next time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We live in Wilmington and we ride with Capt. Doug at least a few times a year. It is a must do when company or family is in town. Very comfortable boat with a good crew, onboard bar, nice restroom, and lots of different types of cruises every week. If you are riding in the afternoon and have 2 hours,... More 

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

Captain Doug's passion for the cape Fear River is hard to beat...If you have the opportunity to hop aboard our Black Water Adventure Cruise (Capt.Doug's Signature Cruise) offered Friday & Saturday mornings we highly recommend it... This 2 hourc uise will take you places few have traveled.... More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fantastic ! Fun, informative, breathtaking views and a pleasant and congenial crew. Couldn't have asked for anything more.

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

Thank you so much for your awesome review... With live local talented musicians, magnificient sunsets... who can beat it?? More 

Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have gone on several rides up the river with WWT. Captain Doug has a wealth of information regarding the history and the geography of our area. The trip is super informative and pleasurable. Customers receive a lot of bang for the buck!

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

Thank you for your patronage!! We can't do what we do without people like you who come back again and again..Your support is truly appreciated, as well as your kind words.. Captain Doug has a love and passion for the Cape Fear River which is quite evident once you step aboard! Looking forward to your next visit with us! More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For $10.00 this is a great little tour. The Cape Fear River is amazing and beautiful. Nice peeps and a full bar😀

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

So glad to hear you enjoyed our Eagles Island Cruise! This 50 minute cruise is such a great introduction to the History, Ecology, and Beauty the Cape Fear River has to offer... with a nice frosty beverage in hand it's hard to beat... Thank you for your review, hope you'll consider coming back for one of our many other tours!... More 

Leland, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent trip, we learned why the Cape Fear River and Wilmington were so important during the Civil War. I would highly recommend this tour to history buffs.

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Mary D, Owner at Wilmington Water Tours, responded to this review

This cruise gives you a first hand birds eye view of where this war actually took place. Dr. Chris Fonvielle makes this war come alive while sharing the history of it. Glad you enjoyed this history packed cruise More 

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