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Wilmington Water Tours

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Address: 212 S. Water Street, Cape Fear Riverwalk, Wilmington, NC 28401
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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A Gorgeous Sunset Cruise

Staff was amazing and friendly. The colors in the sky and the music were both beautiful. Great experience for a night on the river. Would absolutely do this again.

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5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Staff was amazing and friendly. The colors in the sky and the music were both beautiful. Great experience for a night on the river. Would absolutely do this again.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a perfect trip, everything was great! The captain and crew, the river and wildlife, the boat, and even the bloody-mary. Cool breeze on a very hot day... we did the two hour morning cruise.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wilmington Water Tours is the best sunset boat cruise in town. We have done the cruise twice and they deliver friendliness and fun. Captain Doug and his wife Diane are exceptional hosts as they have been providing cruises on the Cape Fear River for the past 7 years. Get on board!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Simple, enjoyable tour that was really informative about the history and modern usage of the river. Also, we had a terrible storm hit just as we were returning and the staff and crew of the boat was wonderful.

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Northport, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved the 2 hour Black Water Cruise. Very informative and relaxing. Our Captain gave a history of the area as well as pointed out various wild life such as the nesting Seahawks.

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wilmington nc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything about the trip was perfect. The captain and crew, the river and the breeze on an otherwise hot day, the boat itself was comfortable, and a nice bloody-mary to boot!... We did the two hour morning cruise and would definitely recommend it.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We are new to the area and decided to take a 1 hour tour so I booked our party for 4pm. Unfortunately, we couldn't make it so I called the tour company at 3:45 and they were so nice and just moved us to the next hour. Tour guide was knowledgeable and the ride was fun. Great rum drinks too!

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed a 50 minute tour on the Cape Fear River that included views of the historic waterfront as well as the area upstream under conservation. The captain / host was informative and pleasant and ensured that everyone has a good time. Highly recommended.

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Bridgeport, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Each year we take the sunset cruise and it's the most relaxing 2 hrs that you will spend in Wilmington. Great music and cold drinks. Beautiful scenery.

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Hartsville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Doug and his staff did a wonderful job. The boat was nice a comfortable. We enjoyed a couple drinks from the well stocked bar while taking in the views and listening to Doug's knowledge of the area. The cost of $10 for the adults and $5 for the children was a real value.

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

Captain Doug's passion for the Cape Fear River is evident in his narration, it is always a great way to spend some time on the river, and having a full bar with cold drinks helps fight the heat. Thanks for cruising with us More 

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