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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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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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Amazing Sunset Sail!

My husband and I went on a sunset sail while visiting Wilmington and had such an amazing time! Alan and Kaete were incredibly friendly and hospitable! They made us feel... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2016
Anneliese D
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

My husband and I went on a sunset sail while visiting Wilmington and had such an amazing time! Alan and Kaete were incredibly friendly and hospitable! They made us feel comfortable from the very beginning and let us steer for a lot of the trip! They provided snacks to enjoy and told us a lot of the history of the... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We remember just hanging out with you after our trip. It sure was enjoyable sharing experiences, stories and ideas with you. It gives us hope to know that there are wonderful people like you everywhere in this Country that we love. Hats off to you, Capt. Al and 1st Mate... More 

Willows, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

this place is amazing, the staff is wonderful and it is so clean, Barry the manager is crazy awesome!~I look forward to staying here longer! I recommend this hotel to anyone!

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boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We had a wonderful visit with Sail Wilmington. Alan and Kate were so very nice and had great information to share about the area. We took the sunset cruise, and although the wind was not cooperating we had a wonderful evening.

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

My husband and I did a 2 hour sailboat cruise with Captain Alan and his wife Kaete on Oct. 16th. They were fantastic and taught us how to sail plus helped us learn lots about Wilmington. Really exceeded our expectations and were lots of fun!! A very relaxing experience!! Would recommend them to even our pickiest friends!!

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Leland, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We sailed with Captain Al and Kaete last year. Decided to go again with visiting in laws. Had a really fun day on the river. Learned more about Wilmington and sailing. Captain Al and Kaete make you feel so comfortable and relaxed, like visiting with old friends. Thanks so much for a great day. We will return for our third... More 

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

It was a pleasure to have you back again. We enjoyed your company. Very often our sailors are from out of town but with our boat so close by it is like having your own boat without the bills and maintenance. We are just a phone call away. Thanks for making the call. We look forward to seeing you again!... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

I was floored at how much Captain Alan and Kate did to make our romantic couples' evening special. I don't want to spoil the surprise, but I'm telling you, if you are looking for a getaway sail tour, go for the sunset special. It's absolutely worth it. Their boat is clean, and they know what they're doing. It was a... More 

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

Well hats off to you- Happy Couple. Thanks for the message. Really, we just loved being with you Love birds, it makes us feel young. Keep up the joyful spirit, Alan and Kaete More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

We visited Wilmington for the 3rd time last October and decided to go on a sailing tour! We had a great time. Captain Alan & First Mate Kate were very hospitable and let my husband sail much of the trip! They were knowledgable of many of the places we sailed by which made for an interesting trip! We had an... More 

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

Thanks for sailing with us. It is a pleasure to have a helmsman like your husband just take charge and enjoy the feel of the boat gliding on the waves. I liked watching him master the wheel as much as sailing the boat myself. Capt. Al More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We enjoyed a breezy morning sail on the Cape Fear River on July 11, 2015. Both the skipper Al and his first mate Kate were friendly and knowledgeable about local history and nautical points of interest. My elderly father and my daughter had lots of time behind the wheel, and my daughter also enjoyed handling lines under Al's supervision. We... More 

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

We do love having families sail with us. Working the boat together, well it's not work. It is doing an activity together. There is nothing better in my book. Thanks for sharing your family. Alan And Kaete More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

We had an amazing time with Captain Al and 1st mate Kate on the 4th of July! Captain Al gave my son (12) a sailing lesson - his first lesson on a large boat. He was great with the kids and we adults had a great time as well. Super friendly people and very informative. Nice company for our July... More 

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

It was a special day for a special family. Who knows maybe one of you will continue sailing. It has been a life long passion of mine. And I have no regrets. Happy sailing to you, Capt. Alan More 

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Captain Aland Kaete are wonderful to sail with! We went out for a sunset cruise and had a perfect evening. We took our son and Capt. Al taught him the basics of sailing and let him do most of the sailing. Kaete and Al were a pleasure to spend time with. They were friendly and easy to talk to. They... More 

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

Thank you for your comments. We really enjoyed sailing with you and other families. Your son is a good sailor with common sense and will be on top lf anything he puts his mind to. Truly, Kaete and Alan More 

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