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Wonderful relaxing sail

We love sailing with Alan and Kaete. Everyone got a chance to steer and we had a beautiful... read more

Reviewed July 15, 2016
PGJ28451
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Wilmington, North Carolina
What an AMAZING time!

We sailed with Captain Al on Jammin' for our 2nd Wedding Anniversary. We had an amazing time... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2016
breethemuralgirl
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Houston, Texas
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Jul 15, 2016
“Wonderful relaxing sail”
Jul 10, 2016
“What an AMAZING time!”
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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...more
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221 S Water St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4451
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+1 910-538-8884
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Reviewed July 15, 2016

We love sailing with Alan and Kaete. Everyone got a chance to steer and we had a beautiful afternoon sail. Thank you again for all that you do for River Watch!

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Reviewed July 10, 2016

We sailed with Captain Al on Jammin' for our 2nd Wedding Anniversary. We had an amazing time. Captain Al not only provided a great trip, he taught us in the process, let us sail the boat & be interactive throughout the entire trip. We were...More

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Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Captain Al and his first mate did an amazing job making us feel like family. My 7 year old granddaughter wants to sail every holiday now. We sailed to celebrate my best friends birthday. The sunset under the bridge was breathtaking!

Thank Lisa J
captalanheld, Owner at Sail Wilmington NC, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2016

We loved having you aboard and sharing your special day. Your granddaughter seemed much older than 7. She had some amazing comments and insight. Sailing is in her bones or at least an adventurer. Thanks for coming with us. Capt. Al

Reviewed April 25, 2016

Where oh where do I even begin?? I am so thankful I chose Sail Wilmington as a surprise for the Bachelorette Party I threw for my friend. Captain Alan and his friend were so nice. All of us ladies had the absolute best time. The...More

Thank randa09
captalanheld, Owner at Sail Wilmington NC, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2016

I must say you ladies Know how to live. It is a pleasure to see you all get along so well and have so much fun together. The Bride must be happily on the way. All the best to you. Truly, Capt. Alan

Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

While in Wilmington to scout wedding items with my sister, my daughter and the bride to be, we stayed at the Spring Hill Suites Marriott. From the second we arrive (earlier than check in) the staff were helpful and gracious. Lollipops while you waited for...More

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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!...More

Thank Anneliese D
captalanheld, Owner at Sail Wilmington NC, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2016

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...More

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!

Thank Rebecca c
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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captalanheld, Owner at Sail Wilmington NC, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2016

Thanks for your review. I believe any day on the river is a good day. When you are on the water it is easy to have a different perspective on your surroundings. We never get tired of leaving the dock. Cheers, Alan And Kaete

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!!...More

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captalanheld, Owner at Sail Wilmington NC, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2016

Well thank you. Sailing is a sport and activity that you are never to old to learn. My Dad started at 50. There is so much to absorb and you learn something new every day. Sail on!

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...More

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captalanheld, Owner at Sail Wilmington NC, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2015

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...More

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Response from Conosha W | Reviewed this property |
It would definitely be a little tight. Like a previous reviewer said, perfect for 1 or 2 couples, the boat is not that big. It was an amazing experience, however and you will enjoy!
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