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Captain Charles Robbins' Cape Fear River Adventures

Wilmington, NC, USA
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JillKraus wrote a review Jul 2021
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania6 contributions1 helpful vote
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Our family of five embarked upon a most amazing immersive kayak trip guided by Captain Charles Robbins whose expert knowledge of the region and involvement in the preservation and study of the magnificent bald cypress trees provided for a most enlightening excursion. The beauty of these forests takes ones breath away and whether you are a mad tree hugger or simple lover of nature, the peace and tranquility of these waterways will surely inspire as you paddle this space. Wrap your head around the age of these beautiful trees. It is mind blowing! Captain Robbins is an educator at heart and passionate about our Mother Earth. His recounting of regional history, peppered with stories and tales of a local flavor, all added to a special memory for our family. We expertly navigated the breathtaking three sisters old growth stands with his guidance and are forever grateful for finding our way to this experience. The universe was calling. If you are reading this review… do yourself a favor and book a trip with this captain! Thank you CR!!
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Dalia J wrote a review May 2021
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More than an excellent trip and beyond all expectations. There were 10 of us (family and friends) and everyone LOVED it. Three Sisters is such a special and unique place that everyone who loves nature must see it. And it was more than seeing, it was also feeling and listening what these ancient bald cypresses are saying... Cpt. Charles Robbins was wonderful making this trip so memorable. He was very responsive and shared his knowledge and passion through the whole trip. Thank you so much for this experience. Dalia
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Date of experience: May 2021
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lLOcal55 wrote a review May 2021
Columbus, Georgia, United States2 contributions2 helpful votes
Long story short: He told me I could not come up there cause I have not had the COVID-19 vaccines and that I would in danger people! I got in touch with Charles back in January about his services etc.., I asked him when would be a good time in May to enjoy the spring there and we would want to come on one of these days depending on his recommendation, 20th - 25 th . He said he would let me know. He never called me back. So I texted him and told him that we were planning from 19th TIL the 22nd. He never got back with me. I finally called him today and the only thing available was the 25th . But that was impossible for us now , at this time. Why couldn’t he get back with me earlier? He basically made it look like we were wrong for not letting him know .So he said he could let us Five join with another group if it was ok with them. But then , he asked me had I had the COVID-19 vaccine ? I told him no . He asked me what was I thinking about and that I could put everyone in danger and that he could not allow me to come there. So not only is he a guide but he is also a doctor and scientist , but he is not a manager.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Worldsightseer291 wrote a review May 2021
Chapel Hill, North Carolina8 contributions1 helpful vote
Traveling with Capt. Charles Robbins (CR) on the Black River and in the Three Sisters Swamp is an all around AWESOME experience! What a day it was! There were 14 of us kayaking on this glorious late spring/early summer day. The feeling was primordial as we moved deeper into the swamp among the ancient bald cypress and all of their knees. I was awe-struck to be in their presence. CR is an outstanding guide and a fabulous raconteur with myriads of stories about the river, the research, the swamp, local history and almost anything else you can imagine. This was an experience I will never forget -- one that I definitely want to do again!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Marcia H wrote a review May 2021
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This is among the most beautiful and powerful places that I've had the luck to experience. Both the Black River and Three Sisters are enchanted, one peaceful and the other even more still on the day that we went. Of course they're also bursting with life and Captain Robbins is intimately connected to it. I am so happy that we found him - can't imagine having this experience any other way. He is incredibly knowledgeable about the place and its history, environmental justice and conservation issues in the region, and the life that's teaming from the river system, especially the Cypress trees. Paddling around the trees with him is like having a guide straight into the sacred and enchantment, peppered with lots of science. Couldn't recommend more highly.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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