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Captain Charles Robbins' Cape Fear River Adventures

Wilmington, NC, USA
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Pkocz wrote a review Nov 28
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Captain Robbins is a phenomenal guide and wealth of information on the Black River ecosystem! His passion and care for the ancient cypresses and surrounding area made our trip with him a travel highlight we’ll never forget.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Camper18433826534 wrote a review Nov 11
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The Three Sisters - threading your way through narrow channels surrounded by cypress knees higher than your kayak, the ancient and spectacular trees come into view. The only sounds are those of the swamp and the dripping of your paddle. A solemn, beautiful and almost religious place for anyone who loves nature. The all-day trip can be somewhat strenuous, but between Capt. Charles's informative and interesting explanations of the region, the research done on the ancient cypresses, and his own entertaining anecdotes, the time passes all too .quickly. I'm a retired marine biologist and have worked in many beautiful habitats, and this wetland ranks as one of the most spectacular and beautiful I've seen. About the "not sure" responses below - school age kids recommended; trip was magical rather than thrilling; picnic spot a small sandbar surrounded by trees suitable for small group only. Charles may have alternative for larger groups(?)
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Stephan Billod wrote a review Oct 2020
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Captain Charles Robbins takes you through the meanders of the Black River and adjacent swamps to the feet of the old bold cypresses. The organization is simple but extremely efficient and very soon one falls to the slow and steady rythme of the river. The nature is beautiful. It is like a dream. Captain Charles can entertain you with many stories, information and fascinating facts, whether you are an environmentalist to the core or have a simple interest in your surroundings. I highly recommend this tour and the Captain. Also noteworthy, all precautions and special attentions required by Covid-19 are respected and enforced for the safety of all. The 8 hours and 12 miles trip felt like 10 minutes and a quarter mile. It was fantastic!!!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Brian-1961 wrote a review Aug 2020
Palmetto Bay, Florida4 contributions
My wife and I recently went on Captain Charles Robbins' Black River kayak tour and it was an incredible and almost surreal experience. Paddling amongst the ancient bald cypress trees, one of which was documented to be 2,627 years old, was truly amazing. Captain Charles Robbins is a wealth of knowledge that he freely shares with his guests. If you like to kayak and you're visiting or live in the Wilmington, NC area, you must go on this tour. Captain Robbins is the BEST and we give him our highest recommendation!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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april wrote a review Nov 2019
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We enjoyed our day learning about the beautiful black river and the ancient Cyprus trees from Captain Charles. If you get a chance book a trip to kayak with him and visit this remote area of NC .
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Date of experience: November 2019
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