Carolina Runner Boat Tours
Carolina Runner Boat Tours
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
The Carolina Runner is a custom-built 40' craft that includes a bar, blue tooth sound sytem, LED party lights, and loading ramp for easy shore access to Masonboro Island, complete modern toilet facilities, and many other amenities for groups up to 40. Join us for one of our daily cruises or book your next private party on the funnest boat at the beach.
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
Meets animal welfare guidelines
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Karen P
1 contribution
Dec 2022
Many thanks to captain Matty and crew of the Carolina Runner for a unique and special afternoon on Banks Channel. The weather was cool for our annual group outing, but with bright sun, our ladies were plenty warm and cozy inside the boat's main cabin with ample seating under the fixed roof with plastic enclosures all around. The bar and banquette areas were especially convenient for drinks and snacks making Carolina Runner the perfect party boat. We utilized the bow seating for swapping gifts and telling stories. Next trip, we may want to add a shore component on Masonboro Island! Thats right... the gang has already requested a repeat party cruse aboard the CR next year.
Written March 4, 2023
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Trevor L
Wrightsville Beach, NC5 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
My wife and I had a great time on the Sunset Brew Cruise! Beautiful scenery and great local beers. The boat is top notch and the Captain and Crew went out of their way to ensure we had an exceptional experience. The sunset in Masonboro Inlet was a highlight. Definitely would do again!
Written October 27, 2020
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Stephanie E
1 contribution
Oct 2020 • Family
Our Carolina Runner Boat tour was fantastic! Despite the cloudy, rainy, windy weather we had an unforgettable experience. I have 3 small children and I was not worried about their safety. We toured a small island and collected many shells. Our captain even knew the many’s of many shells! My kids loved that.

I highly recommend this boat tour. It was spacious and worth the time and money- even on a gloomy day!
Written October 29, 2020
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Jessica L
1 contribution
Oct 2020 • Family
My husband and I took a trip to masonboro island on the Carolina runner with Captain Matty. So beautiful and amazing! The boat is spacious, clean, and the captain is welcoming, and very knowledgeable. He could even name each shell we found by species! Highly recommend!!
Written October 27, 2020
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Brad E
1 contribution
Oct 2020 • Family
We had an awesome time on the Carolina Runner with Captain Matty. We brought the whole family and there was plenty of room for all of us. The captain was fantastic. He knew a ton about the area and could even tell us the names of all the sea shells we had found.
Would highly recommend!
Written October 31, 2020
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Ashley A
1 contribution
Jul 2023 • Family
We loved it so much we did it again! The crew on both trips were amazing! We went to two different islands and stopped and explored both. Our kids were able to swim, play in the sand and collect all the seashells you could imagine! We saw dolphins, crabs, jellyfish and sand dollars. We will definitely do it again when we come back! Just make sure you bring water, sunscreen, wear your swimsuits and any sand toys for the kids.
Written August 30, 2023
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Mary S
3 contributions
Aug 2023
Beautiful sunset! On board entertainment was nice. The scenery on the cruise…consisted of a landfill, oil tankers and cargo ship with containers.
Written August 25, 2023
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PickyTraveler714
87 contributions
Aug 2021
We did three tours on the Carolina Runner -- first the sunset cruise, then the island hopper tour later in the week, and then finally a second sunset cruise because we liked the first one so much.

Just a great experience all the way around. The captain was professional and friendly, and we adored each of the first mates -- young adults of college age, each with a winning personality who really made the guests feel special. The boat is comfortable -- there are seats up front outside for when the weather is amenable, but there's also a covered interior just in case it's necessary. There's also a bathroom on board, which is reassuring.

Beverages were offered (we only got bottled water, so we don't know what the charge was for other beverages). We found other passengers to be friendly and well-mannered (well, 95% of them).

The sunset cruise is especially nice, as the boat offers multiple lovely views of the retiring sun. But we also enjoyed the island hopper, which stopped at a small nearby island where we could climb some sand dunes. On our sunset cruises, clouds covered the sun both times so it wasn't as spectacular as it could have been, but we still had fun. Coming back to dock past the twinkling lights of Wrightsville Beach was quite nice, very relaxing.

Hard to beat being on the water on a comfortable boat, on a pretty evening.
Written August 11, 2021
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Ashaunda M
Baltimore, MD1 contribution
This was a great experience, we went off season so it wasn't crowded at all. Loved money Island and climbing the sand dune. Beautiful views. Rick and Phoebe were our captains and were great!
Written October 10, 2023
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Safari11047231323
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Oct 2023 • Family
Dolphins put on the best show! crew was very nice. Weather was perfect. Would highly recommend this cruise.
Written October 5, 2023
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