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Boat Rides

Glen Head, New York
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Boat Rides

Other than the Henreitta, are there any sort of boat rides or boat tours we can go on? Also, I heard that half of Market Street is a really bad section. Is that true? If so, which section?

As Always, thanks.

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1. Re: Boat Rides

There are the Winner boats in Carolina Beach that have different types of excursoions. I'm not aware of any other boat trips in Wilmington besides the Henrietta.

I'm not sure about the reference about the bad part of Market Street. The middle part of Market is a little bit more shady but there isn't really any tourist type activity in that area. It's not an area that I go out of my way to avoid. I don't like the extremely narrow lanes but that's whole different issue.

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2. Re: Boat Rides

I can highly recommend Captain Joe who runs Cape Fear Tours. He runs boats out to Masonboro, birding tours, etc. Check out his website here: www.capefearnaturalist.com/destinations.html

He has smaller boat tours (nothing like the big touristy Henrietta) so know that before you call.

We went with him a number of times this summer. He has tons of knowledge about the area and its flora and fauna. He is an easy-going guy and fun to ride with. His tours, at least in the summer, run off of the Blockade Runner dock, but I think he changes it up in the winter, so call him. We may be down there for Thanksgiving and will likely be calling him too to see what he is running this time of year. A very enjoyable way to spend some time and cheaper than buying your own boat!

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3. Re: Boat Rides

I would say that the areas of Market that are less than desireable are from New Center drive (on Market)to the rest of the way towards downtown. As far as hotels go. Just like any other city, you have to just be alert and aware.

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