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“A Must Every Time We Go To Topsail!”
Review of Belle of Topsail

Belle of Topsail
Westerville, Ohio
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A Must Every Time We Go To Topsail!”
Reviewed June 17, 2011

We discovered the Belle in 2009 and have made it a must do every trip to Topsail since...sometimes twice during "beach" season. The scenery of the Intercoastal Waterway at sunset is georgeous. It was a thrill to see the Swing Bridge operate up close...and for us. We are most times, lucky enough to see a dolphin or two and osprey nesting. The food is good and the drinks tasty and generous. Our 20 something kids love the fun and look forward to the Sunset Cruise every trip. Captain David and First (and last) Mate Sharon are gems...and we love them, too!

Visited June 2011
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Miami, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Pirate Cruise”
Reviewed June 13, 2011

I have cruised The Belle of Topsail many times before.
The Belle of Topsail is a 55 foot replica of an 1880's turn of the century riverboat that cruises the scenic waters of the North Carolina Intracoastal waterway and sounds. A unique experience of Topsail Island, with space to accomodate up to 49 passengers. The Belle is docked at the Beach House Marina just over the swing bridge in Surf City,
They have a new addition. A pirate cruise at which time the pirate ship The Raven attacks The Belle on the waterway. It was fun and exciting and entertaining.Good people,good food and drink and good times. What a great enhancement to an already enjoyable adventure on The Belle.
CALL 910 328-1621 for more info,cruise times and cost.

Visited May 2011
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Chesterfield, VA
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“The best boat ride we have ever been on !!”
Reviewed September 29, 2010

We had an incredible time on the Belle of Topsail! The staff was extremely friendly and went out of there way to make sure that everyone had a great time. There were people of all ages on the cruise and everyone seemed to love it.. We saw one of the most beautiful sunsets ever and lots of dolphins. The food was really good, and we will definitely be doing this every time we go to Topsail Island !

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Hampstead, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“AWESOME! A MUST-DO WHEN IN TOPSAIL!”
Reviewed September 8, 2010

My family and I have been on the Belle several times now and honestly, you cannot come to Topsail and say you've been until you've had this experience. Handsdown the best, from the experienced crew, the Captain makes you feel at ease and is utterly charming; then, the one and only "last-mate", as she's endeared by the Captain (aka. Sharron, the Captain's wife) is loads of fun and has a great chemistry with all of us, God Bless Her. Oh, and let's not forget about "Cookie" the ubercharming and loads of fun and energy bartender/first-mate who's quite the entertainer himself.
You can certainly bet on having a great time and it's so inexpensive and the food is super great.
Did I mention this is all happening while cruising down the beautiful Banks Channel in Topsail at sunset with some grreat music?
You can do this with your whole family and it's been some of the most memorable times we've had together, laughing and playing and just enjoying some of the most beautiful scenery on earth.
Two Thumbs Up!
Thanks for the great times.
Best Wishes,
Josh Worthington and family

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Cary, North Carolina
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Belle is the best”
Reviewed September 7, 2010

The Belle of Topsail offers visitors and residents of Eastern NC a variety of options. There is the Captain's sunset cruise, (if you've never seen the sunset on the water, this is for you). Throughout the summer season, there are Sandbar cruises-so much fun, pirate cruises, all sorts of things. The crew, Captain David, Sharon and Ray are the best hosts and make the event more enjoyable. I go to Surf City frequently and have made the ranks of "Frequent Floater" a good group to be a member of. I've never had a bad experience on the Belle. I will continue to enjoy the Intercoastal waterway aboard the Belle.

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