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“beautiful waterway”
Review of Cape Fear River

Cape Fear River
Ranked #15 of 119 things to do in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The most industrialized of all North Carolina's rivers, this water system stretches 200 miles through the heart of the North Carolina piedmont, crossing the coastal plain, and empties into the Atlantic near Southport.
Reviewed January 3, 2012

be sure to take a mini cruise up and down the river and visit the battleship.

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Reviewed January 3, 2012

I caught the most beautiful sunset on the Cape Fear River and hope later to include the photo here. I think I would have enjoyed the riverboat ride, and regret that we didn't do that. The Cape Fear River has an ambiance all its own. Really lovely.

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Reviewed December 19, 2011

We did the Black River tour last year and got a lot of local flavor, insider stories and lots of history. Black River and Cape Fear and other rivers diverge in Wilmington. Spills to the ocean, just south of Wilmington, tidal influence. Battleship dominates Eagle Island area across from downtown.

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Reviewed December 7, 2011

Go visit and you can understand why several films have been made about this river.

Thank RivrSt_
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Reviewed November 28, 2011

Boat is open, so dress accordingly. Just a few too many people on our cruise.

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