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“Awesome time- live here a good while and had no idea of the beauty”

Wilmington Water Tours
Ranked #3 of 43 Tours in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Wilmington Water Tours is a 46' catamaran which accommodates up to 49 passengers. We offer daily cruises as well as private charters. Our daily cruises include but not limited to: Eco/History tours, Sunset Cruises with Live Music, Birding tours, Holiday Tours and all on the Cape Fear River and its nearby waterways. Our full schedule is listed on our website, call us or book online!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed October 15, 2010

We took an evening/sunset cruise up the Cape Fear River. Once you get out of downtown you pass a somewhat industrial area but then get into undisturbed nature. There was a pair of river otters playing and it was nice, peaceful, and relaxing. The captain and crew was nice and knowledgeable and the boat had a well stocked bar for a cocktail or two.

3  Thank TravelinLight2
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Reviewed September 1, 2010

My husband and I recently enjoyed a morning on the Cape Fear River with Capt. Doug Springer. His boat, the Wilmington Fast Cat, is a comfortable power catamaran, complete with covered seats, bathroom, and bar, equipped with food and drink. On this trip we went up the N.E. Cape Fear, passing first commercial, then industrial, to reach an area untouched by development. We were amazed at how wide, beautiful, and peaceful the river was. The only other people we saw were some crab fishermen, checking their pots. Capt. Springer is a warm and welcoming host, very knowledgeable in the history and ecology of the river. (His other job is as the Cape Fear River Keeper.) He pointed out osprey nests, kingfishers, and the sites of colonial plantations - even sharing some pre-colonial lore. We were delighted with the entire trip (a little over 2 hours), and would recommend it to anyone visiting Wilmington. We are locals, but had never seen this part of the river. What a treat! We plan to return for some of his other excursions - such as the N. W. Cape Fear, Carolina Beach, and Bald Head Island. Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy natural beauty that can only be seen from the water.

3  Thank NCNummi3
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