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“Riverboat Tour”

Cape Fear Riverboats
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Cape Fear River Cruises Take a 1-Hour Narrated Sightseeing Cruise! Our Captain will teach you all about the Cape Fear River and downtown Wilmington while you sit back and just enjoy the ride and the view. Black River Nature Cruises Take a 4-Hour Relaxing Getaway up to the Black River! Narrated by Coastal Ecologist and author, Andy Woods. You’re sure to see tons of wildlife and ancient trees. This is a photographer’s dream! Private Charters Celebrate your Special Event aboard the Captain Mafffitt, John Knox, or Jacob’s Run! We can accommodate up to 49 guests. Great for business parties, celebrations, and family gatherings. Weekly Murder Mystery Show (seasonal) Join us at The River Grill every Tuesday evening and help to solve the crime! This season’s interactive play is called JUDGE NOT and is full of twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the end! The River Grill New for 2016 is The River Grill. We serve the best riverside burgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, fries, and tasty beverages around! Gift Certificates Make it easy! Give the gift of an hour (or four) on the river. Great for couples, groups, or folks who need a break to refresh their minds.
Georgetown, South Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Riverboat Tour”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

Nice boat, very well maintained. An hour and a half though is a long time to see what would be basically 15 minutes of waterfront in a faster boat. If you just want a relaxing ride and don't care about how much of the river you will be viewing, then this is the trip for you.

Visited September 2013
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London, UK
Level 6 Contributor
558 reviews
178 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
“Relaxing cruise, limited amount to see”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

We went on an hour long sightseeing river cruise on a small boat. The cruise started and ended in downtown Wilmington. We were the only ones on the boat so we effectively had a private cruise. There was narration through most of the cruise that was quite interesting and informative. The most interesting parts of the cruise are around the USS North Carolina battleship and the down-town area. The rest of the cruise is around the port area which is of less interest. However, on a hot summer's day, it was a relaxing way to spend an hour and our children quite enjoyed it.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank RIchard035
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Ebensburg, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Dinner cruise”
Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

Boat was in need of some updating but didn't take away from the overall experience. Had a great BBQ dinner and was all you can eat. Tour was a little over 2hrs long and had great scenic views of Wilmington and the Cape Fear River.

Visited August 2013
3 Thank Mark Y
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Manhasset, New York
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Boat is in need of renovation”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Went on a lunch cruise....the staff was friendly. The boat can use updated renovation it has an old stale smell, outdated dining furniture and curtains, no sanitzer throughout the boat. Lunch they provide is good.

Visited July 2013
Thank D B
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Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Henrietta III Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

Boat boards one half hour before trip. It is handicap accessible and has a crew operated elevator.
We boarded the Henrietta III for an interactive dinner cruise which ended up being pretty good! I wasn't sure what to expect, but was greeted by friendly and energetic captain and cast members who escorted to our already set table so that we could begin to eat our salads if we wanted to. The boat left the dock and the show began! This year's show is a play on Gilligan's island and featured a cast of five. We were given a sheet to keep notes on-yes, people did take notes-and to turn on our guess as to whodunit at the end of the show.
The buffet provided was hot and the food was really good. The show was only OK, however this was the first cruise of the season and I expect It to improve as the season goes on. Also, there weren't very many in attendance on this evening and a bigger crowd would have made for more interaction and more fun.
I especially enjoyed the cruise part of the evening. We saw the battleship from another angle, and the sunset was beautiful.

Visited May 2013
5 Thank Rainann
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