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Wilmington Water Tours

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Address: 212 S Water St, Cape Fear Riverwalk, Wilmington, NC 28401-3983
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+1 910-338-3134
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Wilmington Water Tours is a 46' catamaran which accomodates up to 49...

Wilmington Water Tours is a 46' catamaran which accomodates up to 49 passengers. Daily Cruise & Private Charters. Eco/History, Sunset,Live Music, Brunch cruises to name a few, all on the Cape Fear River or nearby waterways. Go to our website to view our schedule of cruises. Cruising year round.

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Checking out area for relocation possibilities.

Searching out the area to see if we would like to Relocate there, so happen it was cold during visit two days, and I wasn't prepared.

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Kennetha W
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Glen Allen, Virginia
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Glen Allen, Virginia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Searching out the area to see if we would like to Relocate there, so happen it was cold during visit two days, and I wasn't prepared.

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Thank Kennetha W
Wilmington W, Owner at Wilmington Water Tours, responded to this review

Sounds like on one of our unusually cold days you found our boat well heated and maybe even enjoyed a hot chocolate or a warm adult beverage! Glad you enjoyed the cruise... I can guarantee that if you decide to relocate hear you won't be sorry... Best of luck! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Diane More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice ride on boat. And learning about the cape fear. Will go back again soon to do the southern trip down the cape fear.

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Thank lebro1
Wilmington W, Owner at Wilmington Water Tours, responded to this review

Glad to know you enjoyed our Eagles Island Cruise North! Our Eagles Island Cruise South will take you through time as you learn the maritime history while we head to the State Ports. We will look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I went on one of the water tours and had a very fun time. Everyone that worked there made my daughter feel very special. Let her stand at the front as we were cruising and made her a super special drink when she got thirsty. Really excellent customer service. The actual tour was nice with plenty of... More 

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Wilmington W, Owner at Wilmington Water Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We hope you'll consider joining us on another of our many cruises! More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recently treated to a amazing and well narrated trip on the river from River Bluffs to Castle Hayne and back with Captain Doug and his wife Diane. It was exciting, informative and fun for all on board. Doug has done a wonderful job expanding his knowledge of the area and Diane is delightful and knowledgeable as well. The... More 

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Wilmington W, Owner at Wilmington Water Tours, responded to this review

We are so fortunate to have such an amazing black water river system here in our own backyard! Private Charters with a group of friends is a great way to cruise area's of the river outside our normal daily cruises. The Northeast Cape Fear with all its untouched natural beauty make a lovely day cruise. Thank you for taking the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Love it had a great time and wonderful information about the river I didn't know!!!! You can see a lot!!

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Wilmington W, Owner at Wilmington Water Tours, responded to this review

Thank for joining us on such a beautiful winter afternoon! We are glad to know you had a wonderful time on the Cape Fear River! More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We have taken many of river tours each year and continue to back. Doug is a wonderful captain and wealth of information and makes every tour informative and fun.

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Wilmington W, Owner at Wilmington Water Tours, responded to this review

Captain Doug is knowledgeable and passionate about the history & ecology of the lower Cape Fear River, which he enjoys sharing with others. We appreciate your patronage! It's people like you that help us to be successful in our journey and mission to introduce folks to this magical region. Thank you for your review! Best, Diane More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

A short, but informative tour on the lovely River Cape Fear was perfect for a family outing on a sunny, warm autumn day.

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Thank Jack7_13
Wilmington W, Owner at Wilmington Water Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking our 50 minute Eagles Island Cruise. These cruises are but an introduction to the majestic Cape Fear River and the local surroundings. We offer many other cruises ranging from 50 minutes to all day, from educational, to relaxing with a cocktail in hand just enjoying the views... So if you have the time we have the... More 

Castle Hayne, United States
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Though not the operator's fault, he should have been more upfront with the lack of holiday lights this year. The tour covers same water area as the regular daily tour, is the same length and yet was double the price. The entertainment was outstanding though and made up for the lack of holiday lights seen during the Holiday Lights Tour.

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Wilmington W, Owner at Wilmington Water Tours, responded to this review

We appreciate your review. We can't apologize enough for your disappointment and less lights from the city than last year, coupled with electrical outages on 2 blocks of the riverwalk one weekend. The Holiday Lights Cruise has live local musicians and the cruise time is 1-1/2 hours vs our daily 50 minute cruise. Wilmington has a wealth of talented musicians,... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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11 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Captain Ed does a fantastic job of narrating the tour and providing lots of history about the area as well as how the city has changed in just the last 20 years. Kids have fun too with details on shipwrecks.

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Wilmington W, Owner at Wilmington Water Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us on one of our Eagles Island Cruises with Captain Ed! Our fully enclosed motor catamaran is an awesome way to enjoy a cruise on the Cape Fear River Historic Downtown River Front! We appreciate you bringing the kids along, and for taking the time to write a review! Hope you'll consider one of our many... More 

Raleigh
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Great Hospitality and the View was AWESOME! The holiday lights along the river was simply breathtaking and the talented musician sang beautifully! This was a wonderful surprise event! Kudos to the staff!

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Mary D, Owner at Wilmington Water Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time during the holidays, to write this review for us...it is greatly appreciated. With the glimmer of the lights & the music on the boat surely makes it a night to remember. I hope this is the beginning of a new family tradition. More 

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