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Cape Fear River

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Address: Wilmington, NC
Phone Number: +1 800-676-0162
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The most industrialized of all North Carolina's rivers, this water system...

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.

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It's Just The End

The Cape Fear River starts a couple of hundred miles from heare and all of it that I have seen so far is nice. I certaily love sitting in the Wilmington waterfront and watch the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Vaughn G
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cape Fear River starts a couple of hundred miles from heare and all of it that I have seen so far is nice. I certaily love sitting in the Wilmington waterfront and watch the water, but dream of floating and paddling all the way down from its beginning or at least where the Haw river runs inot it .... More 

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Cary, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I could sit for hours at the rivers edge and watch the boats and ships cruise by. There is just something magic about this river. And the sunset are just stunning.

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Kirkintilloch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Cape Fear River is a beautiful place to stroll along the Boardwalk, visit the quaint shops, take a day or evening river cruise, or just sit and relax in the tranquil surroundings. Be sure to get your picture taken with the USS North Carolina in the background. The ship is permanently anchored on the river and tours are available.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The Cape Fear is always changing . In the morning the water can look very very rough. Always at night the water looks like glass. It is very beautiful. Everyone needs to go on aboat ride to have a tour of the river. This is very educational. The Captains can tell you of alot the history . Plese enjoy. I... More 

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Concord, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Why not take a step back and enjoy the water. Relax your mind and soul. This is truly a place to do that.

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Thank dcriscoe
Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Fun to paddle in the river. The shore birds are plentiful. Yes one can see an aligator too. The fishing is great

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Middlesex, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

From the boat a great view of the river. Great view of the city. The people are so nice. I would go back again.

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Southport, NC
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

An informative narrated tour of the Cape Fear River and Eagles Island. Beautiful weather, good narrator, lots of interesting historical facts.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Worth seeing and enjoying the view best time early evening to watch sunset great for all ages and if you can walk across it's worth the trip

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We spent the first evening on the River Walk in Wilmington. It is a beautiful walkway on the Cape Fear River. We walked , shopped and took some beautiful pictures. We ate at one of the restaurants on the river front. Then we took an evening cruise on the Cape Fear. It was a great way to spend the evening... More 

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