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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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09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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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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Love it had a great time and wonderful information about the river I didn't know!!!! You can see a lot!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Terry D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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Thank Terry D
Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Castle Hayne, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved the 50 minute cruise down the Cape Fear river. It was very informative and relaxing. The tour guides were very friendly.

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

We do take pride in our narration on this cruise. It is only a 50 min cruise, but we strive to give you a quick overview of the area, leaving you to come back & want more. Thanks for joining us More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The time changed from the original booking time and we were never notified of the change until the day of the event when I received a call 10 minutes prior to departure asking if we were going to be arriving soon. If the group had my number to check on our arrival they should have called to let me know... More 

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

My apologies for the gap in communication, our staff was notifying by email or phone calls to make sure everyone new of the time change, sorry you didn't get it, but very glad you made it on board. As for the lack of lights, it is also a disappointment to us, as last year the city & local businesses did... More 

Washington, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent tour but the city needs Christmas lights desperately! There very few to see so rely on the boat ride for the enjoyment.

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

The Christmas lights displayed by the city & the different businesses downtown are always hard to predict. We are glad you enjoyed the cruise & the music aboard. Thanks for taking the time for the review, and hope to see you on board again More 

Oak Island, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This holiday cruise was well-done. From the time we arrived the staff were friendly and eager to make sure the experience was good. Good live music, ample snacks, and a bar added to the low-key, pleasant experience.

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

Great beginnings for your holiday season. Always our pleasure in showing off this mighty river & down town Wilmington. And what better way to do it then cruising the Cape Fear River with live music, while being cozy & comfortable. Thanks for joining us More 

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