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Sail Wilmington NC

221 S Water St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4451
+1 910-538-8884
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Captain Alan went ABOVE and BEYOND to make it special for me and my girl.

I was floored at how much Captain Alan and Kate did to make our romantic couples' evening special... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2015
Robert B
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Charlotte, North Carolina
So much fun!!

We visited Wilmington for the 3rd time last October and decided to go on a sailing tour! We had a... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2015
Meshea T
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Experienced captain Alan Held guides you on sailing tours, charters and lessons on the Cape Fear River. Starting from the Riverwalk in Downtown Wilmington, NC, You will explore the cultural and natural history of the area. A new perspective of the river, downtown and the New Hanover Memorial Bridge make the sunset tour a local favorite tour.
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15 Jul 2016
“Wonderful relaxing sail”
10 Jul 2016
“What an AMAZING time!”
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221 S Water St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4451
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Reviewed 11 September 2015

I was floored at how much Captain Alan and Kate did to make our romantic couples' evening special. I don't want to spoil the surprise, but I'm telling you, if you are looking for a getaway sail tour, go for the sunset special. It's absolutely...More

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captalanheld, Owner at Sail Wilmington NC, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2015

Well hats off to you- Happy Couple. Thanks for the message. Really, we just loved being with you Love birds, it makes us feel young. Keep up the joyful spirit, Alan and Kaete

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Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

We visited Wilmington for the 3rd time last October and decided to go on a sailing tour! We had a great time. Captain Alan & First Mate Kate were very hospitable and let my husband sail much of the trip! They were knowledgable of many...More

Thank Meshea T
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captalanheld, Owner at Sail Wilmington NC, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2015

Thanks for sailing with us. It is a pleasure to have a helmsman like your husband just take charge and enjoy the feel of the boat gliding on the waves. I liked watching him master the wheel as much as sailing the boat myself. Capt....More

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Reviewed 4 August 2015

We enjoyed a breezy morning sail on the Cape Fear River on July 11, 2015. Both the skipper Al and his first mate Kate were friendly and knowledgeable about local history and nautical points of interest. My elderly father and my daughter had lots of...More

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captalanheld, Owner at Sail Wilmington NC, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2015

We do love having families sail with us. Working the boat together, well it's not work. It is doing an activity together. There is nothing better in my book. Thanks for sharing your family. Alan And Kaete

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Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

We had an amazing time with Captain Al and 1st mate Kate on the 4th of July! Captain Al gave my son (12) a sailing lesson - his first lesson on a large boat. He was great with the kids and we adults had a...More

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captalanheld, Owner at Sail Wilmington NC, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2015

It was a special day for a special family. Who knows maybe one of you will continue sailing. It has been a life long passion of mine. And I have no regrets. Happy sailing to you, Capt. Alan

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Reviewed 23 June 2015

Captain Aland Kaete are wonderful to sail with! We went out for a sunset cruise and had a perfect evening. We took our son and Capt. Al taught him the basics of sailing and let him do most of the sailing. Kaete and Al were...More

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captalanheld, Owner at Sail Wilmington NC, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2015

Thank you for your comments. We really enjoyed sailing with you and other families. Your son is a good sailor with common sense and will be on top lf anything he puts his mind to. Truly, Kaete and Alan

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Reviewed 13 June 2015

We are locals and just wanted to get a chance to experience sailing thinking we might want a sailboat. It turned out to be one of the best parts of our week of "local vacation things to do". From the time we stepped on the...More

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captalanheld, Owner at Sail Wilmington NC, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2015

Well my goodness, Thank you for kind words. We did have a very special evening and some entertaining activity on the river. You just never know what you'll see. Ships, birds, sea creatures and more just seam to pop up here and there. Thanks again,...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2015

My fiance and I went to Wilmington and this was by far our favorite part of the trip! Captain Al and Kaete are so nice and made us feel so welcome on the sailboat. They let us sail the boat and were very knowledgable about...More

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captalanheld, Owner at Sail Wilmington NC, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2015

It was delightful sailing with you and getting to know both or you. You are at the beginning of an adventurous life and will make the most of all you do. Thanks for sharing your evening with us. Capt. Al and Kaete

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Reviewed 29 May 2015

We were visiting our daughter in Wilmington for the week. She surprised us with this sailing adventure with Captain Al & his mate Kaete. The weather was great with a light and changing wind. We enjoyed wine & cheese. We all took turns steering the...More

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captalanheld, Owner at Sail Wilmington NC, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2015

It sure was a pleasure to share such a special day with your parents who are filled with enthusiasm... Still enjoying life to it's fullest. What a model for us all..never stop doing new things, more adventures... keeps our minds and spirit alive.

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Reviewed 21 May 2015

We decided to celebrate our anniversary with a Sunset Cruise. What a nice surprise to be greeted by a "happy anniversary" sign on the boat. Captain Al and First Mate Kaete were very hospitable and accommodating. There was even a little heart "carved" into the...More

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captalanheld, Owner at Sail Wilmington NC, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2015

Getting out on the water and Sailing on our beautiful river never gets old for us. Glad you liked it. Sail On! We are fortunate to have the Cape Fear River and it's fair breezes so accessible. There are a few boats fishing and a...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2015 via mobile

Had an amazing time with Captain Al and first mate Kaete! We did the breakfast sail, and it was the highlight of our vacation! Captain Al was a great teacher/ sailing coach! We would recommend this to anyone and everyone looking for a little adventure...More

Thank Kristi M
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captalanheld, Owner at Sail Wilmington NC, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2015

It was a pleasure to have you aboard. The Breakfast sail is usually very relaxing as the wind is normally a bit lighter in the morning. I think the conditions were just right to have coffee and bagels while you were able to take the...More

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Response from Conosha W | Reviewed this property |
It would definitely be a little tight. Like a previous reviewer said, perfect for 1 or 2 couples, the boat is not that big. It was an amazing experience, however and you will enjoy!
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