Two-Hour Sunset Cruise or Blackwater Adventure Boat Tour for Two or Four from Wilmington Water Tours (Up to 55% Off)

Downtown Wilmington

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In a Nutshell

Explore the history and waters of the Cape Fear River or watch Wilmington's skyline at sunset with drinks

The Fine Print

Expires 150 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Must be 18 or older. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather conditions. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Sailors learn to be experts at knot tying, from securing the vessel with a tight anchor hitch to securing the captain after he succumbs to madness and tries to eat his own hook hand. This Groupon is a mutinous bounty.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $33 for a two-hour Sunset Cruise or Blackwater Adventure boat tour for two (a $66 value)
  • $59 for a two-hour Sunset Cruise or Blackwater Adventure boat tour for four (a $132 value)

The captain hauls up to 49 guests away from the bustle of town and out into quiet waters in a wake-cancelling catamaran, the Wilmington, during the Sunset Cruise. The ship's built-in sound system plays quiet music, while its soft lighting casts minimal reflection onto the cabin's windows. Guests can drink and snack on food, or simply take in the sights and enjoy cool evening breezes.

Alternatively, guests join Captain Doug on his favorite trip to the upper reaches of Cape Fear on the Blackwater Adventure tour. The banks, largely unchanged for more than 400 years, hug the river's curves with dense thickets of cypress, which now conceal the regional history of Native Americas and early colonial settlers. Birds, sea turtles, and other wildlife also lie in wait to pose for a photographer's lens.

Wilmington Water Tours

Wilmington Water Tours' owners decided to fulfill a lifelong dream, bought a boat, and took to the waters. The owners' passion for boating and local history soon garnered attention, and with the help of some friends, they founded Wilmington Water Tours to show off local history and sights.

Today, they own the Wilmington, a wake-canceling catamaran with a fully enclosed, heated cabin capable of seating up to 49 people. Groups board the vessel to explore the waters of Cape Fear. They cruise the coastline, watching the silhouettes of buildings transform into molten-colored spires in the sunset. They can also explore the history, wildlife, and mysterious channels of the Cape Fear River. Sometimes they just absorb the sounds of the state, inviting a musician to play on their Acoustic Spotlight tour as they drift down a river or pull loop-de-loops in the harbor.


Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “nice comfortable cruise with good music and friendly, informative staff.”

  • “Bring your camera - the scenery is fabulous and the staff is wonderful - great experience - Thanks”

  • “Awesome two hours Black river tour! We purchased the Groupon for part of our daughters 12 birthday celebration, weather was perfect. Boat was clean,and in great...”

    “Awesome two hours Black river tour! We purchased the Groupon for part of our daughters 12 birthday celebration, weather was perfect. Boat was clean,and in great condition,crew was friendly made you feel at home. the captain knew his Cape Fear river history, added plus was his great sense of humor and what more could you ask for. this will not be the last time we tour with them again, they have many different type of cruises and we paln on doing them all. ”


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