Wilmington Water Tours

212 S Water St, Wilmington, NC 28401 Directions
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Report | 5 months ago
relax and have a great time.
Report | 5 months ago
We had a wonderful tour, the captain is full of knowledge along with a wry wit! The accommodations are very comfortable, with a spacious bathroom and a full bar and snacks available. Bring a sweater, a camera and binoculars!!!
Report | 5 months ago
We had a delightful twilight boat trip at Wilmington Water Tours. Views of Wilmington, 2014 Best American Riverfront (USA Today), and area were gorgeous by night. The music, singing, and harmonica by Randy McQuay were phenomenal. The boat was immaculate and had a lovely bathroom. The crew was congenial and the captain knowledgeable. We recommend this two hour tour to visitors and locals! We will go again.
Report | 5 months ago
Great tour - saw a bald eagle. Highly recommended.
Report | 6 months ago
it was fun! The captain was very friendly and did a great job narrating. Bring a jacket and money for drinks...dine before or after your trip. We found street parking on friday evening. Enjoy! :)
Report | 6 months ago
Take lots of pictures. Sunset was awesome. We danced the night away. The guitarist although good was very fidgety and we barely got 6 songs out of him. Narrator and staff were wonderful. Attentive and fun ...
Report | 6 months ago
Make sure to eat prior, there Is only trail mix snacks, cheese & crackers. The full bar & music is great so fun to dance & drink. Friendly staff, and always making friends with passengers. Bring camera for great view of sunset on water & some scenery
Report | 6 months ago
we loved the trip - - -relaxing and yet we learned lots about the Cape Fear River!
Report | 6 months ago
They provide cheese, crackers a snack mix Free. Full bar. Good drinks. Reasonably priced
Report | 6 months ago
They allow, and I reco U tote own munchies ( while some provided comp, rather blah/limited ). Starboard side seat is best, esp for sunset and if any rain. Fabulous hosts. Gr8 live music.
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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.

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