Boat captains must master nautical lexicon before sailing the seas to ensure that they can distinguish port, which means left, from starboard, which means launch the vessel into deep space. Count down to a sea launch with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $125 for a two-hour guided boat tour to Rockfish Creek for up to 10 people (up to a $250 value)
- $179 for a four-hour guided boat tour to William O. Huske lock and dam for up to 10 people (up to a $400 value)<p>
Each tour is BYOB, and passengers can bring their own meals and snacks. The William O. Huske lock and dam tour also includes a stop with a picnic area, restrooms, and grassy area that allows guests to stretch their legs or engage in an impromptu gardening session. One Groupon covers up to 10 people.<p>
Cape Fear River Boat Cruises
Licensed U.S. Coast Guard Captain Freddie Mims ferries passengers down the historic Cape Fear River on guided boat cruises, during which tour-goers learn about the river's history while taking in scenic views of the region. Mims and his staff of licensed captains pilot small, flat-bottomed riverboats equipped with canopy covers to provide shelter from rain, the heat of the sun, and cannonballing waterfowl with poor aim. As they navigate long, winding stretches of the waterway, boats pass under old stone bridges before coming to old locks and river dams. Cruises range from brief excursions to Rockfish Creek to longer voyages as far downriver as Wilmington.