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.
What some people are buzzing about:
“We took the sunset cruise with Captain Doug and his wife Diane. We had an absolutely delightful time. The trip was entertaining, the weather was beautiful and the...”
“We took the sunset cruise with Captain Doug and his wife Diane. We had an absolutely delightful time. The trip was entertaining, the weather was beautiful and the acoustic guitar player/singer was enjoyable. We are local residents and have never been on a Wilmington Water Tour before. But, I can assure you, we will certainly do it again. Next time will be the Blackwater Tour. You can also sign up to receive their emails giving you information about upcoming special events. Whether you are a visitor or a local, this is sometihing you shouldn't miss!”
“Great tour! well done.Very friendly staff.”
“I have been a number of times. Great time and great people.”