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Belle of Topsail

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Address: 518C Roland Ave, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445-6687
Phone Number: +1 910-328-1621
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Nice cruise.

It was a nice cruise. Crew was great. Captain has a great sense of humor. The dolphins showed up for us. We want to try the dinner cruise next time. Overall they get an A... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 September 2016
RangerBella
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

It was a nice cruise. Crew was great. Captain has a great sense of humor. The dolphins showed up for us. We want to try the dinner cruise next time. Overall they get an A+ from us.

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Thank RangerBella
Hillside, New Jersey
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163 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

My wife and I had been wanting to take a dinner cruise while visiting Wilmington, NC. We heard that the Henrietta in Wilmington was sold and no longer in operation. We decided to try the dinner cruise on the Belle of Topsail. The Belle is a smaller boat that carries about 50 passengers. It cruises the inter-coastal waterway. While the... More 

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Thank jferro439
North Royalton, Ohio
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Really looking forward to a fun evening, had higher expectations for a $40 activity. Very crowded and food was cold. Crew didn't seem very happy to be there either. Have to admit, the pirates were funny. I thought the Captain could have told us a little something about where we were and what we were seeing. Wouldn't recommend this trip... More 

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Thank darkelly
belleoftopsail, Owner at Belle of Topsail, responded to this review

Sorry, you did not enjoy your trip. You are correct in sensing that the crew was out of sorts. My husband (we own the boat and he is usually one of the captains) had been rushed to the hospital by ambulance and had emergency surgery. (still in and we are still waiting for updates and praying for him to get... More 

Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Forty nine Marines with their families and kids enjoyed a fun packed experience with perfect pirates of The Raven. Very authentic and fun portrayals of pirates capturing the crew and guests of The Belle. Food was excellent and drinks were plentiful. Wish we could have been with them all night. Nice Job Cast and crew. Thanks for the best show... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

We had a great time on the Belle of Topsail! We did the pirate trip. I expected it to be geared to kids, but they did a fantastic job making it fun for both kids and adults. The food was far better than I expected. The crew was excellent. We all thought that the drinks were very fairly priced, about... More 

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1 Thank tybeehilton
Angier, NC
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

First, everyone gets on a riverboat replica equipped with seating all around the boat topside, as well as a dining area below deck. The captain gives a brief, corny but cute, safety talk, and then you're off. On both sides of the boat are little water cannons for the children to man against the pirate ship that meets up with... More 

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Thank Gigijessie
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23 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

The 1 hr boat ride is not worth the time or money. Nice scenery, few birds, no Dolphins and poor jokes of the "guide"/owner makes the situation even worse. Do not do it.

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Thank VG73
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12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed our boat ride down the Inter Coastal Waterway--nice to see the area from a different and informative perspective. However the host captain's running dialog got a little tiresome when he veered off the local info topics on to his personal opinions.

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1 Thank Jillkalt401
Woodbridge, New Jersey
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

My family and I vacationed on Topsail Island in August of 2015, and had a great time. Our evening on The Belle of Topsail was a lot of fun. The Captain(s)/Bartender(s) and Admiral are very friendly and knowledgeable about the waterways. They are funny and personable as well. The drinks are cheap and strong. I mean, where can you get... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

The boat is tiny and the food is sketchy. The captain and wife are very nice though. Bonus: There is a full bar. The pirate show was entertaining ish but long. The captains semi-inappropriate jokes were slightly enjoyable. After the Pirates finally left they turned on some wedding music and people tried to dance. Then it started raining. The Pirates... More 

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