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Address: 101 S Water St, Suite 1, Wilmington, NC 28401-4584
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+1 910-343-1611
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10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Cape Fear River Cruises

Take a 1-Hour Narrated Sightseeing Cruise! Our...

Cape Fear River Cruises

Take a 1-Hour Narrated Sightseeing Cruise! Our Captain will teach you all about the Cape Fear River and downtown Wilmington while you sit back and just enjoy the ride and the view.

  

Black River Nature Cruises

Take a 4-Hour Relaxing Getaway up to the Black River! Narrated by Coastal Ecologist and author, Andy Woods. You’re sure to see tons of wildlife and ancient trees. This is a photographer’s dream!

  

Private Charters

Celebrate your Special Event aboard the Captain Mafffitt, John Knox, or Jacob’s Run! We can accommodate up to 49 guests. Great for business parties, celebrations, and family gatherings.

Weekly Murder Mystery Show (seasonal)

Join us at The River Grill every Tuesday evening and help to solve the crime! This season’s interactive play is called JUDGE NOT and is full of twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the end!

The River Grill

New for 2016 is The River Grill. We serve the best riverside burgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, fries, and tasty beverages around!

Gift Certificates

Make it easy! Give the gift of an hour (or four) on the river. Great for couples, groups, or folks who need a break to refresh their minds.

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Great Tour for Pictures

We took the sunset boat tour. I was able to get some great pictures from the water of the downtown Wilmington area, bridges, battleship, and sunset. The information given was... read more

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Reviewed 6 days ago
Kara R
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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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Wilmington, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great price, very informative. Worth the $10 ticket price. I will definitely come back again. Next time my wife and I want to take the black river cruise.

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Liverpool, New York
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

My son and I enjoyed the tour. It was informative and on a hot day being on the water was cooler. Would like to take the longer tour in the future

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took the sunset boat tour. I was able to get some great pictures from the water of the downtown Wilmington area, bridges, battleship, and sunset. The information given was interesting. Staff was kind and helpful. It was something different and enjoyable to do. We wished the food barge was open in April, or if not that there was something... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a wonderful way for my out of town guests to see Wilmington and learn more about the city. The captain and crew were great!

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Spring Lake, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the Riverboat ride. The Captain was very knowledgable about the River life. Even our two year old was amused.

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Fort Bragg, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I took a tour on the Cape Fear with Cape Fear River Boat Company while on vacationing in Wilmington. The Captain of the the boat was an excellent tour guide in being very informative about the historic the Wilmington and the Cape Fear River. I will definitely tell my friends and family about the Cape Fear River... More 

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Grifton, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed! Would do again! Learned a lot about the port, the homes, the history. Everyone was very hospitable.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our evening cruise on the river. It was a very nice tour. Definitely glad we chose to do this and would do it again!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family had a wonderful time. I have recommended this tour to several people and will continue to recommend this tour to visitors and natives.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little trip,...really nice staff, friendly and knowledgable. Saw the port, ocean liners etc. Would like to do another longer trip next time.

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