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Address: 101 S Water St, Suite 1, Wilmington, NC 28401-4584
Phone Number:
+1 910-343-1611
Today
10:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

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 value and worth the trip.

Fun, relaxing way to spend an hour and see the river. They sell beer at the dock you you can grab a cold one and enjoy.

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4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 November 2016
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Richlands, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

I had the opportunity to take my wife on the hour long tour and found myself very pleased with the whole experience. I was running late and they held the boat for an extra 10 minutes for me. The tour itself was very informative and relaxing.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Fun, relaxing way to spend an hour and see the river. They sell beer at the dock you you can grab a cold one and enjoy.

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Wouldnt reccomnend for people under 30, also not scenic, unless you like giant tug boats and transporting ships being described at length, while in water that looks like Coca-Cola..

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

My 5 year old son and I really enjoyed this! It was a nice break from walking and getting to go out on the cape fear river was a lot of fun!

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Saratoga
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Excellent Customer Service. Very Helpful over the phone and in person. They went out of their way to make sure that we had an enjoyable time. Bus parking provided...

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Millers Creek, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My family and I took the hour tour. It was very nice and very informative. Learned alot about the river. The crew was very pleasant.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I am always very satisfied with Cape Fear Riverboats. I book directly through Maryanne and she has always made sure that our group is taken care of. She does a great job communicating with me before our trip and after our trip. I usually purchase several tickets for our group and Cape Fear Riverboats is most accommodating. I also use... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

The boat captain was funny and knowledgeable and the trip was very relaxing and informative. I would highly recommend it!

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Brigham City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Captain was hilarious and the information he provided was interesting. Being on the river gives a different view of Wilmington and the history. Thank you.

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Newton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Wonderful boat ride. The captain was very entertaining and gave us background on all the interesting sites on the Cape Fear River. Highly recommended!

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