Eagles Island Cruises
North & South bound
Even hours we cruise north along the Historic Downtown Riverfront & behind Eagles Island towards the Brunswick River. You will get up close to the Battleship, learn about rice plantations, and view Shipwrecks, Flora & Fauna.
On the odd hours we cruise south to the State Ports, learn about the importance this port played during the Civil War & much more.
Do both for 1 hour 40 min for $23
The Bizzy Bee Water Taxi is unable to shuttle you to the
USS NC battleship as they are redoing their dock,
stay tune for more info
Click below to view our schedule and purchase tickets.
A Commodores Club Card should be in your wallet! Purchase of this card entitles you to come aboard any of our regular scheduled cruises as often as you would like… also any guest receives a discount off ticket price and you also get a discount off any private charter. Good for one year from date of purchase.
Cruises that have dinner, lunch, wine or beer tasting, etc. would be an additional fee of $10. Cruises that are excluded include Azalea Festival, 4th of July, Riverfest, Lock & Dam.
Visit our website at www.wilmingtonwatertaxi.com for the latest schedule and locations.
Our water taxi services are running daily 10am to 6pm~ service to the USS North Carolina Battleship from different locations on the Riverwalk: Chandlers Wharf (bottom of Orange Street), Market Street, and the Hilton Hotel.
This pass allows you to stay on board for 2 consecutive Eagles Island cruises, giving you a total of 1 hour 40 minutes on the river. We alternate these cruises on the hour so that you can enjoy both trips at a great value.
Even hours will venture north along the historic downtown riverfront and behind Eagles Island towards the Brunswick River. You will get up close to the Battleship, learn about rice plantations, and view shipwrecks, flora and fauna.
Odd hours will take you south as we cruise to the State Ports, learn about the importance this port played during the Civil War and learn the history of the Wilmington ship yards and how the river has served NC from the time of the earliest explorers.
A Commodores Club Card should be in your wallet! Purchase of this card entitles you to come aboard any of our regular scheduled cruises as often as you would like… also any guest receives 20% off ticket price and you also get a discount off any private charter. Good for one year from date of purchase.
Cruises that have dinner, lunch, wine or beer tasting, etc. would be an additional fee. Cruises that are excluded include Azalea Festival, 4th of July, Riverfest, Lock & Dam.
Great tour of the NC Cape Fear with Cap’n Doug and crew. Lots of fun! We’ll be back for another tour later in the summer!
This was my first time to Wilmington and this was a great way to learn more about the area while enjoying the perfect weather outside. Great information was provided by Capt. Wendy and the entire staff was friendly. Time and money well spent!
We had 28 people for dinner on the “Wilmington” to celebrate my mother’s 75th birthday. What a treat – everyone enjoyed the cruise, especially Mom.
I love that I’ve lived in Wilmington for 2 1/2 years now and I still learn new things all the time about this charming city. Captain Wendy was very knowledgeable and friendly and gave all kinds of interesting tidbits about Wilmington. You can tell she really loves the Port City.
While visiting Wilmington we had the pleasure of taking a sunset cruise on the Wilmington. I highly recommend this tour. The boat was very comfortable.
The “Wilmington” was the perfect spot to propose (she said yes!). We plan on having our reception aboard in the Spring. Exceptional customer service.
We had a great time on this tour. It was a comfortable ride with an informative crew. I learned a lot of random Wilmington Riverfront history (buildings, historic family homes, changes to the river for navigation and farming, etc.) that I loved. We took the even-hour tour.
A great tour on a great ship! We did the Black Water Adventure, which is a 2 hour cruise up the Cape Fear. We enjoyed a morning of mild weather while learning about the ecology and history of the area. We will definitely try the sunset cruise one evening, or catch one of the cruises with local musicians.
My family took the Wilmington Water Tour today and had a great time. I enjoyed the catamaran because it made for a smooth ride. All of the employees and the captain were super friendly and accommodating. The boat ride was informative and inexpensive. Thanks for a great experience!
I took the 2 hour Cat Blackwater Tour. Doug (the Captain) was very well versed in the area History and Culture and was sure to point it all out. Very nice and relaxing cruise as well as informative. Wildlife abounds in the area and they have binoculars available and ready for anyone aboard to use. Great!!
The live entertainment on the “Wilmington” was such a treat! We enjoyed our cruise and loved seeing downtown all lit up at night. Will definitely do this again.
Wonderful thing to do if you are in the Cape Fear area! Captain Doug gives an interesting, informative, and entertaining tour of the Cape Fear River and tries to teach appreciation for the history and environment.
The “Wilmington” is the first and the finest state-of-the-art catamaran to serve Historic Downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. She has a wake canceling design and is fully enclosed (heat if needed). She is handicap accessible and offers a flexible layout for comfortable seating up to 49 guests. We offer daily scheduled cruises and are available for private parties. All ABC permits and a spacious restroom complete our package.
The “Wilmington” offers a variety of scheduled cruises throughout the year; historic eco tours, sunset or full moon cruises, narrated tours, Eagles Island, Blackwater cruise, and more.
The “Wilmington” is available for private parties, corporate functions, private charters, family reunions, birthdays, planning committees, receptions, church groups, tour groups, etc.
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