This time of year we are happy to present the River Club for your enjoyment. Every Thursday night we keep our boat at the dock to allow you to come and go as you please... bar opens at 6pm with music starting at 7pm.
We feature a different local musican every week - it doesn't get any better than hearing great music while being on the water and it all happens at an early hour... and the best is it is all FREE! Thursday, December 5 - Ron & Raphael
We are now fully enclosed, so time on our boat will be comfy!
Dec. 8 - Explore the Lower Brunswick River
Dec. 8 - Holiday Lights & Parade
Dec. 14 - Holiday Lights & Wine Tasting
Dec. 15 - Sunday Brunch
Explore the Lower Brunswick River
Sunday, December 8th, 2pm, 2 hour cruise, $33
Cruise south about 5-6
miles to the Lower
Brunswick River and
learn about the Mothball
the national defense
Reserve Fleet (and
sometimes the Ghost
Fleet) anchored rows of
WWII surplus transport
vessels and were a
presence in Wilmington
from 1946 - 1970.
Parked along the
Brunswick River, the
fleet was known as the
2nd largest ship
graveyard in the world.
Enjoy this narrated 2
Holiday Lights & Parade
Sunday, December 8th, 5:30pm, 1 hour cruise departing
at 6pm, $20
Start the night off with a 30 minute Captains Reception at the dock, with a complimentary holiday punch. Departing for a 1 hour cruise at 6pm to see the Christmas lights and decorations along the historic Riverwalk and a glimpse of the holiday parade. 90 minutes total, $20.
Holiday Lights and Wine Tasting
Saturday, December 14th at 5:30pm, 90 minutes, $25
Holiday wines presented by Wilmington Wine Shop.
Ron and Raphael
River Club is back!
Enjoy live music by a different local musician every Thursday evening at 7:00pm. The bar opens at 6pm and music will be enjoyed until 9pm. No charge, come and go, warm and comfy in our fully enclosed stern!
21st - Perry Smith
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The River Club
We started the River Club two years ago as a winter months offering with the boat being open for two hours of music and relaxation on Thursday evenings, at the dock, with no admission charge. It has been a great success and a ton of fun. We will resume this the first Thursday in November. The River Club begins November 7th.
This fall we are expanding our River Club offering. We will run consecutive one hour trips on Sunday afternoons from 4pm to 8pm. The trips are designed for those that are well acquainted with the river's history and ecology and would just like to kick back and relax without any narration. We will stop by the dock on the hour to pick up new guest and allow others to depart as they wish. Because we are actually leaving the dock and cruising we will be asking a nominal fee of $10 per person. This fee allows you to stay on the boat for all or part of the afternoon cruise schedule.
join us on any Sunday from 4 - 7pm to cool down, relax and enjoy your river.
Please be sure to call for a reservation since we
can only accommodate 49 passengers, and could be
booked. Hope to see you soon!
3 Bridges Pass
We have something new brewing... it is our 3 Bridges Pass! This pass allows you to stay on board for both the Eagles Island, and State Port cruises. We alternate these cruises on the hour so that you can enjoy both trips at a great value. Even hours will venture north on the river, giving you a perfect view of the historic downtown and the battleship. Odd hours will take you south providing you with an up close view of the State Port. Yes you may have to hear our safety briefing twice, and help us greet our new boarding customers, but it is all part of the fun. ($17 for both cruises)
State Ports and the History of the Lower Cape Fear - Join us for a 50 minute down river cruise to get up and close to the North Carolina State Ports, learn the history of the Wilmington Ship Yards, and how the river has served NC from the time of the earliest explorers. This trip is also your best chance of seeing the dolphins and sea turtles that frequent the river. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase on board.
Eagles Island and Wilmington's Historic
Riverfront - Join us for a 50 minute cruise
around Eagles Island and along Wilmington's historic
riverfront. This trip will introduce you to
the beauty of the Cape Fear River and have you
Frequent Floater Fridays
It's back... if you have cruised with us at least 3
times, then you are eligible to cruise on our Friday
night sunset cruise for FREE... we only hold 10
spots for this so reserve early!
A Commodores Club Card should be in your wallet! Purchase of this card ($175) entitles you to cruise with us on all our regular scheduled cruises as often as you would like and discounts on other cruises, too! Also 20% off any guest tickets. Contact Wilmington Water Tours today for your Commodores Club Card!
Cruises, Tours and Excursions
Scenic & Eco-History Tours
Ticket office and souvenirs
Celebrate on the River!
Acoustic Spotlight Sunset Cruise!
Osprey, gators and more!
Narrated, scenic tourss
Lazy Day Tour
Discover something new!
Full Moon Cruises
Tickets / Schedule
The Word on the Street
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.
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.
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.
Cruise with us all year round!
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.