August 3 - Mimosas and Sweets
August 10 - Full SUPER Moon Cruise
August 17 - Black River Cruise
August 24 - Brunch with Music
August 31 - Breakfast with the Birds
Mondays - Pirate School
Wednesday, July 30th at 7pm, $25
For local archivist and librarian, Beverly Tetterton's book Maritime Wilmington.
2 Hour cruise, 7pm, $20
Sunday, July 27th, 1pm - 2 hour cruise, $33,
For over 30 years, Jim Shepherd has been probing the bottom of the Cape Fear River with his million dollar spike in search of his next interesting find. Jim has accumulated a wealth of information in his study of the river's history and applied it in his search for old bottles, and relics that have lied undiscovered in their resting places for hundreds of years in the sediment of the river bottom.
Join us as Jim shares some of his most precious discoveries, techniques he has learned, and his understanding of the history that has led him to his finds. Book early as we are expecting this to be a sell out cruise.
2 Hour cruise, 1pm, $33
Good for ages 12 and under. It is a 50 minute cruise for $17, parents/adults $5. Book early as we like to keep the classes at a small number.
Enjoy live music by different local musicians on our Sunset Cruises with Live Music. Boarding at 6:30, departs at 7pm for a 2 hour cruise. Only $33.
Musicians scheduled for Sunset Cruises
July 24 - Randy McQuay
July 25 - Monica Jane
July 26 - Kim Dicso
3 Bridges Pass
3 Bridges Pass! 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 for only $17. 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.
Snacks and drinks are available for purchase on board. Cruises leave on the hour between 12:00 and 4:00pm.
Seniors on the Go...
You have asked for Senior Citizen Discounts, we listened!
- Wednesday Nights Sunset Cruise - Regular Price $33, Senior Price $25
- Thursday Morning Eagles Island Cruise at 10, and 11am - Regular Price $10, Senior Price $5
Frequent Floater Fridays
It's back... if you have cruised with us at least 3 times (this calendar year), then you are eligible to cruise on our Friday night sunset cruise for FREE... we only hold 10 spots for this so reserve early!r>
A Commodores Club Card should be in your wallet! Purchase of this card ($175) 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 $100 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.
Gift Certificates Available
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.