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November 1st
- Autumn Escape, 10am
November 1st - Twilight Cruise, 6:30pm
This Saturday, Nov. 1st, is our last morning Eco/History cruise and our last Twilight/Sunset cruise until March! 
Sunset Cruises are being replaced with "The Best of Both Worlds" on Thursday and Saturday from 4 - 6pm. 
ovember 2nd - Castle Hayne Cruise
November 6th - In Search of Owls Cruise
November 7th - Full Moon Cruise
November 8th - Alan Cradick on board for photography tips

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Upcoming Cruises in Castle Hayne

For the week of Nov. 2nd we will be doing cruises from the boat landing on Orange Street in Castle Hayne.

If you would like to reserve the boat for your group to cruise the upper reaches of the NE Cape Fear River this is a great opportunity to do it.  Just call for more info and availability.

In Search of Owls

Thursday, November 6th at 6pm - 2 hour cruise, $24.50

Join us as we cruise the upper reaches of the NE Cape Fear (under an almost Full Moon) in search of our nocturnal friends.  Dave Weesner, a naturalist and birder will identify some of the mysterious voices we hope to see or hear.

Cruise departs from the boat landing on Orange Street in Castle Hayne.  Take 40 to exit 414, Castle Hayne, take a left off exit, cross over RR tracks then take a right onto Orange Street.  Go to the end and the boat landing will be to your left.

Full Moon Cruise
Friday, November 7th at 6pm, $24.50

The movement of the tides and moon energizes and stirs the imagination.  Your sharpened senses clear your thoughts as you glide along the gently lit river.  You only wish that all of your friends could be with you to enjoy something so unique and special.  A memory you will always cherish; a night under the stars on the Northeast Cape Fear River relatively untouched by man. 

The sun sets at 5:14pm and the moon rises at 6:05pm.  Cruise departs from the boat landing in Castle Hayne.  Take 40 to exit 414, Castle Hayne, take a left off exit, cross over RR tracks then take a right onto Orange Street.  Go to the end and the boat landing will be to your left.

Cruise to Castle Hayne
November 2nd at 10am, 3 hours, $40

We leave our dock in Wilmington at 10am to begin our 3 hour cruise, 25 miles excursion to Castle Hayne.  This cruise does not happen often, so take this opportunity to get a glimpse of what the early explorers fell in love with. 

Ground transportation is included in the price for your return trip to downtown Wilmington.

Return Cruise back to Wilmington
November 8th at 9:15am, 3 hours, $40

Return cruise back to our dock in Wilmington with photography tips from local photographer Alan Cradick. 

Meet us at our shop in Wilmington on Saturday morning for transport to our boat in Castle Hayne, bus leaves promptly at 9:15am.

River Club

We start our River Club on Friday nights, starting November 14th.

On Friday nights we will still be doing Live Music on the River with a subtle change... we will be staying at the dock.  Bar will open at 6pm and music starts at 7pm.  So come on out and support our local musicians - NO CHARGE!  You can come and go as you please!

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.

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> 

Commodore's Club

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.

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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.

E. White, Raleigh, NC

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.

B. Pindell, Roanoke, VA

The "Wilmington" was the perfect spot to propose (she said yes!). We plan on having our reception aboard in the Spring. Exceptional customer service.

B. Sanford, Wilmington, NC

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.

C. Rite, Wilmington, NC

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.

Cruises and Tours

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.

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Private Charters

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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