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Morning Cruises, 10am 2 hours, $27

Thursday - Down River Maritime History - Cruise south on the Cape Fear and learn about the shipping industry, blockade runners, and the pirates that traveled this waterway.

 Friday - Black Water Adventure - Travel up the NE Cape Fear River where it looks like it did back when the early explorers arrived.

Upcoming Cruises

September 26 - Full Moon Cruise 6:30pm, 2 hour cruise, $27.  Featuring Tyler McKaig as your entertainment!

September 27 - Civil War Prisoner Exchange Cruise with Dr. Chris Fonvielle - 2 cruises, first cruise departs at 9am from our docks and second cruise departs at 12pm from Castle Hayne.  Three hour cruise to/from Castle Hayne, with ground transportation.  $55

October 3 - Riverfest Cruise with the Pirates
The bar opens at 6:30, leave the docks at 7pm, stay onboard and watch the festivities end with fireworks at 9:05pm.  Musical guest - Jim Nelson


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Pirate School

Don't miss the LAST Pirate School this Sunday at 11am.

Live Music this week!

We feature some of the most talented local musicians on our Sunset Cruises!  2 hour cruise departing at 6:30pm, $27. 

Bizzy Bee Water Taxi  
Don't want to deal with traffic on the bridge, then hop aboard the Bizzy Bee for a smooth, stressless jaunt over to the Battleship.  Runs daily with service to and from the USS NC Battleship, Roundtrip $6. 

Private charters available for groups of 15, 1-1/2 hours for $300.

2 Outstanding morning cruises - 2 hours, $27

Black Water Adventure
Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays at 10am

This is one of our most popular cruises... this 2 hour Eco-History excursion will take you approximately 8 - 9 miles up the NE Cape Fear River, giving you an up close adventure with nature and wildlife, with narration. 

Down River Maritime History
Thursdays at 10am

This 2 hour cruise will concentrate on history south of the city... each week the topic will rotate between Blockade Runners and their Captains, Life of the pirates on the Cape Fear, and the Shipping Industry on the river, including the Liberty ships, and the Mothball fleet.  This weeks topic is Blockade Runners. 

Pirate School

Sundays at 11am

Don't miss the chance to transform yer wee ones into swashbucklin' sea dogs!  Ye mini mates gunna have the chance to learn how to become a proper pirate 'n learn some scurvy pirate lines, song and secret handshake while settin' sail on a 50 minute long action-packed adventure. Kids ages 3 - 12 years $17, adults $5.  Reservations advised.


Bizzy Bee Water Taxi Schedule

Experience a smooth cruise to the Battleship, Market Street, or Chandler's Wharf - 7 days a week!

Scheduled Departures

Market St.         Battleship NC         Chandlers Wharf
9:00 AM                 9:15 AM                         9:20 AM
9:30 AM                 9:45 AM                         9:50 AM
10:00 AM             10:15 AM                       10:20 AM
10:30 AM             10:45 AM                       10:50 AM
11:00 AM             11:15 AM                       11:20 AM
11:30 AM             11:45 AM                       11:50 AM
12:00 PM             12:15 PM                       12:20 PM
12:30 PM             12:45 PM                       12:50 PM
1:00 PM                 1:15 PM                         1:20 PM
1:30 PM                 1:45 PM                         1:50 PM
2:00 PM                 2:15 PM                         2:20 PM
2:30 PM                 2:45 PM                         2:50 PM
3:00 PM                 3:15 PM                         3:20 PM
3:30 PM                 3:45 PM                         3:50 PM
4:00 PM                 4:15 PM                         4:20 PM
4:30 PM                 4:45 PM                         4:50 PM
5:00 PM                 5:15 PM                         5:20 PM
5:30 PM                 5:45 PM                         5:50 PM
6:00 PM                 6:15 PM                         6:20 PM
6:30 PM                 6:45 PM                         6:50 PM
7:00 PM                 7:15 PM                         7:20 PM
7:30 PM                 7:45 PM                         7:50 PM
8:00 PM                 8:15 PM                         8:20 PM

Adults $8, Children 3 - 12 years $5, Children under 3 years $1


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.

Gift Certificates Available


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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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