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2015 Cruises and Adventures

We are very excited about putting together a new schedule of cruises and adventures for 2015, so stay tuned.  Upcoming cruises include Full Moon Cruise, Black Cat Cruise, Sunday Brunch, Civil War Cruise, and Black River Cruise.  If you have any ideas for a special adventure or cruise, please let us know.

Feb. 13th - Cupid Cocktail Cruise at 5:30pm

Feb. 14th - Romantic Dinner Cruise at 5:00pm

March 22 - Sesquicentennial of the Civil War Cruise

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Home School Field Trips - The Wilmington is your classroom on the Cape Fear River... learn about the early explorers and what they encountered when they arrived, learn about the wildlife that calls this their home or we will work with your curriculum to customize it just for you.  Call for more information.

Valentines Cruises

Friday, Feb. 13 - Cupids Cocktail Cruise with Live Music
Join us at 5:30pm for a 90 minute cruise with live music by Tyler McKaig.  Drink specials on some classic cocktails.  Drink like Bogie, Bacall and the Rat Pack!  Only $25

Saturday, Feb. 14 - Romantic Dinner Cruise with Live Music
Come aboard and enjoy a 2 hour cruise while being entertained by Monica Jane.  Front St. Brewery will be catering a pasta dinner.  Only $35

With Live Music!!!

Best of Both Worlds
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 3 - 5pm, 2 hours, $24.50

This tour truly is the best of both worlds, as you'll learn the eco-history of the Cape Fear River, its surrounding waters and top it off with a spectacular view of the sunset aboard the Wilmington.  Relax and enjoy the comfortable seating, sip on your drink of choice and bring a camera as our sunsets are simply gorgeous!

Sesquicentennial of the Civil War

March 22, 2pm, 3 hours

Dr. Chris Fonvielle joins us on board for another enlightening history cruise. 

Did you know... the war ended in Spring, 1865.  Robert E. Lee surrendered the last major Confederate army to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse on April 9, 1865.

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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