Wilmington Water Tours

Wilmington Water Tours

Cruises and Private Charters on the Cape Fear River in Wilmington, NC


Private Charter on the Bizzy Bee

Enjoy a Private Intimate Cruise on the Cape Fear River, departing from the Battleship North Carolina’s new Marine Trail Dock.  The “Bizzy Bee” is now available for you and a small group of your friends for a sunset or early evening harbor cruise.

Introductory Pricing:

1 hour $350

2 hour $550

Contact Diane Upton at Wilmington Water Tours to book today!

Limited Availability


What's Happening on the Cape Fear River

Breakfast with the Birds

   Sun. Sept. 22nd ~9am ~ $26

 For a novice to a long-time nature lover you will appreciate the birdlife our area has to offer.

This area is a perfect spot for our feathered friends, they are either nesting for winter or stopping by on their  journey  south.  

Join us for a 1.45 hour birding excursion while enjoying a continental breakfast on board. 

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You have the expertise of 3 Bird guides aboard to help you spot & identify the bird species ~


Moved by their love for the Cape Fear River, the owners decided to found Wilmington Water Tours in order to share with others the history and beauty of this region. Their passion then created, “The Wilmington”, fully enclosed and handicapped accessible ( with some restrictions) motorized catamaran, which can accommodate up to 49 passengers. Come explore the Cape Fear River on one of our many cruises!


“I really enjoyed the tour. The hosts were very inviting and knowledgeable. The ride was smooth and relaxing.”-TripAdvisor


“A very fun, entertaining tour. Loved hearing about the history around the river. And Garland was a fantastic bartender!”-TripAdvisor

Family Fun

“Wonderful crew, great drinks, fun stories and best of all our 2 yr. old was in heaven! Would do it again in a heartbeat!”-TripAdvisor

Cruising daily on The Cape Fear River

Come aboard & let us introduce you to the Cape Fear River & our Historic Riverwalk.