Wilmington Water Tours

Wilmington Water Tours

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


What's Happening on the Cape Fear River


Swim with the fishes….?

or Cruise with the Gator, you choose..?

Friday April 19th, 11am

See ya’later alligator….

Learn about one of North Carolina’s largest and most important predators.

Join us for this one of a kind 50 minute cruise where you will get up close & personal with a juvenile alligator. We will have a juvenile American alligator on board from the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher,

with their outreach educator.

Kids $12  Adults $15

50 min cruise

In case of inclement weather we are fully enclosed keeping you protected from the elements


April 25 ~ 10am ~$45

Join Dr. Chris Fonvielle along with Cape Fear Sail & Power Squadron

on a 2 hour narrated cruise

Did you know that Giovanni da Verrazzano, the Italian explorer, made landfall after crossing the Atlantic at or near Cape Fear on March 1, 1524.   Now 495 years later Dr. Fonvielle will share interesting history facts regarding this area. The Cape Fear region is steeped in history, with ties to virtually every important American era from the first wave of settlers to the Civil War. Come aboard for a trip into the past.




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.

Wilmington Water Tours
Phone 910-338-3134
Map Marker

212 South Water Street Wilmington, NC 28401