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Wilmington Water Tours

Daily Cruises on the Cape Fear River, NC

Wilmington Water Tours

Sunset Cruises with Live Music

Wilmington Water Tours

Nature and wildlife cruises

Wilmington Water Tours

Team Building, Corporate outings

Wilmington Water Tours

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Featured Cruises


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 gave rise to The Wilmington, a 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!

North Carolina has a rich and diverse history that spans over four hundred years. The state’s history is characterized by the interactions of various groups, including early explorers, Native American nations, pirates, and significant events during the Revolutionary War and the Civil War.

Join us for one of our History cruises.

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 Sunset Cruises with Live Music

Sunset Cruises on Friday & Saturday nights.


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Customers Love Our Cape Fear River Cruises!

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Fun Day

Our family did the Eagles Island tour. We enjoyed smoothies while the tour guide shared some neat facts. Perfect weather and the tour was entertaining. Our kids enjoyed it and my husband and I as well. We would definitely go back. It was a pleasant want to end our stay in Wilmington.

– Angelina | TripAdvisor
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Loved It

The guide was very knowledgeable and the entire staff was friendly and courteous. We're already planning on going back next summer and doing the trip north. I would highly recommend to anyone. Not only will you learn about the area, but it is a very relaxing and enjoyable ride on the river.

– Carrie S. | TripAdvisor
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Great Cruise

What a nice way to wind down the day. The operators are truly welcoming and very knowledgeable. It was a very hot day and we had some time to kill before dinner and this was perfect. We got to watch the sunset from the river and we learned more about the city we visit often.

– Loveforty | TripAdvisor
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We really enjoyed the ride and seeing the working port of Wilmington. We even got to see a couple ships coming in, so that was a bonus. The narrator/captain was friendly and made the cape river cruise fun and interesting. It was a perfect way to pass the time on a beautiful Sunday afternoon.

– Andrea D. | TripAdvisor