Join us on a scenic 50-minute narrated eco-history cruise featuring views of unspoiled nature and a variety of wildlife daily.
Join us for a 1 hour cruise on the
Cape Fear River,
combined with music & refreshing drinks makes a great recipe for
relaxing time on the river. . Enjoy either our “Signature”rum punch, a glass of wine or a
frosty cold beer. The choice of 1
is included in your ticket price.
Available Sunday thru Thursday
What's Happening on the Cape Fear River
History comes ALIVE with Dr. Fonvielle
Sunday May 22nd ~ 10am – $45
Join Dr. Chris E. Fonvielle Jr., Professor Emeritus in the Dept. of History at UNC Wilmington, in the second in the series of history-themed tours. IIn part two, Dr. Fonvielle will discuss permanent settlement in the Lower Cape Fear; the forced coming of enslaved Africans; the rise of the rice and Gullah-Geechee culture; the emergence of Wilmington as a key seaport in North Carolina; the deteriorating relationship between the colonies and Great Britain and the coming of the American Revolution.
Did you know that the first massed armed protest against Great Britain’s Stamp Act of 1765 occurred in the Lower Cape Fear?
“A splendid time is guaranteed for all.”
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In Curious Tales From Old Wilmington and the Lower Cape Fear: The Truth Behind the Legends, Chris E. Fonvielle Jr., Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at UNC Wilmington, explores five famous urban legends with the skills of a professional historian. The stories have been told and retold for many years, in one case more than 200 years, but what is the truth behind them? What really happened and what do the legends reveal?
Looking for a book about local history or written by a local author? Look no further! We have a great selection!
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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!