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

Upcoming Cruises to Book Now


Sunday Aug 4th

Breakfast  with the Birds


Sunday Aug 11th

Civil War Cruise with Chris Fonvielle



Early Flight Excursion

Friday & Saturday ~ 9am

1hr 45 min – 2hr.   ~  $20

This is one of our most popular cruises….

this excursion will take you approx. 7-8 miles up the NE Cape Fear river, giving you an up close adventure with nature & wildlife, with narration.

It is a cruise that will also take you back in time to when the 1st explorers traveled this waterway.










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