Join us on a scenic 50-minute narrated eco-history cruise featuring views of unspoiled nature and a variety of wildlife daily.
What's Happening on the Cape Fear River
Eagle Island Cruises ~ 50 min. narrated cruises $15
We alternate direction on the river for these cruises…
Even hours take you north -Downtown.
When cruising north along the Historic Riverfront, you will get up close to the Battleship, learn about rice fields, and view shipwrecks. On the odd hours we cruise south to the State Ports, learn about the importance this port played during the past and today.
Do a North & South combo for 1 hour 40 min for $27
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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!