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March 22 - Civil War Cruise

March 29 - Black River Cruise

March 30 - Castle Hayne Cruise

April 4 - Full Moon Cruise

April 11 - Azalea Firecracker Cruise (book now, as seats are limited).  $55 includes Captain's reception, 1&1/2 hour cruise, heavy apps and the best seat for the fireworks!.  Full bar, spacious bathrooms and incredible fun!


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Live Music on Our Sunset Cruises!
Something fun to do on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday nights... live music on a Sunset Cruise!  6:30p.m. 2 hour cruise, only $27.

Thursday, March 26 - Kim Dicso

 Friday, March 27 - Tyler McKaig

 Saturday, March 28 - Monica Jane

Cruise to Castle Hayne

March 30th at 9am, 3 hour cruise, $50
This cruise goes up the Northeast Cape Fear approximately 25 miles to Castle Hayne.  On the way up we will pass through a section of the river called "Otter Island".  The island is an oxbow with a narrow passage that often creates a whirlpool as the river channels through it.  You will see several historic locations, such as the Rose Hill Plantation, White Cliffs, Cowpens Landing, Pleasant Meadows Plantation, and Turkey and Morgan Creek.  The water of the Northeast this far up river is also extremely reflective this time of year and should provide you with some spectacular photo oportunities.


Sesquicentennial of the Civil War

March 22, 2pm, 3 hours, $50

Dr. Chris Fonvielle joins us on board for another enlightening history cruise.  "Closing Down the Kingdom: Fort Fisher and the Fall of Wilmington, 1865".

Did you know... the war ended in Spring, 1865.  Robert E. Lee surrendered the last major Confederate army to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse on April 9, 1865.

Full Moon Cruise

April 4, 7pm, 2 hours, $27

Come on board for a 2 hour cruise under the moonlight. Jim Nelson will be on board with his keyboard to hypnotize you on this adventure.

Sunset is at 7:35pm and moon rise is at 7:56pm.

3 Bridges Pass

3 Bridges Pass!  This pass allows you to stay on board for 2 consecutive Eagles Island cruises, giving you a total of 1 hour 40 minutes on the river for only $17. We alternate these cruises on the hour so that you can enjoy both trips at a great value.

Even hours will venture north along the historic downtown riverfront and behind Eagles Island towards the Brunswick River.  You will get up close to the Battleship, learn about rice plantations, and view shipwrecks, flora and fauna. 

Odd hours will take you south as we cruise to the State Ports, learn about the importance this port played during the Civil War and learn the history of the Wilmington ship yards and how the river has served NC from the time of the earliest explorers.

Snacks and drinks are available for purchase on board.  Cruises leave on the hour between 12:00 and 4:00pm.

Frequent Floater Fridays

It's back... if you have cruised with us at least 3 times (this calendar year), then you are eligible to cruise on our Friday night sunset cruise for FREE... we only hold 10 spots for this so reserve early!r> 

Commodore's Club

A Commodores Club Card should be in your wallet!  Purchase of this card ($175) entitles you to come aboard any of our regular scheduled cruises as often as you would like... also any guest receives 20% off ticket price and you also get $100 off any private charter.  Good for one year from date of purchase.

Cruises that have dinner, lunch, wine or beer tasting, etc. would be an additional fee of $10.  Cruises that are excluded include Azalea Festival, 4th of July, Riverfest, Lock & Dam.

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The Word on the Street

We had 28 people for dinner on the "Wilmington" to celebrate my mother's 75th birthday. What a treat - everyone enjoyed the cruise, especially Mom.

E. White, Raleigh, NC

While visiting Wilmington we had the pleasure of taking a sunset cruise on the Wilmington. I highly recommend this tour. The boat was very comfortable.

B. Pindell, Roanoke, VA

The "Wilmington" was the perfect spot to propose (she said yes!). We plan on having our reception aboard in the Spring. Exceptional customer service.

B. Sanford, Wilmington, NC

The live entertainment on the "Wilmington" was such a treat! We enjoyed our cruise and loved seeing downtown all lit up at night. Will definitely do this again.

C. Rite, Wilmington, NC

Cruise with us all year round!

The "Wilmington" is the first and the finest state-of-the-art catamaran to serve Historic Downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. She has a wake canceling design and is fully enclosed (heat if needed). She is handicap accessible and offers a flexible layout for comfortable seating up to 49 guests. We offer daily scheduled cruises and are available for private parties. All ABC permits and a spacious restroom complete our package.

Cruises and Tours

The "Wilmington" offers a variety of scheduled cruises throughout the year; historic eco tours, sunset or full moon cruises, narrated tours, Eagles
Island, Blackwater cruise, and more.

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Private Charters

The "Wilmington" is available for private parties, corporate functions, private charters, family reunions, birthdays, planning committees, receptions, church groups, tour groups, etc.

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