March 1 - Best of Both Worlds Cruise
March 2 - Mimosas and Sweets
March 9 - Black River Cruise
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Best of Both Worlds Tour
Saturday, March 1st - 4pm, 2 hours, $33Join us for this 2-hour narrated cruise that combines our eco-history cruise with our sunset cruise. Highlights of this cruise include:
- The beautiful sunset over the waterfront
- Views of the famous Cape Fear River
- A narrated eco-history lesson
- Possible sightings of marine wildlife
Mimosas and Sweets
Sunday, March 2nd, 2 hour cruise at 2pm, $35
Sit back and embrace the wondrous scenery of the Cape Fear waterways as we embark on this special adventure aboard The Wilmington!
Relax and take in the beautiful sights while enjoying some Mimosas and Sweets on this Specialty Cruise with Wilmington Water Tours!
Join us for this
cruise as we
glide down the
waterways of the
Cape Fear River.
is an ideal way
to spend a
Black River Cruise
Sunday, March 9th, 4 hour narrated cruise at 11am, $55
The Black River is a tributary of the Cape Fear River, approximately 50 miles long. In recent years, the Black River has returned almost entirely to its natural condition and is now used primarily by sportsmen, hunters, and fishermen. The presence A. J. Johnson's hulk, which sank in 1914, is a reminder of a bygone era.Highlights of this 4-hour cruise include:
- Learning about the history and current conditions of the Black River
- Enjoying beautiful views of the natural environment, including cypress trees and pickerel weeds
- Sightings of the yellow throated vireo, prothonotary warbler and plenty of other wildlife
Ron and Raphael
River Club is back!
Enjoy live music by a different local musician every Thursday evening at 7:00pm. The bar opens at 6pm and music will be enjoyed until 9pm. No charge, come and go, warm and comfy in our fully enclosed stern!
February 20 - Jim Nelson
February 27 - Ron Wilson, Eric Goss and Andrew West
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The River Club
We started the River Club two years ago as a winter months offering with the boat being open for two hours of music and relaxation on Thursday evenings, at the dock, with no admission charge. It has been a great success and a ton of fun. We will run consecutive one hour trips on Sunday afternoons from 4pm to 8pm. The trips are designed for those that are well acquainted with the river's history and ecology and would just like to kick back and relax without any narration. We will stop by the dock on the hour to pick up new guest and allow others to depart as they wish. Because we are actually leaving the dock and cruising we will be asking a nominal fee of $10 per person. This fee allows you to stay on the boat for all or part of the afternoon cruise schedule.
join us on any Sunday from 4 - 7pm to relax and enjoy your river.
Please be sure to call for a reservation since we
can only accommodate 49 passengers, and could be
booked. Hope to see you soon!
3 Bridges Pass
We have something new brewing... it is our 3 Bridges Pass! This pass allows you to stay on board for both the Eagles Island, and State Port cruises. We alternate these cruises on the hour so that you can enjoy both trips at a great value. Even hours will venture north on the river, giving you a perfect view of the historic downtown and the battleship. Odd hours will take you south providing you with an up close view of the State Port. Yes you may have to hear our safety briefing twice, and help us greet our new boarding customers, but it is all part of the fun. ($17 for both cruises)
State Ports and the History of the Lower Cape Fear - Join us for a 50 minute down river cruise to get up and close to the North Carolina State Ports, learn the history of the Wilmington Ship Yards, and how the river has served NC from the time of the earliest explorers. This trip is also your best chance of seeing the dolphins and sea turtles that frequent the river. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase on board.
Eagles Island and Wilmington's Historic
Riverfront - Join us for a 50 minute cruise
around Eagles Island and along Wilmington's historic
riverfront. This trip will introduce you to
the beauty of the Cape Fear River and have you
Frequent Floater Fridays
It's back... if you have cruised with us at least 3
times, then you are eligible to cruise on our Friday
night sunset cruise for FREE... we only hold 10
spots for this so reserve early!
A Commodores Club Card should be in your wallet! Purchase of this card ($175) entitles you to cruise with us on all our regular scheduled cruises as often as you would like and discounts on other cruises, too! Also 20% off any guest tickets. Contact Wilmington Water Tours today for your Commodores Club Card!
Cruises, Tours and Excursions
Scenic & Eco-History Tours
Ticket office and souvenirs
Celebrate on the River!
Acoustic Spotlight Sunset Cruise!
Osprey, gators and more!
Narrated, scenic tourss
Lazy Day Tour
Discover something new!
Full Moon Cruises
Tickets / Schedule
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.
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.
The "Wilmington" was the perfect spot to propose (she said yes!). We plan on having our reception aboard in the Spring. Exceptional customer service.
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.
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.
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.
The "Wilmington" is available for private parties, corporate functions, private charters, family reunions, birthdays, planning committees, receptions, church groups, tour groups, etc.