Upcoming CruisesApril 27 - Southport
April 30 - Wine Tasting
May 4 - Cinco de Mayo Eve Lunch Cruise
May 11 - Mothers Day Dessert Cruises
May 14 - Full Moon Cruise
May 18 - Birding on the Cape Fear
May 21 - Fish Fry Dinner Cruise
May 28 - Single Malt Whiskey and Hor'dourves
Cinco de Mayo Eve Lunch CruiseSunday, May 4th at 2pm, 2 hours, $39
Cindo de Mayo (Spanish for 5th of May) is a celebration held on May 5th. It originated with Mesican-American communities in the American West as a way to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War, and today the date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. Come on board a day early for a lunch cruise. Lunch catered by Front St. Brewery (chicken and beef fajitas and nachos). Mexican beer and Margarita specials.
Wine TastingWednesday, April 30th at 6:30pm, 2 hours, $38
Wine tasting is the sensory examination and evaluation of wine. With that said, our wine specialist will help you decipher the flavors, aromas and general characteristics of a wine. David Koebly from Country Vinter will be our wine specialist for this cruise leading you through four secret wines. Wines are complimented with olives, chocolates, fruit and an amazing sunset.
Cruise to Southport
Sunday, April 27th, 11:00a.m., $55
Tucked away just below Wilmington and the mouth of the Cape Fear River and just 45 minutes or so above the South Carolina state line you'll find Southport. Centuries of boating men and women have left their mark on this village. If you aren't in a hurry, come aboard and cruise down river with us to explore it. Stede Bonnet, the Gentleman Pirate, was repairing his vessel in a nearby creek when he was captured. I venture to say if you stop here for a day, you too will be captured by the charm and visitors' welcome attitude.
Adventure Kayak Company and Southport Fun Tours will meet us at the marina for an optional 1-1/2 hour historic walking tour of downtown, $10 per person. Or board a tram with Southport Fun Tour and see historic homes, movie sites and natural wonder of the area. 20 Minute tour, drop off for your choice of restaurant for lunch, then pick up and 10 minute tour before drop off at marina, $8 per person.
All day cruise, from 11:00 - 6:00pm for only $55.
Ron and Raphael
Enjoy live music by different local musicians on our Sunset Cruises with Live Music. Boarding at 5:30, departs at 6pm for a 2 hour cruise. Only $33.
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.
Seniors on the Go...
You have asked for Senior Citizen Discounts, we listened!
- Wednesday Nights Sunset Cruise - Regular Price $33, Senior Price $25
- Thursday Morning Eagles Island Cruise at 9, 10, and 11am - Regular Price $10, Senior Price $5
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>
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.