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Upcoming Cruises

October 18th & 19th
- Wilmington Railroad Museum 35th Anniversary
October 19th - Federal Point Historic Preservation Society
October 25th - Oktoberfest Dinner Cruise
October 26th
- Breakfast with the Birds
November 2nd - Castle Hayne Cruise
November 6th - In Search of Owls Cruise with Live Music
November 7th - Full Moon Cruise with Live Music
November 8th - Alan Cradick on board for photography tips

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Private Pirate Parties

For the kid in all of us... set sail for a Pirate adventure with Captain NoBeard leading the way!  You will have a pirate crew and a wench manning the bar - making drinks guaranteed t'put the wind in yer mainsails and the fire in yer eye.  Great fun for a special event.  Call for more information and to check on Capt. NoBeards availability.

Breakfast with the Birds

Sunday, October 26th at 9am - 2 hour cruise, $35

There will be three Birding Experts on board to help you identify the different species.
*  Jill Peleuses is co-owner of Wild Bird & Gardens located in Wilmington and Southport.
Gretchen Schramm has been a professional photographer for over 40 years and has become an avid birder and on the Board of Cape Fear Audubon Society.
Dave Wesner is a retired Park Ranger from the state of Maryland and teaching an "Introduction to Birding" class at CFCC.

2 Hour cruise, 9am, $35 includes continental breakfast

Wilmington Railroad Museum 35th Anniversary
Saturday, October 18th at 10am, 11am, and 12pm
Sunday, October 19th at 10am and 11am
50 minute cruise leaving from Conlon Pier (behind Best Western)

Get up close to the two railroad bridges in celebration of Wilmington Railroad Museums 35th Anniversary.  This is a 50 minute cruise leaving from Conlon Pier behind the Best Western.

Federal Point Historic Preservation Society
Sunday, October 19th at 4pm, 2 hours, $35

FPHPS is sponsoring this cruise, to reserve tickets call FPHPS at 910-458-0502.  Our local ecological and maritime history will be narrated by Captain Doug Springer and Beverley Tetterton, who will be available to sign her new book, Maritime Wilmington.

To reserve tickets for this cruise, please call FPHPS at 910-458-0502


Oktoberfest Dinner Cruise
October 25th at 6:30pm, 2 hours, $40

Leave your worries at home, gather up your family and friends and take to the water for an alternative to dinner out.  As we say "Just Add Water" - a relaxing recipe for an amazing night!  Join us for this Oktoberfest Dinner Cruise.

We will have a catered dinner for this cruise catered by Front St. Brewery, which can be complimented by a special on Oktoberfest Beer from our bar.

Live Music

Enjoy live music by different local musicians on our Twilight Cruises with Live Music.  Boarding at 6:10, departs at 6:30pm for a 2 hour cruise. 

Musicians scheduled for Twilight Cruises 

Oct. 15 - Tyler McKaig
Oct. 16 - Ron & Raphael
Oct. 117 - Clay Crotts

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 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> 

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.

Gift Certificates Available


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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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