* Blackwater Adventure - Cruises up the NE Cape Fear on Thurs. and Friday at 10am, 2 hour cruise.
* Autumn Escape - Cruises up the NW Cape Fear on Sat. at 10am, 2 hour cruise
* Blackwater Adventure and Autumn Escape cruises will be done for the season on Nov. 1st, better hurry in now!
October 26th - Breakfast with the Birds
October 29th - Wine Tasting Cruise
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
Upcoming Cruises in Castle HayneFor the week of Nov. 2nd we will be doing cruises from the boat landing on Orange Street in Castle Hayne.
If you would like to reserve the boat for your group to cruise the upper reaches of the NE Cape Fear River this is a great opportunity to do it. Just call for more info and availability.
Breakfast with the Birds
Sunday, October 26th at 9am - 2 hour cruise, $35
be three Birding
Experts on board
to help you
* 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
Wine Tasting Cruise
Wednesday, October 29th at 6:30pm, $38
Learn how to taste wine and develop your palate!
Chrissy from Wilmington Wine will be on board with 5 different wines for your tasting.
Oktoberfest Dinner Cruise
October 25th at 6:30pm, 2 hours, $40
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. Menu includes Bratwurst, Sauerkraut, and Warm Potato Salad.
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. 24 - Randy McQuay
Oct. 25 - Tyler McKaig
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>
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
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.