Live Music on Our Sunset Cruises
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights we feature a local musician on our Sunset Cruise. 2 hour cruise, 6:30pm, $27.
Thursday, April 23 - Monica Jane
Friday, April 24 - Tyler McKaig
Saturday, April 25 - Perry Smith
Sunday, April 26 - Civil War Cruise
Pirate School is Back!
May 3rd - 2pm and 3pm, 50 minute classroom cruises. Great for ages 3 - 12 years old.
Join Capt. NoBeard and her pirate crew for a lesson on how to be a proper pirate. After boarding and getting your supplies for your adventure, you will go in search of the missing pirate. Once he is found and defeated do a toast with pirate punch and share in some of the treasure. Children 3 - 12 years old $17, Adults $5.
2 Outstanding morning cruises - 2 hours, $27
This is one of our most popular cruises... this excursion will take you approximately 8 - 9 miles up the NE Cape Fear River, giving you an up close adventure with nature and wildlife, with narration. Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays at 9am.
Down River Maritime History
This cruise will concentrate on history south of the city... each week the topic will rotate between Blockade Runners and their Captains, Life of the pirates on the Cape Fear, and the Shipping Industry on the river, including the Liberty ships, and the Mothball fleet. This weeks topic is Blockade Runners. Thursdays at 9am.
Civil War Cruise with Dr. Chris Fonvielle
April 26, 11am, 3 hours, $50
Come on board for a 3 hour cruise with Dr. Chris Fonvielle, assistant professor of history at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and author of "The Wilmington Campaign: Last Rays of Departing Hope" and "Fort Fisher 1865," among other history books.
Black River Cruise
May 3, 9am, $55 includes catered lunch!
If you have not done this cruise it is the perfect time for you to join us. This is a 4 hour excursion in comfort, and if you have taken this cruise, come on board again as the views are always changing. Captain Doug will once again be your eco-history and wildlife instructor.
Drumming on the River
May 3, 6pm, $15
Join drummers and dancers from the Wilmington community for a fun and lively cruise on the River. The world music provides sounds and dance movements from many countries as well as our local drummers, rhythmic interpretations. Family friendly and fun loving, this excursion allows you to participate or just cruise along and enjoy the scenery and music. There will be drums and shakers for everyone to participate if you choose.
Hope you can join us for a drum circle on the water with awesome views, great fun and happy music!
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>
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
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.