Wilmington Water Tours, Wilmington

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Water Sport · Private Tour
Wilmington Water Tours is located on the beautiful Riverwalk of Wilmington, NC.

Our local company offers a wide selection of cruises from educational to leisure.

Come aboard for one of our daily cruises, an hour long narrated cruise along the scenic Cape Fear river. Or maybe you'd like more information on the local wildlife? Join us for our 2 hour eco-history cruise, every Friday and Saturday at 10am.

Looking to sit back and relax while taking in a breathtaking sunset? No worries, we have you covered! Take our 90 minute Sunset cruise every weekend night, sit back and enjoy a drink while listening to one of our many local musicians on board.


Due to construction at the Battleship we are not able to service the water taxi to and from it. Thank you for understanding.

We also have water taxi service called the Beeline to USS NC Battleship, Market Street the Hilton and Chandlers Wharf.

We arrive at the Battleship every half hour from 11am-5pm

Market Street 10 after and 20 till every hour from 11:10am-5:10pm

The Hilton 20 after every hour from 11:20am-5:20pm

Chandlers Wharf 10 till every hour from 10:50am-5:30pm
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  • We had visitors from Arizona, so we took the Wilmington Water Tours ride north. This is the trip that passes the Battleship NC. Great fun! Our captain was very informative and pointed out all the...  more »
  • This was our first Water Tour post Covid and it was even more fun, more interesting, more relaxing than earlier ones. What sets Wilmington Water Tours apart is the quality and knowledge of their...  more »
  • Best 50 minute river tour in Wilmington. Took it 2 years ago, loved it. Came back 2019 April for NC Aquarium nature talk on alligators ( got to pet one.... Larry). Kristen did an awesome, informative and kid-friendly talk during our north river tour Captain Ned, staff and crew were courteous, skillful and helpful. The river ride was smooth, although winds were up. Thanks for a wonderful Wilmington memory. Stan &Deb from Clayton, NC!!!!
  • If you're visiting Wilmington then this is absolute must on your to-do list. We went on the morning cruise upstream for some bird watching. The captain is a river-keeper and highly knowledged on the cape fear area. Its a true joy to listen to someone speak on topics they are passionate about. You can google and wiki all you want about the cape fear and Wilmington but you'll still discover more while on this tour. We took our 4y.o son who couldn't care less about learning anything and he still had a blast. The little bar is great for casual refreshments like soda, coffee, or deceivingly delicious bloody Mary's. I was a fan of the rum punch. The bathroom is very large and accommodating. We visited in late March and there was still a chill in the air but the boat has a vinyl zip down windows and was very warm. Y'all go on the cruise asap. You'll be glad you did.

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