It’s with a heavy heart that we’re saying goodbye to the Henrietta III. On January 20, 2016, The Henrietta III was sold and will be departing downtown Wilmington, NC.
Captain Carl Marshburn originally brought the Henrietta to Wilmington, NC in 1988 and has added to our fleet through the years. This includes the Captain J.N. Maffitt and John Knox, two smaller boats, which will remain operating from the same Water Street dock.
“My goal has always been to create a quality attraction for Wilmington and that our citizens would adopt the Henrietta as “their boat. And I’m proud to say that we did.
Cape Fear Riverboats has always been a family-run business and being part of the community has always been vitally important to them. The Henrietta III may be heading for different waters, but we they are not. Cape Fear Riverboats will continue to run their other vessels: the Captain J.N. Maffitt and John Knox as well as our newest addition “Jacob’s Run” for sightseeing cruises, sunset cruises and private charters.
Weather permitting, Cape Fear Riverboats will be resuming sightseeing cruises on the Captain J.N. Maffitt and John Knox in April.
Locals and visitors that have purchased valid gift certificates for the Henrietta III are being contacted by Cape Fear Riverboats.