Daily Sightseeing Cruises on the Cape Fear River

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Cape Fear River Cruises

Take a 1-hour narrated historic daytime sightseeing cruise or evening sunset cruise! Our Captain will teach you all about the Cape Fear River and downtown Wilmington while you sit back and just enjoy the ride and the view. Buy food and drinks here before we head out, or bring your own!

Black River Nature Cruises

Take a 4-hour relaxing getaway p to the Black River, Narrated by coastal ecologist and author Andy Woods! This is a photographer’s dream, and a wonderful adventure. Buy food or drinks here before heading out, or bring your own!

Private Charters

Celebrate your special event by booking a private charter aboard the Captain Maffitt, or our Jacob’s Run. These are great for business parties, fun celebrations and family gatherings! We can accommodate up to 49 guests to fit your event’s specific needs.

Anne Bonny's Bar & Grill

Anne Bonny’s Bar & Grill serving the best riverside surf and turf pub fare with items such as tacos, burgers, sandwiches, nachos and wings. Plus, enjoy their new Lazy Jack’s Ice Cream Shack at the dock!
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Gift Cards

Make it easy! Give the gift of an hour (or four) on the river. Great for couples, groups, or folks who need a break to refresh their minds.

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Captain J.N. Maffitt Sightseeing Cruise Boat

Captain J.N. Maffitt

Jacob's Run

See What People are Saying!

I loved every minute of the trip we took. The staff was very professional and friendly. The captain was also very knowledgeable when it came time for his narration. Sitting out on the front of the boat was just so relaxing. A perfect way to spend our last night on our honeymoon.

Michelle Ann Schuetrump

My husband and I took the sightseeing cruise this past weekend for our 28th anniversary. The views and historical narration were fantastic! Great crew!

Robin Ritchie Seropian

Went on my first CFR dinner cruise after being here 17 years. Captain Carl is the most experienced Captain on the river, and the experience is the perfect mix of party and private. The views are great, and the cruise what just long enough. Good value and you’re in good hands on an interesting river.

Pious Choi

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