Cape Fear Riverboats is downtown Wilmington’s longest continuously running boat tour. We’ve been offering a wide range of scenic Cape Fear River cruises since 1987. Our offers include narrated history and sightseeing tours, private charters, and exclusive nature tours with local ecologist Andy Wood. Our tours and charters offer downtown Wilmington visitors and locals an exciting yet relaxing option for holiday parties, anniversaries, birthdays, cocktail parties, romantic dates, and family reunions. Welcome aboard!
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Captain J.N. Maffitt
Daily Sightseeing Cruises on the Cape Fear River
Space is limited – Book online today!
Downtown Wilmington’s best daily tour! This 1-hour narrated historic tour is offered throughout the day for the sunset. Our Captain will teach you all about the Cape Fear River and downtown Wilmington. Buy food and drinks here before we head out, or bring your own!
Take a 4-hour relaxing getaway to the pristine Black River, a local ecological hot spot. Narrated by coastal ecologist and author Andy Wood, This tour offers plenty of photo opportunities and a bit of an adventure, all from the heart of downtown Wilmington.
Celebrate your special event by booking a private charter aboard one our two vessels. Whether sightseeing or just crusing, we can accommodate up to 49 guests to fit your specific needs. Bring your own food, beverages (coolers welcome), and even your own music! Our boat becomes your’s….
See What People are Saying!
We took the sunset boat tour. I was able to get some great pictures from the water of the downtown Wilmington area, bridges, battleship, and sunset. The information given was interesting. Staff was kind and helpful. It was something different and enjoyable to do.Kara Regan