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Sightseeing Cruise Wilmington NC

Cape Fear River Sightseeing Cruise

Welcome aboard the Capt. J.N. Maffitt, and Jacob’s Run! You will be cruising along downtown Wilmington via the Cape Fear River, a vital lifeline for the South for more than 300 years. Sit back, relax, and enjoy learning about the history of the area from one of our local captains.

Cape Fear River Sunset Cruise

Take our newest Henrietta out on the river for a 1 and-a-half hour Saturday sunset cruise! The on-board bar will be open and light snacks will be available. This cruise is all about relaxing and taking in the sites of downtown Wilmington with friends and family.

Wilmington NC Private Charters

Cape Fear River Sunset Cruise

Host your next event cruising along downtown Wilmington’s Riverwalk. Our boats are available for charter anytime although the sunset hours are the most popular. You can bring your own food, beverages, and music to make this a special experience for you and your group.

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!

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

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

Enjoy the Beauty of the Cape Fear River

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