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What a terrific year 2015 has been! We at Cape Fear Riverboats have been remembering our Henrietta III highlights of 2015, and we’d like to share some of this year’s best moments with you.

Our Sightseeing Lunch Tour Brightens Each Day

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Every day we get to take you out on a cruise, tell you about the sights along the Cape Fear River, and serve you a nice meal. We think this is a pretty cool job, and we want to say thank you to all the Wilmington residents who have brightened our day on our sightseeing tours!

Our Favorite Photo Friday Contests Showed off Local Beauty and Talent

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Check out some of our favorites of 2015 here.

The Fourth of July Lit Up the Cape Fear River

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The best place to watch the Fourth of July Fireworks is from the docks of the Henrietta III. It’s our pleasure to take you on a Fourth of July cruise before the fireworks and show off our great river.

Couples Tied the Knot Aboard the Henrietta

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There’s nothing we love more than a wedding aboard ship. The Henrietta III hosted quite a few weddings in 2015, especially in the spring. It’s one of the highlights of our year to make a local couple’s wedding day perfect. Thanks, Wilmington, for sharing your special day with us!

Just Lot’s of Romance in General

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Birthdays Aboard the Henrietta III

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We were fortunate enough to host birthday parties of some of Wilmington’s local celebrities. We can’t name names, but you know them! Wilmington’s elite love to get out on the river and have some fun when their big day comes.

Riverfest Celebrates the Cape Fear River

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Even though it was postponed due to inclement weather, Wilmington’s Riverfest was one of the highlights of 2015 for us. We love the Cape Fear River, and we love the music, shows, parties, and rides that celebrate it. And those fireworks!

Wilmington Epic Explorer Selfie Challenge

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We loved your replies to #ILMExplorerSelfie! With all the iconic people, sites, history, and attractions to explore in Wilmington, it was great to get out and show your face to the world. And thanks for all the selfies aboard the Henrietta III!

Holiday Parties for the Record Books

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There were one or two work parties and at least one family holiday party where even the staff of the Henrietta III didn’t want to go home. Thanks for the fun!

Santa Cruise Entertains Kids and Helps Needy

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There were quite a few children with stars in their eyes when they met Santa aboard the Henrietta III this December. And their parents generously donated food and cash to help Wilmington’s less fortunate. The Santa Cruise sells put every year, and every year it warms our heart.


These are just a few of the highlights from 2015. We enjoyed our Murder Mystery Cruises, Dinner Cruises, and other special events such as Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day. But mostly we loved sharing our beautiful Cape Fear River with you aboard our beautiful riverboat, the Henrietta III. Thanks for a great 2015, Wilmington! See you in 2016!

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