Black River Nature Cruise
Visiting the Black River is a true adventure
Our Black River Nature Cruise is an opportunity to see a cypress swamp river still preserved almost as it appeared to the early settlers when they visited the river for the first time. This is a Nature Cruise and nature abounds along both banks of the river as we cruise up The Cape Fear River and enter The Black River. Our naturalist Andy Wood will be pointing out and giving you an interpretation of the many interesting and natural wonders you will see on this trip. We schedule three of these cruises a month starting in May and running thru October. Two cruises will be run on Wednesday mornings and one Saturday morning cruise. Check our web site for dates and reservations should be made ahead of the day of sailing as these cruises usually run full. Due to the length of the cruise passengers may bring their own lunches however beverages should be purchased on board from our fully equipped bar. Some food and snacks are available for purchase on board. You can enjoy these cruises from our canopy covered open air deck or the climate controlled deck with two clean restrooms. Weather is not a problem as we are fully protected.
On this 4 hour Black River Nature Cruise, just minutes after leaving the dock, guests will experience:
- Miles of scenic wilderness just outside downtown Wilmington
- Expert narration on the local plant and wildlife from local coastal ecologist Andy Wood, a local legend!
- A river that appears almost as it did to the early explorers
- The relaxing sounds of the breeze through beautiful trees
Nature enthusiasts and photographers alike will enjoy the slow-moving, amber-colored waters, framed by spectacular swamp forests. Highlights include seasonal wildflowers and ancient old-growth cypress trees.
Enthusiastic, thoughtful, and knowledgeable narration from Andy Wood set this tour apart from any other nature tour in the area. You quite simply will not forget this experience.