Men: We love ‘em, but they can drive us a little crazy! If your wonderful husband or boyfriend is starting to get your goat, it’s time to take a little break. It’s time for Girls’ Night Out.

Cape Fear Riverboats would like to recommend the perfect remedy: A cruise on the Cape Fear River. There’s nothing as soothing as being out in nature, and being on the water is especially beautiful and refreshing. With balmy breezes and lovely views of Wilmington and environs, you and your friends will soon be ready to take on the world.

Take a Walk Along the River

A stroll on the Riverwalk in downtown Wilmington, NC is a ton of fun for Girls’ Night Out. You can stop and shop at a variety of stores along the Riverwalk, in the Cotton Exchange, or on Front Street.

Grab a bite to eat and a beverage before or after your cruise. If you’re keeping to an outdoor theme for your Girls’ Night Out, try one of these restaurants with awesome outdoor patios.

Before you make up your mind about refreshments, check out our new, updated River Grill. It’s right on the river so you get the breeze and the view even before you get on the boat! Beer, wine, and soda accompany great burgers and hot dogs and all the snack trimmings like fries, onion rings, and nachos. You can eat at the River Grill or bring your bites along for the boat ride.

What to Expect on Your Girls’ Night Out River Cruise

Cape Fear River Boats offers 1-hour sightseeing cruises on three riverboats: The Capt. J.N. Maffitt, the John Knox and Jacob’s Run, our newest boat. You’ll love the views of Wilmington from the water and the entertaining narration by our captain. Learn about:

  • The history of the Cape Fear River
  • Area marine, bird, and animal life
  • Highlights of Wilmington history
  • Fun facts about movies and TV shows filmed here

Bring a camera or your phone—you’ll want to take a lot of selfies on your Girls’ Night Out on the Cape Fear River!

We’re Easy to Find, Right on the Riverwalk

Head down to the foot of Dock Street right at Water Street to find our ticket booth, River Grill, and docks. Or buy your tickets online.

If your Girls’ Night Out means a big crowd, consider booking a charter cruise. Think about it: All your friends together on a scenic cruise on the Cape Fear River. See you there!


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