Once a year comes a day just for you and your sweetie. It’s a day for romance with all the trimmings, a day to let your dear one know how much they mean. Your anniversary is a day to celebrate what the both of you are together.

Celebrate your anniversary with dinner and a Cape Fear River cruise! This unusual and very romantic date makes a perfect anniversary outing. Here’s why dinner and a river cruise make the perfect anniversary date:

1. The Cape Fear River is an Amazing Place

Get out on the water for your anniversary! With natural beauty and the best view of downtown Wilmington, a river cruise is a beautiful ride. The fresh river breezes cool you off and lift all manner of shorebirds for you to watch. Take your spouse or partner back in time and see the Cape Fear River as people have been seeing it for hundreds of years.

2. Take a Group or Private Boat Cruise

Our 1-hour narrated sightseeing cruises aboard the Capt. J.N. Maffitt, John Knox or Jacob’s Run include description by our captain of a little history, a little natural history, and some fun facts about Wilmington’s film industry.

Did you know you can book a private charter? You can charter a boat for up to 48 passengers and throw an anniversary party aboard a Cape Fear Riverboat. That’s an anniversary to remember!

3. Sunset Cruises Pack a Romantic Punch

Experience the Cape Fear at its most serene on our romantic 1-hour Scenic Evening Cruise. While wildlife settles down for the evening and sunset lights the sky, you and your anniversary partner will enjoy a memorable cruise.

4. Bring Along the Wine and Snacks

It’s easy to bring along refreshments: Anne Bonny’s Bar and Grill, right at our boarding dock on the Riverwalk at the foot of Dock Street, has what you need.  Here you’ll find the finest riverside burgers in North Carolina as well as po boys, tacos, grilled street corn, and plenty of snacks.

Anniversaries can make you thirsty, so Anne Bonny’s also offers beer, wine, cocktails, and soda. Enjoy your food and drink at the barge restaurant or take it along with you during your cruise.

5. Beautiful Downtown Wilmington Makes a Great Backdrop for Your Anniversary

Your anniversary dinner and river cruise are easy to find. The Cape Fear Riverboat ticket booth and Anne Bonny’s Bar and Grill are right on the Riverwalk at Dock and Water Streets. So if you’re not in a hurry to get home after your romantic anniversary cruise, stroll through downtown Wilmington and enjoy shopping, music, nightlife, tours, and more.

Happy anniversary from our family to yours!

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