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Cape Fear Adventures

“We are a small, family owned and operated canoe and kayak outfitter. We specialize in canoe and kayak rentals on the Upper Cape Fear River. Cape Fear River Adventures is based out of Lillington, which is a short drive from Raleigh, Fayetteville, and many of their surrounding areas. We have many river trips to offer, from flat-water family outings to a day of adventure you won’t soon forget! Get up-close and personal with abundant wildlife and beautiful scenery. The best thing is: we’re right in your “backyard”. Come spend a day with us and we promise to show you how a river’s run.”

Address:  100-A S Main St. Lillington, NC 27546
Phone:  (910) 891-9348

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Cape Fear River Expeditions

“Here at The Expedition Organization we pride ourselves on offering the best equipment to safely enjoy your North Carolina river tours. However, we are most proud of our staff. Each expedition is special because of the knowledge and passion our guides bring to every tour. We strive to make each tour exciting, entertaining and informative. What separates us from other outfitters and guides is our ability to give the participant access to unique aquatic environments in Southeastern, North Carolina. Quite simply, we love to explore by kayak and our knowledge and expertise in that area are unrivaled.”
Address:  102 Brookwood Avenue  Wilmington, NC 28403
Phone:   (910) 200-1594
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Cape Fear Outfitters

Cape Fear Outfitters offer year-round tours and water-oriented adventures for up to 25 people to Masonboro Island, Zeke’s Island, the Black River, and Cape Fear River. Reservations are required.

Address: 1934-A Eastwood Road, Wilmington North Carolina
Phone 910-256-1258

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Cape Fear River Boat Rides

Freddie Mims is licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard and is Flotilla Commander for the local Coast Guard Auxiliary. He offers 2, 4 and 8 hour rides on the Cape Fear River. His cruises start at Riverside Marine at Cambellton Landing. Prices vary depending on the size of the group. Group discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Military and Senior discounts available and children 12 and under are free. Call for more information.
Address: 1122 Person Street; Fayetteville, NC 28312
Phone: (910) 709-1758
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Cape Fear Riverboats

Welcome aboard the Capt. J.N. Maffitt, John Knox and Jacob’s Run, from the oldest continuously running cruise company in Wilmington, NC. You will be cruising on the Cape Fear River, famous as a vital lifeline for the South for more than 300 years. Sit back, relax, and take it all in. It truly is an area of the world like no other!  In addition to the beautiful views, you will enjoy educational and entertaining narration by our captain.

Address: 101 S Water St. #1; Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: (910) 343-1611

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Wilmington Water Taxi

Wilmington Water Tours has launched the start of its newest business, a water taxi service that Capt. Doug Springer hopes will eventually serve all of the Cape Fear River around Wilmington.

The business has been dubbed Beeline and the first of its boats, The Busy Bee, began running June 27. The 31 passenger boat costs $8 for adults, $4 for children between 3 and 12 years old, and free for children younger than 3. It operates from the foot of Market Street and leaves every 15 minutes, taking passengers to the Battleship North Carolina and Chandler’s Wharf before returning to Market Street.

The Bizzy Bee is the only water taxi serving downtown Wilmington, and Springer envisions a business that will one day serve a larger territory.

Address:  212 S. Water Street; Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: (910) 338-3134

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Wilmington Water Tours

Moved by their love for the Cape Fear River, the owners decided to found Wilmington Water Tours in order to share with others the history and beauty of this region.  Their passion then created, “The Wilmington” a state of the art, fully enclosed and handicapped accessible motorized catamaran, which can accommodate up to 49 passengers.

Wilmington Water Tours is based in Historic Downtown Wilmington, North Carolina.  We are here to serve the city and the exciting, always changing riverfront.  We offer daily narrated cruises and private charters.  Passengers board the vessel to explore the waters of the mysterious Cape Fear River, while also learning about the history,

The Wilmington is the first and finest state-of-the-art catamaran to serve Historic Downtown Wilmington, NC.  She has a wake cancelling design and is fully enclosed (heat if needed).  She is handicap accessible and offers a flexible layout for comfortable seating up to 49 guests.  All ABC permits and spacious restroom complete our package.  Come downtown and visit us, you’ll be impressed with our 46′ catamaran, the Wilmington.

Address: 212 S. Water Street; Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: (910) 338-3134

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