Cape Fear River in Wilmington, NC, stunning on its own, is highlighted by nearly two miles of Riverwalk and that is just the beginning! In addition to natural beauty the Cape Fear River area in Wilmington has antebellum architecture lining its banks as well as beautiful gardens ready to astound visitors. After a day of touring the plantations of Wilmington, visitors can take a horse drawn carriage ride, or take a ghost tour before sampling some great port city cuisine. And with the area so steeped in history try a guided history walking tour of Wilmington, or a haunted pub crawl through the watering holes of Wilmington. Just over the bridge spanning Cape Fear is the Battleship, open to visitors, highlighting our brave men who fought over 70 years ago. Beautiful downtown Wilmington has so many things to do, but don’t forget about its neighbors; Kure Beach, Carolina Beach, and Wrightsville Beach.
Wilmington Local Businesses
Feel Good Fishing Charters & Adventures:
The inshore and nearshore Charter fishing on the southern North Carolina coast can be exciting, hot and fun! We go up to 20 miles offshore. Come and join us as we fish the inlets, estuaries, creeks, flats and nearshore wrecks/ledges on this beautiful coast. We can customize your trip to your specific needs. Also try presenting the perfect fly on salt water and feeling that initial strike! Then the stripped line hissing and rattling as it shoot through your hands and tackle with a custom fly fishing trip. Or maybe you just want to charter the boat for the day and head off to a quiet secluded spot or cruise down to Bald Head Island or Southport for a scrumptious lunch and enjoy all the sights on the way?
Entropy Boat Rentals:
Explore the real coast in a roomy, spirited Sea Mark Boat! Our boats are 21' and will accommodate up to 10 adults. We are the only Wilmington boat rental company that properly powers our fleet of boats and our 1/2 day is 6 hours and our full day is 12 hours. All of our boats are fully equipped with US Coast Guard approved safety equipment as well as marine radios, compass and inshore/near shore maps and GPS is available. Masonboro is known for having better waves for surfing and more often than not, there are an abundance of shells for the taking! Or we also have skis, tubes, and hydroslides available for rent. Kayak and Stand Up Paddleboard rentals for the Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach and surrounding areas are also available and we offer a sailboat rental too!
We offer one of a kind SUP lessons and tours that give students of any age, size, or water experience a unique and fun, go at your own pace adventure. Explore the various options that Stand Up Paddle (SUP) has to offer based on your skill level and comfort zone. We’ll provide you with a fun and easy outdoor water activity so leave your worries on land and let’s glide through the beautiful flatwater of the southern North Carolina waterways and pristine Atlantic Ocean. We are experienced, avid watermen and women who enjoy sharing the knowledge and love for the sport of stand up paddle boarding and surfing. We will help guide you through one of the most memorable intracoastal tours and ocean excursions. We look forward to paddling with you soon!
Parrot Head Charters & Recreational Boating Services:
Capt. Tom, a U. S. Coast Guard licensed captain, and his wife Joan provide non-fishing excursions/boat rides for vacationers and residents on Parrot Head II, showing parties of up to 6, the sights of the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW), Southport, Oak Island, Bald Head Island, Holden Beach, Wilmington and the Cape Fear and Lockwood Folly Rivers from a uniquely different perspective that only the waterfront can provide. Their "On-the-water Limousine Service" enables you to treat your family or guests to unique experiences tailored to your needs, including (but not limited to), dolphin watching, boating to restaurants for lunch or dinner, sunrise and sunset cruises or wedding events. Whether you engage him for your special boat trip, improving your boat handling skills, or care of your boat we offer a unique experience for you and your family!
Whipsaw Fishing Charters:
Want an unforgettable Wrightsville Beach Fishing Charter experience? Then come fish with the BEST, the one that taught all the rest! Whipsaw Fishing Charters offers the best inshore or offshore fishing in the Wrightsville Beach area. On his legendary 42' Custom Carolina Sport fish and with over 30 years of commercial and sport fishing experience, Captain Robbie Wolfe will show you what it really means to fish. Whipsaw Fishing Charters is located in one of the best sport fishing locations on the East Coast. Aside from great fishing, Masonboro inlet is also one of the safest ocean entry points on the coast, far superior to others located nearby. What does this mean to you? It means that not only is your Wrightsville Beach Fishing Charter going to be exciting and fun, but safe as well.
Seaside Linens & Beach Equipment Rentals:
Seaside Linen & Rental Company proudly serves the beautiful beaches of southeastern North Carolina with the highest quality linen and towel rentals. We also specialize in beach chair rentals, beach umbrella rentals, bike rentals and top quality, safety certified, baby equipment including full size cribs, high chairs, jog stollers all that help lighten your travel load and help make your stay more enjoyable. We are extremely particular about the quality items we rent, and our commitment to bringing you bright, clean, high-quality linens and our beach equipment rentals are as convenient and dependable as our other services. Complete our online order request form or give us a call and let us show you how we’ve made it easy for you to make the most of your stay at the beach!