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
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!
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?
Nauti Times Boat Rentals:
Our boat rentals allow you to captain your own boat for a half day, day, or a week. You can cruise the Intracoastal Waterway, find a private beach, fish the ICW, or explore the Cape Fear River. We are the only boat rental company centrally located in beautiful Wrightsville Beach. We have free parking and an onsite fuel station where you can also purchase water, beer, soda and ice. Our central location puts you minutes away from Masonboro Island, the waterside restaurants with docks, and many other stunning locations on the ICW, meaning less travel time and less money wasted on fuel. We currently offer three Center Console Carolina Skiffs. Add a tube, wakeboard, skis or a knee board for some real fun on the water. Go Have Some Fun!
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!
Fortune Hunter Charters:
Fortune Hunter Charters out of Wrightsville Beach, NC, specializes in trolling for Spanish and King mackerel, as well as cobia, mahi-mahi and sailfish. The Captain of the Fortune Hunter is Captain Jimmy Vass. Born and raised around the beach, Capt. Jimmy has worked in the marine business for over 30 years. He started Fortune Hunter Charters in 1983 and his laid back personality helps to create a relaxed and fun atmosphere for all aboard, from the beginner to the most seasoned angler. Fishing Charters accommodate up to 6 people and include custom tackle, complementary beverages, complementary fish cleaning, an experienced mate and safe & comfortable conditions. Come fish with the Fortune Hunter and experience the excitement and the fun, he is ready to share his knowledge of fishing with all!
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.