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
Silver Coast Winery:
Discover the hidden treasures of the Silver Coast! Silver Coast Winery is an active wine making facility located just inland of Ocean Isle Beach. Visit us to learn about winemaking from the grape to the bottle and during your visit relax and have a wine tasting with one of our friendly staff, browse our gift shops and our eclectic art gallery featuring local artists. All wines are produced in-house by Award Winning Winemaker, Dana Keeler, with regionally grown grapes and winery tours are complimentary! Silver Coast Winery is located in a beautiful woodland setting just minutes away from the beach. The Barrel Room, with it's enchanting waterfall, the outdoor patio and vineyard are perfect for special events. We specialize in wedding ceremonies, receptions, and rehearsal dinners from small intimate gatherings to large banquets.
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!
Wrightsville Beach Jet Ski Rentals:
We are the Southern North Carolina’s number one watercraft rental source! Serving the areas of Wrightsville Beach, NC & Wilmington Area Beaches, we offer top of the line Yamaha jet skis to assure you a great ride! These skis are the most reliable, fuel-efficient machines on the market and definitely have the edge on out performing their competition. Wrightsville Beach jet Ski Rentals is North Carolina's most trusted jet ski and personal watercraft rental company. We have been serving the watercraft rental needs of both vacationers and the local community since 2005. Whether planning your vacation or just looking for a fun day on the water, we have got you covered. Contact us and we will be happy to make your vacation one in which you will never forget.
Cape Fear River Adventures:
I’d like to invite you on a trip of a lifetime. We go into the backwaters of the local rivers to capture our beautiful wildlife up close. Here in Wilmington, a vast amount of our history is on the river. The river is full of mysteries form sunken ships to the oldest known living Cypress trees, including a 2500 year old Cypress found in the “Three Sisters” swamp. We use kayaks and canoes for larger groups into these narrower places and our 24ft Carolina Skiff or 18ft Simmons for groups up to six. Come join Capt. Charles Robbins for a treasure hunt, a boat ride, fishing for fun, camping, kayaking and canoeing on the Cape Fear River and its many tributaries, we enjoy focusing on teaching kids and adults about outdoor skills!
On My Way Charters:
OnMyWay has been fishing these waters for over 25 years! We cater to everyone, from the seasoned angler to first timers! We are conveniently located on the Intracoastal Waterway between Carolina and Wrightsville Beach, NC and specialize in offshore and near shore light tackle fishing. Our very popular ½ day (5 hour) trip is great for families. Looking to go further offshore try the 7 hour (3/4 day) trip going from 10 to 25 miles off shore trolling for kings, mahi, sailfish and more! We also do full day 10 hour trolling/bottom trips catching grouper, snapper and more! Ultimate adventure is the 12 hour Gulf Stream trips where you have 8 hours of fishing time on the break! Our goal is always to provide you with the most enjoyable and safe fishing adventure possible!
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!