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
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!
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!
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?
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.
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!
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.