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Address: South Madison Street, Dravo Plaza on the Riverfront, Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone Number:
+1 302-530-5069

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Fun taxi ride

Met up with my brother to sightsee in Wilmington. This was a fun 1 hour ride goes up and down the river for 1/2 hr each way. We stayed for the round trip and the captain dropped... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2016
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

Captain has been conducting this service since 1999 and is very knowledgeable about the area he covers. We saw old and re-purposed shipbuilding plants, including the one in which the Kalmar Nyckel replica (now in Philly) was built and launched from in 1997. The amount of new housing along the Christina River is amazing. Highly suggest calling ahead for your... More 

2 Thank Mary C
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Met up with my brother to sightsee in Wilmington. This was a fun 1 hour ride goes up and down the river for 1/2 hr each way. We stayed for the round trip and the captain dropped us off at a restaurant and said we could come back in an hour for a pickup to our car if we wantes.... More 

Thank DiLav
Wilmington, Delaware
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We loved being on the River Taxi except that the narrator needed a microphone or loudspeaker. We could not hear what she was saying.

Thank keeptalkin21
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015

This was a wonderful little tour of Wilmington via the River Taxis. The Owner and Captain of the boat Mr. Adams was very friendly and knowledgeable of the history of the Wilmington waterfront. I would recommend this tour to others. Be sure to take the owner's number (1-302-530-5069) to call should you need info or if the boat is not... More 

2 Thank J S
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Today we took the river tour and it was way more fun than we ever expected. The guide/boat guy was great. We didn't expect there to be so much interesting history in the Wilmington riverfront. Definitely a must-ride.

5 Thank Larry S
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 July 2015

An interesting and fun trip down the river. The Captain knows his history and tells you about the history of the river in a fun and interesting way. Great way to spend an hour and get an overview of the area. It's also a great value.

Thank marydod
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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68 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2014

While visiting my cousin in Wilmington over the weekend, we all took this one hour boat trip down the Christina River. We had a terrific time and learned quite a bit of Wilmington and Delaware history in the process. We enjoyed the bird life too and wished we'd had a pair of binoculars along. Captain Lionel Hynson is the most... More 

2 Thank nanapapa-6
Bear, De
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38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2013

The Captain made the voyage entertaining and enjoyable. Extremely informative and very personable. I lived in Delaware all my life and didn't know many of the items he talked about.

6 Thank wlwynn99
Smyrna, Delaware
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31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2012

We had a family four fun pack and had been putting off using it. We were so wrong!!! Captian Lionel Hynson was absolutely the best. I am a August birthday and he serenaded me with happy birthday singing during the cruise. He is also a verbal library of the history of Wilmington and Delaware and not to mention Maryland as... More 

5 Thank TNTsmom02
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2012 via mobile

Captain Hynson's boating lessons, historical narratives and hysterical interactions with the passengers would make this a great value, even if the boat never left dock! My kids (ages 11 and 13) each got turns at the wheel (with the Captain close by enough to easily keep us out of trouble). The great time we had on this reasonably priced little... More 

2 Thank JohnnyBeeG00D

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