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Cape Fear River

Wilmington, NC
+1 800-676-0162
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Waterway along the Town

This is the historic waterway upon which Wilmington was founded. The river moves slow and sure and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Angelo S
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Hilliard, Ohio
Historical

We took a boat tour on the river. It was very interesting. There was a lot to see. We ant to do it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
lidskidsliddia
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Terra Alta, West Virginia
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The most industrialized of all North Carolina's rivers, this water system stretches 200 miles through the heart of the North Carolina piedmont, crossing the coastal plain, and empties into the Atlantic near Southport.
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“cape fear” (23 reviews)
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Wilmington, NC
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+1 800-676-0162
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the historic waterway upon which Wilmington was founded. The river moves slow and sure and there are some water ferries to move you across if you don't want to drive form the downtown to get over to the historical ships. There are a...More

Thank Angelo S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a boat tour on the river. It was very interesting. There was a lot to see. We ant to do it again in case we missed anything.

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Reviewed 12 July 2018

Strolling on the Riverwalk along the Cape Fear River is plesant. There are shops and resturants and a view of the USS North Carolina. River crusises are available.

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Reviewed 5 July 2018

This was the most amazing cite. The Coast Guard boat came in and there were families waiting to see their love ones,

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Reviewed 4 July 2018

Go to battle ship, go downtown, put your boat in the water, so much to see and do in wiliminton. You will want to try a little of it all, food , beaches entertainment.

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Short trip from work wish I could have made it here a little earlier. Loved the candy shop downtown and the history

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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Take a walk on the Riverwalk to see the Cape Fear River from restaurants, bars and shops. A must see in Wilmington!

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Reviewed 19 May 2018

We just visited Wilmington and we spent a lot of time on the riverfront. It is a beautiful area and the walkway is long enough to get in a good walk. We also took one boat ride on the Cape Fear River. From a boat,...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

I live downtown and see this place lit up beautifully at night. I’ve heard several friends speak of the good food and service there. I decided to give it a try on a Saturday night. On arriving at the entrance of the Embassy Suites hotel,...More

Thank Bryan B
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

For $12, taking a boat tour is a deal! We had awesome bloody Mary's from the bar, while taking in the history from local boat owners. Cape Fear really has a cool history with it's port and uses of international commerce. We really enjoyed learning,...More

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