Wilmington, NC – A Boater's Delight
The city of Wilmington sits nestled between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean. To tell the history of the area is to tell a story of boating. Early settlers, pirates, Civil War Blockade Runners…Wilmington’s rich history is one of the biggest lures for vacationers. The Port City has an undeniably fascinating background that can be explored and uncovered today.
With so many family-friendly boating destinations in the area, you'll have a hard time picking a favorite. Cruise up the Cape Fear River to downtown, Wilmington, raft up or island hop to popular local spots like Masonboro Island or Figure Eight Island, or take a day trip to Southport or Bald Head Island.
If fishing is your scene, there are great options for inshore fishing, or you can venture offshore in the Atlantic Ocean.
You can boat on the Cape Fear River or on the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) from Wrightsville Beach or Carolina Beach, and travel south to Florida, and beyond, to Texas, or north, all the way to Boston, MA.
Welcome to the new world of on-water exploration that Wilmington, North Carolina has to offer.
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