Our boat tours are true eco excursions, we are all about exploring remote places. The tour boat is a 18 passenger U.S. Coast Guard Inspected vessel, it was custom built to specifically experience nature and wildlife, designed for shallow water uncharted type excursions. We get as close to all the sights as possible, we can literally park our tour boat on the beach. Tour boat is open air, with upfront covered passenger seating with 360 degree unobstructed views, you are literally seated along the edge of the water. The captain will transport you to the best places to view the sights, from wildlife to lighthouses, all while you learn about the maritime history of the area. The open air small boat experience provides an immersion with the landscape, all while allowing us to quietly and closely approach the natural environment in away no other tour boat can. *THIS IS NOT a slow cabin cruiser wine and cheese type tour, short ferry boat ride or booze cruise that only go around in circles for a few miles. Your captain will cruise at speeds which will require you to hold on to your hat, this tour is for you if you think wind and a sea spray make for a good day. We cover all the local sights, exploring over 20 miles of area waterways, including the back waters channels of the lower Cape Fear Riverand ICW waterways around Southport, Oak Island and Bald Head Island.
LIGHTHOUSES – DOLPHINS – SALT MARSHES
Explore the lower Cape Fear River waters around Southport, Oak Island, Bald Head Island, Battery Island bird sanctuary, Zeke’s Island Preserve, Fort Caswell, Old Baldy and Oak Island lighthouses. During the holidays and the high season (June, July, August) it is important to reserve boat tours as far in advance as possible. Our boat tours and sunset cruise depart daily from our boat slip C- 13 located at the South Harbour Village Marina in Southport, NC, a short drive from Oak Island, Holden Beach, Ocean Isle Beach, Sunset Beach and Wilmington. Book online or call 910-212-4840.
WE LIMIT OUR GROUP TOURS TO MAXIMUM OF 14 PASSENGERS TO ASSURE FOR A MUCH MORE COMFORTABLE GROUP EXPERIENCE. WE DO ALLOW UP TO 18 PASSENGERS ON PRIVATE CHARTERS.
PRIVATE CHARTERS & BOAT RENTALS
Boat Rentals with Captain
Private customized boat charters that are prearranged between you, our staff and the captain.
Private Charter Rates:
1.5 hr. Sightseeing Charter – $395
2 hr. Sunset Cruise – $450
*Rates include up to 14 Passengers
Points of interest: Southport, Oak Island, Fort Caswell, Bald Head Island, Battery Island Bird Sanctuary, Zeke’s Island Preserve, Oak Island and Old Baldy Lighthouses. Includes Local History, Maritime History, Dolphins, Sea Birds, Cape Fear River and Intracoastal
To reserve call 910-212-4840
Scenic Boat Tours & Sunset Cruise
Boat Tours & Sunset Cruise
Scenic boat tours and sunset cruise that explore the waters of the lower Cape Fear River around Southport, oak Island and Bald Head Island.
What’s Your Boat Tour Refund/Cancelation Policy?
Reservations must be canceled 48 hours before the reserved date of scheduled boat tour. If you scheduled a Monday tour, then you must cancel the Saturday, 2 days before in order to receive a full refund. If we cancel a boat tour do to weather we then give you the option to reschedule or have us issue an immediate refund.
Do we offer private boat tours?
Yes, though private boat tours can not be reserved online. Call us to reserve a private tour as far in advance as possible.
Are Reservations Required?
Yes, all boat tours must be reserved in advance with a credit card before scheduled departure time.
What if there is Bad Weather?
All boat tours are dependent on the weather and things like wind, tide, current are always factors. Boat tours are fun, but Safety First is always practiced and if there is any reason for caution we will cancel tours. We will notify everyone as soon as possible once we decide to cancel a tour. Our goal to make a determination 2 hours before a scheduled tour time, but sometimes weather can abruptly change at tour time then the captain will then make a go or not go decision.