Business meetings are fun, right? We all look forward to our next meeting—right?

At Cape Fear Riverboats, we know a way that you really CAN get your staff to look forward to and enjoy your next meeting. Take your meeting out on the Cape Fear River!

We have everything you need for a great meeting:

  • Room for up to 48 people. Choose from our three boats: the J.N. Maffitt, the John Knox, or Jacob’s Run. We’re the oldest continuously running cruise company in Wilmington, so you can count on us to keep everything shipshape for your meeting.
  • The most scenic meeting venue in Wilmington NC. It doesn’t get any prettier than this! Enjoy our 1-hour cruises on the Cape Fear River with excellent views of downtown Wilmington, the bridge, the battleship, and the natural beauty that surrounds us.
  • Fresh air and river breezes. We’ve grown to dread stuffy, sleep-inducing conference rooms. It’s a pleasant change to take your meeting out on the Cape Fear River, where your staff can enjoy nice weather and fresh breezes.
  • Private charters. Small meetings can assemble at our ticket booth for a scheduled cruise, but for a crowd, you’ll want to charter a private cruise just for your employees. That way you can discuss company secrets in private—we’ll never tell. And you’ll be assured of plenty of seating, too.

A Lunch Meeting is the Best Meeting


An army travels on its stomach, and the same goes for your own troupe. That’s why a lunch meeting on a Cape Fear river cruise is the best way to meet.

Our dockside River Grill expanded this year, and we serve the best riverside burger in North Carolina! Order a meal for your meeting attendees and eat at the River Grill or take the food aboard your boat to eat during the cruise and meeting. We offer:

  • Burgers
  • Hot dogs
  • Chicken tenders
  • BLTs
  • Fries and onion rings
  • Nachos
  • Soft drinks and water
  • Beer and wine


You can bring your own food along, if you prefer.

Our Sightseeing Cruises Are a Great Way to Begin a Meeting


Our riverboat captain loves to tell tales of Wilmington’s history, including fun facts about movies and TV shows made in Wilmington. And he discusses the natural history of local birds and wildlife on our regular narrated sightseeing cruise.

Our narrated cruise makes a great start for your lunch meeting! Your staff can relax, have a bite, and look around before settling down to business on your lunchtime river cruise meeting.

Space For Corporate Team Building Activities

Get your staff outdoors and enjoy food, beverages, and all the amenities on your boat and the dockside barge. Attention to detail makes us the best location for corporate team activities.


To get started on planning your lunchtime meeting on the Cape Fear River, call Cape Fear Riverboats at (910) 343-1611. We have everything you need and we can’t wait to set sail!

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