This summer, hungry people strolling on downtown Wilmington’s Riverwalk will have a new place to find refreshment: The River Grill!

Floating on the Cape Fear River at the foot of Dock Street, the River Grill has offered snacks and sips for some time. But we’re working on an overhaul of the Barge so we can bring you an expanded menu and live music, too!

Before or After Your Cruise, Grab a Bite


We’ve said goodbye to the Henrietta III (and are still looking for a replacement), and we’re welcoming our newest boat, Jacob’s Run. The Captain J.N.Maffitt and the John Knox are ready for duty, too. The Barge makes a great part of your Cape Fear River Tours & Charters cruise experience.

While you wait for your cruise on the Cape Fear River, try a bite from our new, expanded kitchen. We’ll be offering burgers, hotdogs, fries, onion rings, and more. Pick up a snack up for the ride!

You can stop by if you’re just wandering on the Riverwalk, of course. Beer, wine and soft drinks are available with a full ABC permits coming soon. The River Grill has just the right sustenance to keep you going on your Wilmington water tour!

The River Grill is on the Cape Fear River

Wilmington NC Day Trip

Buy your cruise tickets at our ticket booth on Wilmington’s Riverwalk at Water and Dock Streets. Then step across the Riverwalk and onto the The Barge. Floating on the Cape Fear River with an amazing view of the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge on one side and the USS NORTH CAROLINA Battleship on the other side, you simply can’t get any closer to the water without being wet!

The new, expanded River Grill is slated to open this summer. Hours will 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.

A Wilmington Sightseeing Cruise is the Best Way to See Wilmington, NC

It’s a great time of year to get out on the water, and a cruise on a Cape Fear River Tour Boat is the best way to see Wilmington, NC. You’ll love our narrated sightseeing tours aboard the Captain J.N. Maffitt, the John Knox, and our newest boat, Jacob’s Run. Hear tales of our area’s history while you enjoy fresh breezes and see the city neatly lined up along the shore.

Private daytime and evening charters are also available for weddings, reunions, birthday parties, and all types of events. And we believe a Cape Fear River cruise is always the way to make a date extra special.

See you on the river!

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