Plan an unforgettable birthday bash aboard a Cape Fear riverboat! Yes, our riverboats are available for charter so you can have a private, unusual birthday party for that special day. It’s something different!

We’re ready when you are—charters are available day or evening, co choose the time for your birthday cruise that works best for you.

Float Up to 48 Birthday Guests


Your guests, including the guest of honor, will love being out on the Cape Fear River with a fresh breeze and a unique view of Wilmington. Our captain can provide a narrated sightseeing tour so you can learn more about the river, local marine and animal life, the history of the area, and fun facts about the Wilmington film industry.

Choose one of our three riverboats for your birthday cruise. The John Knox seats 31 guests, and the Capt. J.N. Maffitt and our newest Cape Fear riverboat, Jacob’s Run, seat 48 people for a birthday river cruise.

Sit back and relax and enjoy the cruise.

Refreshment Options Abound Aboard Our Riverboats

The River Grill

Your birthday party guests will need refreshments. Bring along your own food and drink, or our newly expanded River Grill can provide it for you.

The River Grill, floating on the Cape Fear River, offers the best riverside burger in North Carolina! Sample our hot dogs, fries, onion rings, and more. Beer, wine and soft drinks are available and full ABC permits are in the works.

Pick up food to take along on the ride, or continue the party after your cruise at the River Grill, maximizing your time at the Cape Fear River. It’s great setting for a party. Clean restrooms are also available at the boarding area.

Cape Fear Riverboats Knows How to Throw a Party

We are the oldest continuously running cruise company in Wilmington, NC. We know how to make our guests happy so your birthday cruise will be a great success! Food, fun, water, sun—it’s a recipe for a great birthday party to mark a big birthday or just give your guests a great time!

As you cruise the Cape Fear River, you’ll be retracing the route of a vital lifeline for the South for more than 300 years. Bring your camera—you’ll want to take photos of the party and the scenery.

To make reservations for your Cape Fear River birthday cruise, call (910) 343-1611 or check our website. Follow us on Facebook for updates on all the new things happening down on the river!

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