Monthly Archives: April 2016

From Boating to Boatyards: Marine Services in Wilmington

As a destination for boat repair, Wilmington has much to offer. The 10-mile stretch from Historic Downtown to Wrightsville Beach offers onshore diversity and ease of access, with Wilmington International Airport (ILM) just three miles from Port City Marina proper.

“Boaters using our services might spend a couple nights at the downtown Hilton, then a couple nights at Wrightsville Beach. They love the variety of the area,” says Tricia Bennett, of Bennett Brothers Yachts.

In the waters surrounding Port City Marina, both up and down the Cape Fear River, and along the Intracoastal Waterway, the Wilmington area’s boatyards are convenient, comprehensive, and competitive in the field.

Here’s an alphabetical round-up of our area’s main venues, making your sail up the Cape Fear strategic, as well as scenic. Continue reading

The Lollygagger’s Guide to the Wilmington Riverwalk

Cape Fear Memorial Bridge

Family Time on the Horizon

Winding along the Cape Fear River and dipping into Historic Downtown Wilmington, and now, stretching nearly two miles—from bridge to bridge—Wilmington’s extended Riverwalk offers an intimate look at life in the Port City. From sunrise to sunset, from merchant ships to tugboats to runners, bikers, and local fisherman, what happens in Wilmington truly happens along the banks of the Riverwalk.

Let’s start downriver and work our way uptown, to the extended pathways and the expanding riverfront. Continue reading