The City of Wilmington, North Carolina is known throughout the United States for historic attractions and beautiful scenery. Guided tours of the city offer a personalized experience that brings the century’s old history of Wilmington back to life. Below are some of the most well-known and unique guided tour experiences offered in our city.
Probably the most innovative tour in town, Cape Fear Segway Tours offer fun way to see Wilmington. Participants cruise around historic downtown and the riverfront on a Segway. One-hour or two-hour guided tours are offered of the historic district. Along the way, you’ll learn about Wilmington’s storied history, its stately mansions, and its film and television locations. Prices range from $35-$55.
The Wilmington is the first and finest state-of-the-art catamaran to serve Historic Downtown Wilmington, NC. The 46’ catamaran offers a variety of scheduled cruises and customizable private charters. Cruises and tours are offered mornings, afternoons and evenings throughout the year. Schedules and specific cruises vary by season. Choose between historic eco-tours, sunset cruises or narrated tours of the beautiful Cape Fear waterways. The Wilmington offers a full bar including beer, wine, and mixed drinks. Visit the website for varying ticket prices.
Ghost tours take participants through creepy tales of the city’s history. Nighttime visits to centuries old graveyards, along marinas and past historic homes thought by some to house the spirits of ghosts will have you entertained. Hear tales past and present, including the most recent encounters with these spirits. Tickets are $13 for adults and $11 for students, seniors and military.
Experience the history and flavors of Pleasure Island with Tasting History Tours, a walking tour through Carolina Beach. Tasting History invites you to see historical landmarks, hear the island’s history and taste the flavors that local restaurants have to offer. They stop at 5-6 restaurants for tastings and the tour is about 2 1/2 hours. Tickets are $32.
Drink a pint in old Wilmington’s most actively haunted pubs. This tours last two and a half hours and is open only to adults age 21 and older. The ghost hunting tours take participants through several haunted pubs while telling eerie stories of thievery and murder. Tickets are $17.50
See historic downtown Wilmington the old-fashioned way – by horse-drawn carriage or trolley. Your costumed driver narrates your unique tour along the riverfront and past stately mansions of historic Wilmington with rescued horses. The tour company utilizes horses which have been rescued from abusive or neglectful homes to transport you around the historic city. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children.