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Henrietta III at Wilmington, North Carolina

Henrietta III

101 South Water Street Suite 1, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401
Category: Activities
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Henrietta III in Wilmington, North Carolina

Enjoy fun sightseeing cruises, dinner and lunch cruises, river tours and adventure excursions on the Cape Fear River. North Carolina's largest steam-powered riverboat, Henrietta III offers narrated sightseeing cruises, themed cruises - Dinner Dance Cruises, Sunset Cruise, and the Murder Mystery Cruise, nature tours, private charters and special event cruises. The 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise is narrated by Captain Carl Marshburn who points out Wilmington's historical sites and famous attractions.
Cruise the peaceful waters of the Cape Fear River on theHenrietta III - the perfect atmosphere for private parties, birthday bashes, family reunions, weddingss and receptions, special events and corporate functions. Experience an evening of romance and relaxation on one of the dinner and sunset cruises with delicious cuisine, music, dancing and the captivating sights of the Cape Fear River. Cruises depart from Water & Dock Streets in Historic Downtown Wilmington.



Tuesday through Sunday at 2:30PM, April through the end of October.


  • Narrated Sightseeing Cruise: $17
  • Lunch Cruise: $27
  • Dinner Dance Cruise: $46 & $49.50
  • Sunset Cruise: $31.75
  • Murder Mystery Cruise: $46.25


  • Valentines Cruise
  • Sweetheart Saturday
  • Mother's Day Luncheon
  • July 4th Cruise
  • New Year's Eve Cruise


  • Narrated Sightseeing Cruises
  • Dinner Cruises
  • Murder Mystery Cruise
  • Black River Nature Cruise
  • weddingss, Specials Events & Parties


Celebrate your wedding on the romantic Henrietta III, featuring private daytime and evening reception packages with incredible cuisine, atmosphere and warm Southern hospitality. Henrietta III offers the three-hour Private Evening Wedding and two-hour Private Daytime Wedding, with your choice of menus, wedding cake, and a Champagne toast.

Private Charters

The Henrietta III offers private daytime and evening charters for parties, groups, special events, and corporate meetings. Private charters feature sumptuous themed buffets, plated dinners, hors d’oeuvres, snacks and beverages. You can charter the whole boat or one of three decks for two hours. Whole Boat Charters require a minimum 175 passengers.


Do cruises serve food?

The Henrietta III offers refreshments in the snack bar on the Third Deck. Several cruises serve bountiful buffets, including the Lunch Sightseeing Cruise, Dinner Dance Cruise, Sunset Cruise and Murder Mystery Cruise. Private charters provide themed buffets, plated dinners and other culinary delights.

Are there themed cruises?

Yes. Henrietta III features romantic and relaxing themed cruised and holiday event cruises, including the Murder Mystery Cruise, Dinner Dance Cruise, Valentine Cruise and New Year’s Eve Cruise al with delicious buffets. Mingle with mysterious characters, watch for clues, solve the crime and win a prize on the 2-hour Murder Mystery Cruise.

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