Wilmington Transportation

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    Boat Tours

    by msbrandysue Written Mar 10, 2009

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    Henrietta III is the steamboat you see usually parked on the riverwalk. It leaves a few times a day and offers meals while seeing the Cape Fear River. They offer a Friday and Saturday night dinner and dancing cruise each week. My favorite would have to be the Sunset Tour.

    It also offers special outtings like Mother's Day cruises and Valentine's Day dinners. It's also available for weddings so if you're really wanting to go make sure it hasn't been reserved for the day.

    The HENRIETTA III Cruises depart from Water & Dock Streets. All Cruises board thirty minutes prior to departure. Public Parking can be found at various specified locations around Historic Downtown Wilmington. Public cruises go out rain or shine, April through December, and Private Charters cruise year round.

    A bit of History: Seawell named the boat for his daughter HENRIETTA. HENRIETTA was launched April 30, 1818 under the command of Captain Charles Taws. Her first run from Fayetteville to Wilmington was in July 1818. She ran the river between Wilmington and Fayetteville for forty years. When she was retired from service, she had run at least one and one-half million miles on the Cape Fear River and had earned no less than one and one-half million dollars for her owners.

    Prices for the dinner cruises for two are about $50. Lunch and sightseeing is about $25. Just a narrated cruise is $10.

    The HENRIETTA III Cruises depart from Water & Dock Streets. All Cruises board thirty minutes prior to departure. Public Parking can be found at various specified locations around Historic Downtown Wilmington. Public cruises go out rain or shine, April through December, and Private Charters cruise year round.

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    Tour by Horse Drawn Carriage

    by msbrandysue Written Mar 10, 2009

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    With as much to see as Wilmington offers you might need to seek alternative modes of transportation...

    When I arrived in Downtown Wilmington I immediately saw the horsedrawn carriage trolley. I was a bit tired of walking as I'd already spent hours on the Battleship NC and I was hoping my family would go for the idea. Unfortunately, I wasn't so lucky. Instead I ended up on a bench resting watching others seem to have a great time. The tour website says there are all sorts of areas of Downtown they visit with a guide as your driver. The horses are beautiful!

    Daily Service:
    Continuous 1/2 hour tours
    No reservations
    April - October:
    Daily: 10AM - 10PM
    Nov, - Mar:
    Sun-Thur: 11AM - 4PM
    Fri & Sat: 11AM - 10PM
    Weather Permitting, please call

    Fee: Adults: $12.00, Child under 12: $5.00

    Private Service:
    Private carriage available year round. Call for quote and reservation:.

    Special Services:
    Bed & breakfast/restaurant service, weddings, private groups, proposals, proms, birthdays, anniversaries, Halloween haunted barn ride, Christmas caroling with Santa and reindeer, and Valentine's coach.

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    Hubs

    by mocks Written Jun 15, 2005

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    There are about four major street hubs that connect with everything else: Market Street, South College Road, Shipyard Boulevard, and Kerr (as in car -->don't ask me why) Avenue. Traffic is aplenty, but not so much like San Francisco. Locals tend to drive, well, they tend to drive like there's no tomorrow, so whenever you're driving, be aware. The traffic lights aren't always staggered, which causes more of a delay. On weeknights, most lights on Market switch to blinking yellow around midnight and around 1am on Fri/Sat. Same with South College. The picture to the left is a shot of South College Road.

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    The Henrietta III is North...

    by acemj Written Sep 12, 2002

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    The Henrietta III is North Carolina's largest riverboat and offers sightseeing, dining, private parties and dancing. You can hop onboard at the intersection of Dock Street and Water Streets. For more info go to www.cfrboats.com.

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    The green trolleys that you...

    by acemj Written Sep 12, 2002

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    The green trolleys that you seen in the historic downtown area are the Front Street Trolleys and are free of charge. There are also red trolleys operated by the Wilmington Trolley Company. The red trolley offers a 45 minute tour of many historic sights and operates from 10am-5pm with tours departing on the hour and costing $10. You can catch the trolley at Dock and Water Streets.

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    Horse-Drawn Carriage tours are...

    by acemj Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Horse-Drawn Carriage tours are available in the historic waterfront district. You can meet the driver at Water and Market Streets between 10am and 4pm and 6pm to 10pm from April through October. It's $9/person. For more info: www.horsedrawntours.com

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    Wilmington NC International Airport, ILM Airport

    by Ewingjr98 Updated Aug 28, 2009
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    Wilmington International Airport was created during World War II for for antisubmarine patrols and training. Today the airport has two runways and a single terminal which has eight gates. Flights from Wilmington are limited to Charlotte, New York, Orlando and Atlanta.

    Wilmington is one of the Space Shuttle's emergency landing sites.

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