See the Island from a New Perspective with
Tours and Cruises

Hop aboard an area cruise to see Wrightsville Beach from the water or take a walking tour for a unique vantage point of this island's fascinating history. With themed tours and cruises including eco-tours, sunset cruises, pirate treasure hunts and more, fun and educational experiences await - along with magnificent sunrises and sunsets, and here, you get both!

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Island History Tours

Take a stroll through the past with the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History. Several guided and self-guided tours are available at various times throughout the year, including The Loop Through History walking tour, scavenger hunts, and Harbor Island tours.

Scenic Chartered Tours

All aboard for a scenic tour upon one of the island's many charters. From sunset harbor and twilight cocktail cruises to Masonboro Island shuttle service, Blockade Runner's Surf to Sound Adventures offers cruises and charters to all visitors. Explore the island by water and take in the best views along the way, or be dropped off on Masonboro Island Reserve, only accessible by boat and perfect for bird watching, shell hunting and exploring. Epic Excursions offers a variety of island excursions including private half and full day charters, paddleboarding charters, surf charters, oystering excursions and sunset cruises. Set out on their catamaran to an uninhabited island and explore the surrounding marshes and waterways on a standup paddleboard, or schedule a private catered dinner on a remote island for an epic experience you will never forget. With Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours, there are many options to suit every beach lover's interests. Explore the natural wonders of Wrightsville Beach with an eco-tour of Masonboro Island, enjoy a romantic evening with a couples cruise, watch the sun go down over the water with a sunset cruise, or round the kids up for a one-of-a-kind adventure aboard a pirate treasure hunt. Kick back, relax and enjoy the ride on Bluewater Transport Charters or La Dee Dah Sunset Cruises.

Nautical Adventures

Hop aboard a sailboat with Wrightsville Performance Sailing and let an experienced captain sail you around the island. Sailors from beginners to advanced can learn to sail with a class at Blockade Runner Sailing School, one of only four ASA Certified Sailing Schools in the state of North Carolina. Strap on your fins and dive in to explore the historic shipwrecks and ledges off Wrightsville Beach with Aquatic Safaris SCUBA adventures. Embark on an exciting nautical adventure as Feel Good Fishing Charters & Adventures offers themed tours including family exploring, island camping, seafood collecting and bird watching.