Class outing Our educational cruises amplify what is contained in our regular sightseeing cruises.
Our trip Captain explains more about the meaning and relevance of things we see as we tour the sound and waters around Wrightsville Beach, Harbor Island and the spoil islands that line the American Intracoastal Waterway.
Learn about the significance of the tide marsh, our place in history, the concerns we face in the present and the challenges of the future.
Combine education and recreation, games and a picnic lunch into an enjoyable outing for you and your class or group.
The rates are the same as our regular charter, $300 for an hour and a half, and you and your group have exclusive use.
Combine classroom instruction with outdoor ‘field trip’ experience to bring nature and the coast to your class.
Bring lunch and eat on the boat, or over at Masonboro Island
Free Trips!! Masonboro Island needs your help. If you and your group want to pitch in and help keep Masonboro Island clean, pick up trash left by others, or pick up junk washed ashore after storms, we will carry you over with our compliments – and pick you up, too.
Your empty trash bag at the beginning and full bags of trash on the return trip is your ticket.
Schedules and fees Cruises
Blockade Runner, docks and boat We are located on the sound side of the beach, right in front of the Blockade Runner Hotel, on Waynick Boulevard along Banks Channel, just to the right of the second bridge, and are Coast Guard certified for 44 passengers. We have a bathroom aboard, for your comfort.
No reservations required, and you pay on board.
Gift Certificates are available and make wonderful surprise gifts.
Masonboro Island Shuttle – daily, departs 9 AM, returns at 12:30 PM, $15 per person*
One hour cruise – twice daily, 10 AM and 1 PM, $15 per person*
Hour And A Half Sunset Cruise * 6:00 PM (about an hour an a half before sunset), free pizza on Mondays, $20 per person* Every evening except Sunday
*Children 12 and under $5.00
Saturday Morning Nature Excursion *
Three hours, departs 10 AM and you tour with a marine biologist, $25 per person, $10 children 12 and under
Special Party Charters
Available any time, all year. Call (910) 350-2628. Our pontoon boat charters are $300 for an hour and a half, and $50 for each additional half hour. Don’t forget, it hold LOTS of people – 44, and has a bathroom.
Wrightsville Beach Scenic Cruises
PO Box 656
Hampstead, NC 28443
* Sunset Cruise – bring a special friend and a bottle of wine, your cooler and snacks. If you forget, we always have cool beverages on board.
* Nature Excursion – Bring bottled water, sunscreen, water shoes and a bag for sea shells.