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Happy Memorial Day

24 May Posted by in Blog | Comments Off on Happy Memorial Day
Happy Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a time to remember, to honor those who have served and to remember those who have given their lives for this country. In most people’s minds, however, it also means something else: the official start of summer. Time for cookouts, lager beers, and going to the beach.


And why not go to the best beach in the Wilmington area? Masonboro Island has eight and a half miles of pristine, unspoiled beach, where you are free to lay out your towel in peace. The water is clean, the sun is warm, and best of all, the beach isn’t nearly as crowded as Wrightsville or Carolina beach. For those in a more festivious mood, there is always a legendary party taking place in the back bay. Unfortunately, there are no roads or bridges leading to the island, so unless you feel like taking a swim across the inlet (we don’t recommend this), you’re out of luck. Or are you?


Enter Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours. Our water taxi departs for Masonboro from our dock- directly across the street from the Blockade Runner hotel (275 Waynick Blvd, Wrightsville Beach, NC)- beginning at 10 a.m. and leaving every hour until the final pickup at 5:30 p.m. The cost is only $25 per person for a round trip ticket- far cheaper than purchasing a boat. And we can get you to the party quickly in our new Panga Island Hopper skiff, the sleekest and smoothest vessel at Wrightsville Beach.


For those more in the mood for a slow cruise, then hop aboard the M/V Shamrock for one of our hour-long narrated History Harbor tours. We’ll leave the dock at 3 and 5 p.m., and tickets are only $25. If you would like to witness Masonboro without getting your feet wet, then we offer a one hour Masonboro cruise at 2 and 4 p.m. for the same price. And be sure to stick around for our Sunset cruise as well, which departs at 6:30. Feel free to bring snacks and the beverage of your choice, adult or otherwise, along for the ride. Cost for the sunset is only $35.


Finally, seeing as it is Memorial Day after all, we are offering 20% off ticket price on any of our cruises to anyone with a valid Military I.D. We thank you for your service.


Call Capt. Joe at (910) 200-4002 to schedule your trip today!