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Calendar of Events and Tours for Wrightsville Beach

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Special Tours for this Fall

Full Moon tours available during Full Moon from 8:30pm- 10pm ( Sept 29)

Birding Tours run weekly during low tides.

Private Charters are available.

Pirate adventure and most cruises can be scheduled outside of the listed times above depending on availability and weather.

Family adventure times (M-W-F) are open for private charter requests and must be reserved prior to scheduled time(4:30pm).

All tours are subject to passenger minimums.

Birding Trips near Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach NC


September 11th,and October 10th

10am-12:00pm-Masonboro Island Birding Cruise

Join Capt Joe as he guides you on an open water exploration of the Intracoastal Waterway, inlet passages, and sandy barrier islands of Wrightsville Beach and Masonboro Island. Come relax on the catamaran style boat while observing the diverse flora and fauna that coastal North Carolina has to offer. Topics will include as strong emphasis on shorebird identification and ecology, as well as coastal salt marsh function.

$35, $25 for Senior Citizens(2hrs)

Friday September 14th,and October 27th

10am-3pm- Hutaff Island Birding Excursion

Come join the Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours  on a half day birding trip to Hutaff Island. Hutaff Island is a sanctuary Island boasting a high diversity of both resident and migrating shorebirds. Don’t miss the unique chance to explore one of North Carolina’s pristine barrier islands. Species of interest include: Red Knot, Whimbrel, and Piping Plover.

$75 per person(including drinks and snacks)(5hrs)

September 17th and October 11th

11am-1pm-Masonboro Island Shelling Exploration

Wrightsville Beach Scenic tours will be offering a guided shelling and birding trips  on Masonboro Island. Come explore one of the largest protected Islands in New Hanover County. The tour will focus on salt marsh function, mollusk ecology, and avian

$35(2hrs) per person

September 19th, and October 19th

4-6pm Photography Sunset Cruise

Cruise the open water and explore the islands with experienced photographers in  the search for plant and wildlife images. The cruise will cover Masonboro Island, Intracoastal Waterways, and Bradley Creek. In addition, the Capefearnaturalist will be  aboard to talk about coastal birds and eco-systems that you will exploring.