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Pirate Island Treasure Hunt, Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours

Naturalist Guide for Wrightsville Beach
"A Guide with a Mission"
in Our State Magazine

A profile of the Cape Fear Naturalist, Capt. Joe Abbate, explaining his love of Masonboro Island and the natural habitats surrounding the Cape Fear coastline.
Written by Josh Macivor-Andersen with Photography by Lissa Gotwals.


Outward Bound:A trip to Masonboro Island reveals an undisturbed coastal treasure, perfect for exploring and communing with nature

A Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours travelogue detailing a wonderful family trip on the coastal waterways near Wrightsville Beach.


Shell Island Travel Blog

If you are looking for something really fun to do on your vacation to Shell Island, you really need to try one of Captain Joe’s Tours! Captain Joe has many different tours that include Sunset/Sunrise, Harbor Cruises, Fishing Charters, and Ecotours. You can tell Joe is very passionate about his job and wants to show locals and tourists alike the importance of touring Wrightsville Beach through the eyes of a tourist as well as an environmentalist.


North Carolina Weekend Video Postcard

Catch a ride with Rick Sullivan on M/V Shamrock on this tour of Wrightsville Beach from the water's side.


Jim Byers' Travel Blog

"You also should take advantage of the Wrightsville Sunset Cruise, run by “Captain” Joe Abbate, a trained naturalist and ecological pioneer. Besides giving you some of the most breathtaking views around, he can fill you in on everything from the hurricane history of the region, to the unique bird life, to the fact that the location scout from Iron Man 3 (which is just about to start filming there, starring Robert Downey Jr.) just picked a multi-million dollar mansion as a major setting for the film after seeing it on the cruise. $25 for 90 minutes."