Southport visitors who want to cruise the Cape Fear River, Intracoastal Waterway, and other beautifully scenic surrounding waters of the lower Cape Fear region can turn to the knowledgeable Captain Betsy Boating Tours. This established and locally acclaimed tour boat company takes visitors on a fantastic excursion of the region, that’s enhanced by true and vivid stories of the area’s rich past, as well as absolutely stellar waterfront views.
Captain Betsy Boating Tours can cater to up to 6 people, and provides 1.5-2 hour tours aboard the 30’ ft. long ENCORE, a Back Cove cruiser. The tour winds along the Cape Fear River and the Intracoastal Waterway, as well as the heart of Southport, which is best admired from an on-the-water perspective. Visitors will be able to relax on comfy seating, or can duck inside for a little bit of shade, and will hear a vibrant collection of stories along the way, which include tales of the Civil War and Blockade Running, the US Life Saving Service and Coast Guard, and the Cape Fear area’s famous brushes with hurricanes. With lots of friendly hospitality and plenty to see, Captain Betsy Boating Tours is a beloved introduction to the all the on-the-water sites of the Cape Fear area.