Scenic Boat Cruises

Live the cruising life as our guest aboard Eloise. Typical daily tours last 60min but we except longer charters upon request. Pack up your favorite bottle of wine or beer, put together lunch or dinner, gather your family and friends and join us under the breathtaking backdrop of the Southport Coastline. We specialize in daily cruises and customized boat cruises for up to 6 people! Our 60min boat tours explore and reveal the scenic wonders that surround Southport, Oak Island, and Bald Head Island. We also provide one way or round trip tours up the Cape Fear River for a half-day excursion. Enjoy our day trip to Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach or charter us for a customized visits to Bald Head for an afternoon outing. We are pleased to offer the option of pick-up and drop off at many of the Yacht Basin Restaurants in Southport and will assist you with plans before or after your tour.

Barrier Island Excursions specializes in Scenic Boat Cruises aboard our 1936 Mathews Cruiser!  Do you have grandkids in town who would love to hear stories about the Pirates who roamed the mouth of the Cape Fear?  Have you been searching for a great way to celebrate a birthday or anniversary coming up?  If you love photography, you might like to get a new perspective from off shore of Old Baldy, the oldest standing lighthouse on the East Coast. Perhaps your passion is wine, then join us for a sunset tour and bring your favorite bottle to enjoy while you relax with the sun setting behind us.

We offer customizable scenic tours to allow our guests to experience the beauty of North Carolina’s coastline in a variety of ways.  This tour typically lasts for 90 minutes, departing from the Deep point marina.  From port, we navigate our way down the mouth of the Cape Fear River, past Southport’s beautiful waterfront park and make our way toward Bald Head Island for a view of Old Baldy and a peek at the open ocean.  Coming back we’ll pass Caswell Beach, Pelican Island and Battery Island’s Bird Sanctuary.  A spin in the Yacht Basin gives passengers a new perspective of Southport’s beauty.  We finish the boat cruise with a brief ride up the intracoastal waterway, where we’re often treated to a dolphin surfacing in our wake.   Returning to harbor, the sun at our backs, you’ll have a view of Prices Creek lighthouse as we enter the marina.  This tour is a must for all visitors and locals alike!  Please call to find out more about what excitement we have in store for you and your family, we’ve got something that will interest everyone!

We also offer customized private tours for parties of 4-6 and would be delighted to hear from you to create the perfect trip with your friends and family!