|Welcome to Cape Fear Marina
Cape Fear Marina is unique. Located in Wilmington, NC, on the Cape Fear River, it is only minutes away from downtown Wilmington with its many attractions, while at the same time well away from the maddening crowds. Restricted to residential and recreational use, you won't find charter fishing boats, tour boats or scuba dive boats, just other boaters. Surprisingly for a marina within the city limits, CFM has an almost rural flavor, with salt marshes visited by herons, egrets and cormorants. (Pelicans and seagulls are almost never seen.) No bars, restaurants, shops, street lights or crowds next door (but are close by on the other side of the bridge).
Wilmington is a marvelous place to visit with as many diverse attractions as there are diverse folks to enjoy them. Using CFM as a home base you can tour a battleship, experience fine dining, enjoy a guided river cruise, explore eclectic shops, visit the historic district, spend a day at Wrightsville Beach and the list goes on. After that day at the beach, shopping, or after dinner at one of Wilmington's many fine restaurants, you can return to your boat in a private gated marina and awake the next morning to the green of trees and the salt marsh... and have your morning coffee in a tranquil setting.
We at CFM share the priorities of all boaters and care for our environment. We don't have a fuel dock because we want to protect our primary nursery area. You can often see schools of juvenile fish off our main dock and we want to keep them healthy. We replace out pressure treated dock boards with totally non-toxic alternatives and have earned the clean marina designation.
If you appreciate friendly folks and a natural, uncomplicated setting, we invite you to spend a week, a month or a year with us.