Fri, Sep 23 - Sun, Sep 25, 2022

Cape Fear River Motoring Tour and Dinner

Embassy Suites

About this event

Please Join the MBCA Carolinas Section for a fun filled Cape Fear River Motoring Tour.

Our weekend starts on Friday, September 23 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton at Wilmington, NC’s riverfront. We’ll congregate for the hotel’s complimentary reception with drinks and light bites, and then retreat to the Cloud Nine Rooftop bar for some club fun & raffles. We’ll list several Riverwalk exceptional dining venues for your dining pleasure!

On Saturday, September 24 at 10:00 a.m. we’ll start our motor tour and drive to Southport, NC where the Cape Fear River meets the ocean. After lunch at Oliver’s Restaurant, enamored by southern charm and hospitality, we motor and board the Fort Fischer Ferry.  Next, we’ll visit the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher where one can feel the smooth skin of a gliding stingray, spot eels and sharks swimming in the depths, look an albino alligator in the eye and wonder at baby sea turtles. After our visit we motor up the coast while passing Kure, Carolina, and Wrightsville beaches, then returning to Wilmington. The rest of the afternoon you are free to visit the USS North Carolina Battleship, take a cruise on the with river with CFR Boat Cruises, or take a walk on the Riverwalk where shopping awaits! 

We’ll dine as a group at the Marina Grill on the waterfront and finish the day with a short walk back to our hotel. 

OPicturen Sunday, our day starts with the hotel’s made-to-order breakfast. We’ll gather for a brief MBCA Carolinas Section Annual Meeting. For those who want stay a bit longer we can take a short drive to the Bellamy Mansion Museum for a tour of exceptional architectural style that housed slave quarters up to the 1930’s. Our tour ends mid-day for your safe departure home!

Hotel Information:  Rooms have been reserved at the Embassy Suites by Hilton  - Limited number still are available! 

Book now before they are gone and the rate increases!

  Rates are $179.00 plus taxes, etc. for a regular room and $199.00 plus taxes, etc. for a Riverview room

For reservations, please call 1-800-HILTONS and use the group code: CMB


For any questions, please contact John Hameline at or call (843) 315-4320.

Event requirements

Please register for the event and hotel before August 31, 2022. 




Embassy Suites

Wilmington, NC


Festival/Social organized by

MBCA - Carolinas

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