Sports and the Outdoors in Wilmington


Sports and the Outdoors

Beau Rivage Resort Golf Club. There are approximately 40 public-access golf courses in the Greater Wilmington area, including the Beau Rivage Resort Golf Club, which is a par-72 course in a natural links setting. 649 Rivage Promenade, South Metro, Wilmington, NC, 28412. 910/392–9021 or 800/628–7080. 18 holes. 6,709 yds. Par 72. Green Fee: $39/$49 Facilities: Driving range, putting green, pitching area, golf carts, pull carts, rental clubs, pro-shop, lessons, restaurant, bar.

Aquatic Safaris. Wrecks such as the World War II oil tanker John D. Gill, sunk by Germans in 1942 on her second-ever voyage, make for exciting scuba diving off the Cape Fear Coast. Aquatic Safaris leads trips to see the wrecks and rents scuba equipment. 6800-1A Wrightsville Ave., Wilmington, NC, 28403. 910/392–4386.

Cape Fear Riverboats, Inc.. From April through December, Cape Fear Riverboats, Inc. runs several types of cruises, including dinner and murder mystery journeys, aboard a three-deck, 156-foot riverboat, the Henrietta III, which departs from docks at Water and Dock streets. 101 S. Water St., Downtown, Wilmington, NC, 28401. 910/343–1611 or 800/676–0162.

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