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TugBoat Cruises of New Bern, NC








Taking a Tugboat Cruise is a small, intimate experience with gorgeous scenery and an engaged captain.  Our owner is a NC native and enthusiastic boater/sportsman.  His mission is a viable business that allows him to share this area from the most gorgeous vantage point - the water.  Our entire staff has been chosen to focus on one thing (after your safety, of course) - a pleasant and enjoyable experience here in New Bern.  We tailor your cruise around your interests and needs - this is not just a boat ride with a monologue!  Our love of the area and its wildlife, history, fantastic restaurants, wonderful accommodations, and warm Southern people comes through.  From our Eco Tours, to our Civil War expertise, to the special arrangements we can make such as a sunset tour with a disembark at a gorgeous restaurant and escort to your reserved table - this will be a highlight of your visit.   


But it's not just for visitors.  The challenge of owning and maintaining a boat, ready to depart for a water adventure, can be formidable.  We do all this for you - all you have to do is show up and we take care of everything.  And with a Coast Guard Captain, if you want to enjoy libations, bring them and enjoy!


Our craft, a 21' Ranger Tug, is ideally suited for this mission.  The design has been optimized for this very usage.  It is stable, fuel efficient, and well designed.  For the enthusiast, we allow you to 'man the helm', of course under the watchful eye of your Captain, and kids love the experience of driving the boat.  We are covered from precipitation, but jackets are recommended in cooler times.  Re weather, we only cancel for lightning.


We are honored to run this small business and look forward to having you as our guest.








New Bern Grand Marina E Dock

101 Craven Street

at Doubletree Hotel Waterfront


Information and Reservations


1-252-631-0067  -  Voice Mail or Text


1-919-306-5712  -  Final Details


Email:  TugboatCruises@aol.com


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