Boat Tours


private boat charters

Come aboard and cruise with us Island Style, as we take you to the famous "hot spots" surrounding Wrightsville Beach that can only be seen by boat...including Masonboro Island, Mason's Inlet, and Lea Island!  Whether you want to spend the day beachcombing, or exploring the local wildlife and uninhabited islands, we have the perfect tour for you. We offer something for everyone, from private to public-shared experiences.  Book your Wrightsville Beach private charter or boat tour today, and spend an unforgettable day with us on the water.  *All charters include a fun captain, great music, fuel, and cooler with ice and waters. You may BYOB *

*We can now take up to 13 passengers with our USCG approved Carolina Skiff !*

With a Private Charter, you get a completely private boating trip with one of our USCG licensed captains, who are knowledgeable in our local "hot spots", diverse wildlife and local history. Relax and enjoy your surroundings while one of our captains chauffeurs you and your group to one of the favorite local paradises that can only be accessed by boat, like Masonboro Island, Mason's Inlet and Lee Island.  IT'S YOUR CRUISE SO YOU CHOOSE! You’ll have plenty of activity options to choose from, including island hopping, backwater boating, dolphin watching, beach-combing and more.  *All charters include a fun captain, bluetooth music, fuel, and cooler with ice and waters. You may BYOB *

  • Duration 3 Hours~ (Additional hours can be added if available)
  • PRICE: 1-6 people: $525 
  • PRICE:  7-9 people: $625  
  • PRICE: 10-13 people $725  
  • Each additional hour 1-6 people $125, 7-13 people $150 
Sunset cruise Wrightsville Beach

Private Sunset Cruise

Relax and unwind as you cruise the beautiful waterways around the island of Wrightsville Beach as the sun drops into the sea. Take in the beautiful scenery as you watch for dolphins while sipping on your favorite beverage and listening to island tunes.  Epic Excursions specializes in custom boating experiences, and can take you wherever your heart desires, whether it be the waterways of the Wrightsville Beach harbor, Masonboro Island or beautiful Figure Eight Island! Great for families, couples, or party groups. This cruise is definitely something to bring your cameras for! BYOB of choice, or have a complimentary glass of red or white wine on us.  Option to add paddleboards for sunset paddleboarding! 

  • Price- Starting at $395 for 1-6 people.  Max of 13 people.
  • Duration: 2 Hours


Tours will remain open until bookings are full.  *Passenger minimums may apply.*  If you wish to make a public-shared tour into one that is private for your group, please call us at 910-239-9248.

Masonboro Island Boat Tour

Masonboro Island Tour

PUBLIC-SHARED EXPERIENCE (Check calendar for availability)- Board our Carolina Skiff and come with us to see why everyone loves beautiful Masonboro Island…One of the largest undisturbed barrier islands along the southern part of the NC coast. As we cruise on a 15-20 minute boat ride over to the island, the captain will discuss and point out native wildlife, local history, and the diverse eco-systems surrounding our coastline. 

Once you arrive on the island, you will have about an hour to explore the beach, and comb the island for shells. After exploring the island you will board the boat and enjoy the scenic views as we make our way back to the dock. Bring your camera for this trip! We often see dolphins, ospreys, turtles, heron, egrets, and the occasional bald eagle.*13 seats available.* 

  • Requirements: 3 person minimum for trip to go out
  • Duration: 2 hours 
  • Price: $75 pp


Lea Island Boat Tour

Lea Island Nature & Beachcombing Tour

PUBLIC-SHARED EXPERIENCE (Check calendar for availability) -An amazing day-trip to our "nature lovers" PARADISE!  Lea Island is a four-mile uninhabited island located between Figure Eight and Topsail Islands. The special island has been designated as one of 96 Important Bird Areas in North Carolina  and is a refuge for many types of shorebirds and waterbirds, as well as nesting loggerhead sea turtles. Lea Island is known by the locals as "the place to go" for dropping anchor and combing the white sand beaches for shells, including sand dollars and whelks. Nature at it's finest, and just a 25 minute boat ride from Wrightsville Beach...Lea Island is simply beautiful!  *13 seats available for this tour. Requirements: 4 person minimum for trip to go.

  • Check calendar for availability
  • Duration: 3 Hours
  • Price: $100 pp


 We are surfer- & paddleboard-friendly (our captains surf and paddle too). We can teach you how to paddleboard on your excursion, or take you to the secret spots for a paddleboarding or surfing adventure!

Private Charter with Paddleboarding

Cruise with us to a picturesque destination full of beautiful waterways, marshes, and wildlife. Enjoy a guided paddleboarding tour around Masonboro Island, Mason's Inlet, and other uninhabited islands and salt marshes, or have the boards for your own leisure. We provide custom built Ian Balding paddleboards for you to explore on. If you’ve never paddled before, don’t worry… we’ll include the basic instructions you need to get you out and enjoying your time on the water. After your paddleboard adventure, you can relax back on the boat and enjoy some island tunes and your favorite beverages as we cruise over to one of the beautiful islands for some more fun, sun, and relaxation! 

  • Duration: 3 Hours
  • Price: Starting at $525, and $30 for each paddleboard. 
Surfing Charter

Private Surf Charter

This charter is for the surfers and paddle surfers looking for some surf stoke that can only be found by boat. Let us take you on a surf excursion to find the perfect waves on tap for the day.  There are some great surf spots surrounding Wrightsville Beach, especially during the fall and winter months. We can take you over to Masonboro Island, or other surf spots like Mason's Inlet. Bring your own board or let us provide one of our custom built, Ian Balding surfboards.                           

  • Price: Starting at $525
  • $30 for each surfboard
  • Duration 3 hours

Favorite Boating Destinations

Island Boat Charters

Masonboro Island 

An uninhabited island known for beautiful dunes, coves, and epic surf.  Swim and relax on the calm sound side of the island, and then make your way along the beautiful paths that lead to the ocean.  Masonboro island is an exclusive spot for surfing, shelling, and island camping! 

Mason’s Inlet

A favorite destination for the beautiful turquoise waters that remind us of the caribbean!  Mason’s inlet is located at the Northern end of Wrightsville Beach, separating it from Figure Eight Island. This destination is known for the beautiful beaches, clear water, sand bars, surfing, paddleboarding and great swimming spots! In the warmer months it’s also a popular social gathering spot for locals.

Lea Island 

Lea Island is to the North of Figure Eight Island.  It’s a bit further of a boat ride from Wrightsville Beach (about 20-30 minutes), and the scenery along the Intracoastal waterway is beautiful. Lea Island tours are great for those who love to shell, and spend the day on a secluded beach!  This island has beautiful sandbars, and the bluest of waters!  Pack a lunch, or head over to one of the restaurants on the water!  There’s lots to see and explore….or just sit back ,relax, and take it all in!