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Embark on an island adventure with Bella, Soundside Adventures' newest 44-foot-long catamaran. Enjoy a four-hour private charter for up to six people and explore local spots like Palm Tree Island, Masonboro Island or Money Island. The catamaran is fully equipped with a grill, air condition, sound system and more.
Join Epic Excursions for their newest offering, Oyster Farm Tour & Tasting. Sample the best raw and steamed oysters paired with complimentary wine and a trip to a mariculture farm to learn how oysters are raised from seed to harvest. Afterwards, enjoy a day of relaxation on Masonboro Island with additional oyster tastings, drinks and more.
Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours
Discover a new private excursion with Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours aboard The Clover, a new luxury pontoon boat which can comfortably hold up to six people. Or, take their newest cruise, Airlie Garden & Bradley Creek Boat Trip. This 1.5-hour educational cruise focuses on stories and tales of the past pioneer families working in the wetlands and the nautical heritage of Bradley Creek.
King Neptune Restaurant
King Neptune, a Wrightsville Beach staple and a well-known restaurant for many generations is now re-opened. Dubbed as the oldest local eatery in the county, the restaurant completed recent renovations that included refurbishments to the dining room and kitchen, as well as curating a new menu that features fresh, local seafood, an extensive wine list and a selection of craft cocktails. The iconic Pirate Lounge remains next door to retain its intimate and laid-back charm.
Located just over the bridge, Airlie Gardens newest art exhibition, Turtley Awesome is now open. The outdoor exhibit features ten larger-than-life fiberglass sculptures located throughout the gardens. While visiting the latest exhibition, explore 67 acres of formal gardens and lakes and the nearly 500-year-old Airlie Oak.
Did You Know?
Condé Nast magazine ranked Wrightsville Beach one of the “24 Best Beaches in the U.S.” noting the island’s accessibility and array of activities from biking and surfing to kayaking and more. The island also made Afar Magazine’s list of “6 Underrated Beach Getaways in the United States” highlighting Wrightsville Beach’s water activities including sailing and stand-up paddleboarding, in addition to the island’s miles of scenic views along the coastline.