Cruise Packages

Historic Cape Fear River Cruise


Cruising the Cape Fear River is a real adventure that you will enjoy immensely. We will begin our voyage from Historic Downtown Wilmington near the US Battleship NC and Eagle Island. Passing the Port of Wilmington south towards Southport, Oak Island and Bald Head Island. If the waters are not rough, we could proceed cruising towards the mouth of the Cape Fear River.

On the return trip we will go by Pelican Island. This island is a protected uninhabited island that has been occupied by migrating pelicans and other exotic birds for decades. We will pass two beautiful and historic lighthouses and cruise by many different uninhabited islands with a good possibility of seeing dolphins and other exotic wildlife.

Starting at $720

4 hrs minimum, 6 passengers max

*Rates may vary based on customer’s desires & departure location.

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“My fiance and I needed some stress management before our wedding. I was lucky enough to be able to surprise her with a moon cruise charter. Captain Richard went out of his way to make it possible. Thank you so
much for an unforgettable night.” 
– Craig (NC)

“The boat was pristine, the crew was extraordinary, and the overall experience was excellent..”  – Walter (NC)

“Not sure if I ever saw a better sunset! Thank you very much for arranging this charter at such a short notice.” – Allison (NC)

“WOW! An absolute must to do if you are visiting Wilmington”
 – Mike (NC)


Welcome to Stargazer Yacht Charters, LLC official website.  We are a small, caring, and professional company dedicated to tailoring charter cruises and Farewell Scattering of Ashes at Sea Ceremonies (aka Burial at Sea) to fit your needs. We pride ourselves in helping families fulfill the wishes of their loved ones for an unforgettable charter experience.

Our highly affordable private charter services are performed by Captain Richard, and his First Mate Beverly.  We do not outsource our charters to anyone else.

If you are interested in a private boat cruise, water tour, river cruise, boat charter, or for a farewell scattering of ashes at sea; in a non-crowded atmosphere, then you have found the right website and you do not need to look any further.

We can tailor our cruise package to your personal needs.  Our popular packages include Private Cruises, Sunset Cruises, Romantic Cruises, Historic Downtown Wilmington, and the Cape Fear River Cruise.  We also offer unique packages for Scattering of Ashes at Sea (aka Burial at Sea) which include attended and unattended farewell ceremonial services.

A guided walkthrough of the yacht prior to departure, ensuring that you feel confident to a stress free start.  We may sure that you are completely comfortable before we leave the dock.

We will provide plenty of cold nonalcoholic beverages, We can customize the menu to fit your charter at an additional cost. You are welcome to bring your favorite snacks. Responsible wine and beer consumption is allowed onboard. You are welcome to bring your own and we will be more than happy to keep it on ice for you. No glass bottles please 🙂

From half-day, full-day, or multi-day cruises.  Our experience and knowledge of the local area will surely bring great memories that will last a lifetime.  Journeys include Wrightsville Beach, Masonboro Island,  Carolina Beach, Southport, Bald Head Island, Oak Island, Historic Cape Fear River area, Intracoastal Water Way, and the Historic Downtown Wilmington area. New Hanover and Brunswick County’s offer beautiful surroundings packed full of diverse plants and wildlife.  Our goal is to ensure that your vacation or event far exceeds your greatest expectations.

Allow yourself to let go of any worries so you can enjoy time with your family and loved ones. Our goal is to provide you with an enjoyable experience so that you can leave your troubles and stress on the dock.

With the changes of the tides, unfamiliar waterways, potential groundings due to shifting sandbars, boat traffic, renting your own boat is very risky, and an overwhelming responsibility with many liabilities. For your safety and peace of mind let Captain Richard and his First Mate Beverly take this burden off of you.

If you are in need of some downtime/stress management we offer several cost-effective packages that include custom trips along the Historic Cape Fear River, Wrightsville beach, Carolina Beach, or Bald Head Island.  These cruises will provide a relaxing and memorable experience without breaking the bank.  We also offer several unique options for Scattering of Ashes at Sea for attended and unattended charters.

We are located downtown Wilmington, NC (New Hanover County) on the Cape Fear River.  Feel free to browse through our cruise packages and select one of our tour options.     Please contact us to discuss custom tour options to meet your needs. We accept most major credit cards as well as PayPal.

Should you have further questions please contact us by either filling out our online contact form or by calling (910) 540-4049.

Due to US Coast Guard regulations, there is a 6 PASSENGER MAXIMUM LIMIT, NO EXCEPTIONS!  Children under the age of 8 are not allowed on the vessel.

Please note that due to the unpredictability of the weather and water conditions, be advised the date and time frame will need to be confirmed the day before the scheduled charter.

We are looking forward to welcoming you on board to explore the splendor of the magnificent Southeastern North Carolina shores and rivers.

Our goal is to ensure that your vacation or event far exceeds your expectations.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Private parties


Plan your next event or private party with us and give your family, friends and loved ones a totally new experience at a whole new level that they will never forget.

Starting at $360

2 hrs minimum, 6 passengers max

*Rates may vary based on customer’s desires & departure location.

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Romantic Cruise

Come aboard for an enchanted romantic cruise.  Celebrate an engagement, anniversary, or a romantic date or just to reconnect with the one you love. This is a moment you will never forget.

 Starting at $360

2 hrs minimum, 6 passengers max

*Rates may vary based on customer’s desires & departure location.

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“My wife and I desperately needed some down time from our hectic lives. We both love the ocean, so we decided to do something different and unique. We wanted it to be special but yet affordable, private and romantic.  We checked many options on line and came across Stargazer Yacht Charters. We contacted them and impressively we got a return call almost immediately. (What are the odds of that!!). We were able to talk directly to the owner, Capt Richard Pagan. Together we customized a spectacular
charter cruise including Downtown Wilmington, South Port, Bald Head island, Wrightsville beach etc. An all day extravaganza. It was one of the best and most phenomenal trips we ever had. Thank you, we can not wait to do it again.”  

– Steve (NC)