Cruise Cape fear is an all-inclusive, unique elopement adventure. If you’re searching for a non-traditional, peaceful, intimate ceremony to celebrate your love and devotion, we are for you! We specialize in creating one-of-a-kind, extraordinary elopements, mini-weddings, and micro-weddings on our charming boat on the stunning Cape Fear River, in historic downtown Wilmington, NC.


We’re passionate about the water and the beautiful natural backdrops that Mother Nature provides. We are equally as passionate that weddings are for the couple and should reflect what is unique and special about their union. We create one-of-a-kind special, intimate memories that don’t break the bank and customize the experience to your desire. We wholeheartedly love sharing this experience and believe that the river will capture your heart and you will carry this unique and intimate experience for a lifetime.


If our relaxed vibe, pet-friendly, non-traditional elopement calls to your free-spirit, we are here for you. Make your day as unique as you are and create everlasting memories!

Serving The Coast & Outer Banks

Cruise Cape Fear specializes in creating unique Elopement Adventures. This elopement, vow renewal, and micro-wedding option is designed for those with an adventurous spirit who want to commemorate their love and commitment to each other in a very unique, intimate, and profound way. Last-minute, spontaneous ceremonies are welcomed!

Our experience includes a journey on the Cape Fear River that takes our lovebirds into natural, scenic areas inaccessible except by boat. We strive to offer a comprehensive and exclusive experience. You will have approximately 2 hours on the boat; we will pick you up and drop you off at the Historic Downtown Wilmington Riverwalk. The boat will take you up the river for a quiet, relaxing, private cruise to a remote location.

Cruise Cape Fear | Unique Elopement Adventure
Cruise Cape Fear | Unique Elopement Adventure

We were first inspired to create this elope adventure venue after eloping ourselves in the Virgin Islands. We wanted to offer couples a budget-friendly, unique option that makes lifetime memories. Having a budget does not mean sacrificing cherished memories. We love sharing this truly unique experience with free-spirited individuals who really want something different to commemorate and begin their life journey.

Our boat is comfortable and the only one on the river that you can book privately and is able to take you to places you are not able to access any other way. We have Bluetooth available for music and provide seating and other things to make your ride comfortable and fun! We welcome pets and you may have up to six total guests, should you choose to share this moment with others. We provide Champagne and a Charcuterie Snackle Box that we can customize to your selections. The boat will be charmingly decorated to fit the surroundings.

The wedding ceremony will be on the boat in a natural and scenic area. Our ordained minister will accompany you and happily customize vows that are exclusive to you. He also takes care of all the paperwork after the nuptials. We can take photos for you and share them with a local photographer to edit for an additional fee, or you are free to bring along your own photographer.


There are many fantastic restaurants within a few blocks of the launch and landing location. We are happy to make recommendations! We are local and deeply connected to this area and believe in supporting our fellow small business owners.

Cruise Cape Fear | Unique Elopement Adventure

We are avid water enthusiasts and passionate about our environment, and committed to reducing our footprint on Mother Earth. Sharing the beauty of the area and caring for our waters by cleaning up litter are little ways we hope will make a difference. It’s the little things that mean the most to us and we are filled with gratitude for all the universe provides!

Cruise Cape Fear | Unique Elopement Adventure

We welcome all couples, and our non-denominational officiant works one-on-one with you to create a personalized vow exchange. Your story and uniqueness are paramount to the ceremony. Your day is about you and we feel honored that you would choose us to be a part of your union and are excited to assist in coordinating anything we can to make this moment everything you hoped for!

Cruise Cape Fear | Unique Elopement Adventure
Q: What’s your title/position in your business?

A: Erica & Christian Siebert, Owner

Q: What’s a fun fact about yourself?

A: We have an adopted sea turtle named Bruce. He was rescued and rehabilitated and released. We check in on him daily and consider him a part of our family.

Q: What is your favorite thing about elopements?

A: Spontaneity and simplicity are core values in our lives. We believe less is more and being present and true to yourselves is what makes your day unique and memorable.

Q: Tell us about your favorite elopement!

A: We eloped to the Virgin Islands and it was then that we realized how special an intimate and informal ceremony could be. We were on the beach, surrounded by stunning views of mountains and crystal blue water, and the warm glow of the sun setting.

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“All we can say is wow. We had the most intimate, private, simple, spontaneous, beautiful ceremony with Erica & Christian. From the very beginning to the end of our vow we were enchanted! Easy, simple and beautiful. We were even allowed to bring the 3rd member of our family – our dog Roscoe – to help make our day extra special. Erica & Christian keep things simple and elegant and made our day more memorable then we could have hoped for!

~Michael & Jill W, Sept 4th 2022

Cruise Cape Fear | Unique Elopement Adventure
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