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Island Cruises Inc.

Boat Cruises at Carolina Beach, NC

Cruise Ship ALL CRUISES!


Who We Are

Island Cruises Inc was started by Capt. Tony Newberry in March, 2021. His career in Carolina Beach passenger boats began in 1990 when he was just 14 years old. After working his way up to captain at the age of 19, he worked full time on the passenger boats of Carolina Beach. In 2003 he went to sea on ever larger boats and ships. He worked on cruise ships, oil field vessels, offshore construction vessels, offshore wind farm vessels, and core sample drill ships.

When the opportunity came along, Capt. Tony saw a chance to bring passenger boats back to Carolina Beach and opened Island Cruises with our first boat, Island Explorer. Over time we hope to continue expanding the company to bring people together and show the the beauty of our slice of paradise!

Why our customers love cruising with us!

Highly Recommended!

"Tony and his staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. I would definitely recommend this experience for people of all ages!"

– Janeane Y. • Facebook
Great time!!!

"The captain was a great host and his crew could of not been nicer booked the 3pm trip got back for a early dinner and we learned something along the way. Well worth your hard earned vacation dollars and time!"

– Rob J. • Yelp
Pirate Adventure

"Wonderful time with the family!! They loved the pirate adventure, the water canons, and the crafts!! My five year old declared it “the best day ever!""

– Jamie D. • Facebook

"If you are looking for something to do - this is a great 2 hour adventure. Relaxing. Beautiful. And the chance to see Pleasure Island from a different viewpoint."

– Maureen F. • Yelp
Super fun!

"Best trip last weekend! Highly recommend! It’s fun, you can dance or drink or just enjoy the beauty of being on the water. Definitely will go again. Price is right too for both the boat cruise and the drink prices!"

– Brenda S. • Facebook