Meet the Crew:Captain Lance & 1st Mate Marilyn

Bayonet Enterprises is a family owned and operated business dedicated to providing quality leisure experiences in Jacksonville, NC at an affordable price.  

Jacksonville, NC is home to II Marine Expeditionary Force and the 2d Marine Division.  As a family we did 3 tours with the Marines here at Camp Lejeune and retired in 2007 and stayed here. Jacksonville was Marilyn's favorite place we had lived in all our duty stations.  This included 18 moves, a tour in Hawaii at 3d Regiment and 3 tours in California. This is our 5th Season of cruising and we have hosted many military from General to Private and their families, as well as guests from all over the United States.  We are proud to serve our local community and feel we are bringing something special to the beautiful waterways of the New River.

What do our guests say:


- What a wonderful 5 hour getaway right here in Jacksonville! Lance and his wife (his first mate) are great people. They took us out to a beautiful area on New River and shared the history of where we anchored. We had a wonderful meal and had the option to kayak or swim. We spent so much time talking and enjoying the views that we lost track of time. Wonderful experience. We had a private sunset dinner cruise for two and our experience could not have been better! Marilyn and Lance were wonderful hosts and made sure we were taken care of all evening.

- My boyfriend surprised me with this dinner cruise and proposed on our way back just as the sun was setting - I could not have asked for a more perfect setting and Lance and Marilyn took so many great photos for us and they were emailed within a day!


- If you are in the area, do NOT pass up the opportunity to book a cruise with Bayonet. We received this cruise as a surprise gift, and it was fantastic. Owners Marilyn and Lance are two of the nicest people anyone could meet. Their boat is beautiful and the cruise was magnificent. They are very knowledgeable about the rich history of the area. We very much enjoyed the time we spent with this welcoming couple who went above and beyond to ensure a great time was had by all. Thank you so much to you both.


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