There is something magical about when a wild animal is seen in theit natural habitat. There's something more special about being out on the ocean, and seeing some amazing whales and dolphins jumping out to say hello!
Cape May Whale Watcher is a great way to let the kids experience these beautiful creatures of the ocean - right in their natural habitats!
There are a number of tours that you can choose from, so you can make sure you get the best one suitable for your family! There are a number of days tours, including the Dolphin and Whalewatching Tour. This 3 hour tour that departs at 1pm will take you out into Delaware Bay, as well as the Atlantic Ocean. This estuary is a haven for a number of species of marine life, and because there's fresh AND saltwater, it's nutrient rich for those whales and dolphins! (That's great for you!)
Most of the sightings here happen IN the bay, or very close by, so it's great for those who don't want to venture too far out into the ocean! Your trip is also fully narrated so you get a great education along the way too!
There is a reduced trip on the weekend for 2.5 hours if you want a reduced rate but just as much fun - you even get a free breakfast included! It's perfect for families and kids that have a tight schedule on the weekend, but still want to see those amazing creatures up close.
Cape May Whale Watcher also has some pretty special cruises too! There is the Delaware Bay Sunset Lighthouse Cruise, which gives you 3 hours to experience a trip to the local vineyard, as well as stopping at some pretty amazingly historic lighthouses.
From fireworks cruises to airshow cruises, you certainly will have lots to choose from!
Ocean fun in New Jersey!
6 or 3 depending on the cruise
Make sure you bring a jacket, as well as sunglasses, binoculars and sunscreen!
On board the boat there is a full snack bar so you can dive into pizza, hot dogs, ice cream, soda, ice tea and hot chocolate - just to name a few!
Healthy Eating They do serve breakfasts and food on some cruises, so check what there is before you book!
Located at the Miss Chris Marina at 1218 Wilson Drive, Cape May, NJ 08204. We are one block off the main road, which is Route 109, on the way into Cape May, look for the Blue Sign coming off the big bridge and then turn at Second Ave or the second blue sign, between the Kite Shop and the Antique Store.
There are enhanced touch tank learning trips for educators as well as direct contact with our on board Naturalist. Just call ahead to set this up - what an experience!
There is of course a souvenir shop where you can buy all the treats you want to take home!
They have ADA compliant boarding ramps, as well as wheelchair access on the main deck. Not the restrooms though.
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They do have changing tables on board
Cruises depart 10am, 1pm, 5:30pm or 7pm
All year round
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