Whale/Dolphin Watching- New Jersey



  • Atlantic County

    Atlantic City Cruises
    800 N. New Hampshire Ave., Atlantic City, NJ 08401. Phone: 609-347-7600.

    This is your ticket to the adventure of a lifetime! This trip is perfect for kids of all ages! On your trip you could see leaping, frolicking dolphins as we head into the open ocean in search of marine life.  A highly educational commentary provided by an onboard marine naturalist ensures your trip will indeed be one to remember. Atlantic City Cruises Dolphin Watching Adventure aboard Cruisn 1.
    Dates: Daily – June 2 – Sept 30
    Wed, Sat & Sun – May 2 – May 30 &
    Wed, Sat & Sun October 3 – 21, 2012
    Time: 1:00PM

    Cape May County

    Atlantic Star
    6200 Park Blvd., Wildwood Crest, NJ, 08260. Phone: (609) 729-7776.

    3 Trips Daily (2011 prices):

    10 AM Dolphin Watching: Start your day off with an educational and fun trip viewing the sea’s most intelligent mammals. Our dolphin friends swim and play just a short distance away as the Atlantic Star’s crew positions our boat for the best possible viewing. Each trip is led by an experienced marine biologist and educator. You’ll have access to our touch tanks so everyone will experience marine life with hands-on learning. Along the way our guide will point out sea birds, sea turtles, and other wildlife as well as, interesting and historic sights.     Departs dock at 10:00 am and returns at 12:00 pm

    1 PM Whale and Dolphin Watching: The sheer power and beauty of a breeching whale is an once in a lifetime experience. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to see the world’s most powerful mammals as they surface around the Atlantic Star. Dolphin watching and bird viewing are part of this guided tour by our marine biologist. Departs dock at 1:00 PM and returns at 4:00 PM. Adults-$40.00 Juniors (6-12) –

    6 PM The Original Sunset Buffet Dolphin Cruise: True relaxtion in just a cruise away aboard the Atlantic Star. You’ll cruise past the US Coast Guard Base, Commercial Fishing Fleets, Cape May Harbor, The Lobster House, Fisherman’s Wharf, and the Schooner “American.” Then, as the sun begins to set, you’ll travel through the Cape May Canal which connects the Atlantic to the Delaware Bay. With the backdrop of Sunset Beach, the historic sunken ship, and the Cape May Point Lighthouse, you’ll witness the magnificient sunset! Departs dock at 6:00 PM and returns at 8:45 PM.

    Cape May Whale Watcher
    1218 Wilson Dr., Cape May, NJ 08204. Phone: 609-884 5445.

    Depart the Miss Chris Marina on a voyage into the unknown- at least for you. Captain Jeff and his seasoned crew will take you into the Delaware Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean. The Delaware Bay Estuary is a sancuary for many species of Marine Life. The unique confluence of fresh and saltwater make for a nutrient rich area teaming with life and conduscive to whale and dolphin activity. Unlike other areas, where the whales are far away, many of our sightings occur within the Delaware Bay or within ten miles of land. The excursion is fully narrated by your Captain who will point out local history along with many types of marine life. 10 AM – 2 hour dolphin cruise, 1 PM – 3 hour whale and dolphin cruise, 6:30 PM 2 hour dolphin cruise with optional dinner. Runs March thru December. Also offers dinner cruises, sunset cruises, and lighthouse cruises.

    Cape May Whale Watch and Research Center
    1121 Rt.109 (Utsch's Marina), Cape May, NJ 08204. Phone: (609) 898-0055.

    The Cape May Whale Watch and Research Center (CMWW & RC) presents an unparalleled seafaring safari to the oceanic wonders of the Atlantic. Thrill to breathtaking sights of the world’s largest mammals surfacing and breaching. Enjoy the antics of man’s best friends – the dolphins, as they cavort and frolic right alongside the boat. See pelagic birds soaring overhead.
    3 Trips Daily:
    10 AM – 2 hour Dolphin Watch Cruise.
    1 PM – 3 hour inshore/offshore Whales, Birds, and Dolphins.
    6 PM – 2 hour Sunset Dolphin Watch “Dinner Cruise” with complimentary pizza and hot dogs.
    Weekend Special 9:30 AM  2 1/2 hour inshore/offshore Whale and Dolphin Watch

    Captain Schumann's Big Blue Sightseer
    4500 Park Blvd., Wildwood, NJ 08204. Phone: 609-522-2919.

    Silver Bullet Speedboat & Dolphin Watch
    Sails from Wildwood Marina Foot of the Bridge, Rio Grande and Susquehana Aves. (Next to Boat House and Urie's Restaurant), Wildwood, NJ 08204. Phone: 609-522-6060.

    Nothing puts a stop to the hard-charging raw speed of the Silver Bullet like the daily spotting of our dolphin friends! Our captain will expertly maneuver you to our mammal friends’ favorite fishing spot. Your family will have the time of their lives watching the dolphins glide and cavort alongside the Silver Bullet. You’ll also see many types of marine life and pelagic birds along the way. Of course, there’s nothing like a Silver Bullet tan, so be sure to pack the sunscreen. Wear casual clothes or bathing suits, as the spray will cool and refresh you (bring a sweater of jacket on cooler days). So hustle on down for some legally insane fun over the wild blue yonder aboard a speeding bullet. 90 minute tour. Schedule varies Spring and Fall – Please call ahead

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