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6Hr Mini Pelagic With Cape May Bird Observatory

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Adult Ages 13+

This all new 6hr Mini Pelagic Tour is offered in partnership with the Cape May Bird Observatory. The cruise will focus on exploring the inshore Pelagic Zone (approx. 3-20 miles) off Cape May, NJ for Pelagic Birds and Marine Mammals.

Our Marine Mammal Naturalists from Cape May Whale Watch and Research Center team up with expert Pelagic Bird Naturalists from Cape May Bird Observatory, and will guide you through spotting and photographing the amazing wildlife Cape May has to offer! This trip is an excellent choice for the beginner in pelagic birding to try out a longer cruise, as well as a convenient option for the experienced birder to get out on the ocean! Enjoy the comfort of our heated inside cabin and full galley/bar aboard the American Star. eBird checklists are created by our team of experts and shared after the trip.

Possible sightings include:

  • Baleen Whales: Humpback, Fin, Minke, or Right
  • Common Dolphins, Bottlenose Dolphins, Harbor Porpoise
  • Harbor Seals, Grey Seals
  • Inshore Birds: Great Cormorant, Common and Red-throated Loons, scoters and other seaducks, Harlequin Duck (uncommon), Northern Gannet
  • Pelagic Birds: Black-legged Kittiwake, Razorbill, Common Murre, Thick-billed Murre (rare), Dovekie, Iceland Gull

Please note, trips are subject to varying weather and sea conditions. Trips will only sail in favorable weather conditions. Captain will make the final decision if the trip is sailing 48hrs prior to the scheduled cruise.

Prepaid Reservations Only! Due to the special nature of this trip, we are not able to offer the marine mammal guarantee.
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