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Whale, Dolphin, & Bird Watch

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Adult Ages 13+
Junior 7-12 years
Child 6 and under, 1 free per each full fare paying adult.
Extra Child Ages 6 and under, in excess of 1 per adult

Embark on an Unforgettable Whale, Bird, and Dolphin Cruise in Cape May, N.J.

Start off this Cape May whale watching cruise along the shoreline searching for Coastal Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins before heading offshore in search of migratory Baleen Whales such as the Humpback, Fin, Minke, or critically endangered Right Whale. Join the research team as your onboard marine biologist and naturalist leads the cruise with a science-based educational experience that separates us from others. Research interns from around the world lead a hands-on touch-tank featuring live local sea creatures. This whale, bird, and dolphin cruise in Cape May typically heads 3-15 miles offshore and last around three hours.

Possible sightings include:
* Coastal and Transient Bottlenose Dolphins
* Humpback, Fin, Minke or critically endangered Right Whale
* Bird Life: Wilson’s Storm Petrels, Jaegers, Shearwaters, American Bald Eagles, Osprey, American Oystercatchers, Brown Pelicans, Cormorants and many other seasonal species
* Sharks: Hammerhead, Dusky, Spinner, or Great White
* Sea Turtles: Loggerhead, Leatherback, or Green
* Oceanic Sunfish or Mola mola
* Stingrays: Cow-nosed, Manta ray

Every trip is different, it’s never the same!

The American Star is equipped with a full galley, bar and gift shop which accepts cash and credit card. As a member of Whale SENSE, a voluntary program which trains all of our captains and naturalists on responsible marine mammal viewing techniques, you can be sure the American Star sets the example for all other vessels on the water. As with all of our cruises, you can rest assured with the Cape May Whale Watch & Research Center’s Marine Mammal Guarantee. In the event of no marine mammal sightings, including whales or dolphins, you will receive a free return trip that never expires!