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Address: 1218 Wilson Dr, Miss Chris Marina, Cape May, NJ 08204-5209
Phone Number: +1 609-898-3500
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13:30 - 15:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 12:00
13:30 - 15:30
18:00 - 20:00
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Birding By Boat from Cape May. We run eco-tours of Cape May Harbor and the...

Birding By Boat from Cape May. We run eco-tours of Cape May Harbor and the coastal salt marsh with up close views of local wildlife. We see many Osprey, migrating shorebirds, herons and egrets, nesting colonies of gulls and terns and many other species as we cruise through the tranquil back bays. Evening trips have the added beauty of sunset along with a local heron rookery. Come join us on one of these special trips.

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Great Birding

Took this trip in conjunction with the birding festival. Very knowledgable captain/naturalist and I added a few new birds to my "life list". Very enjoyable trip, very friendly... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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63 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took this trip in conjunction with the birding festival. Very knowledgable captain/naturalist and I added a few new birds to my "life list". Very enjoyable trip, very friendly and welcoming atmosphere, the captain makes the trip a real pleasure for certain. Highly recommended!

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NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last year when we did the trip it was just 3 of us and a guide on board. This year it was 30+, so a little tougher to get to see everything, but they made sure everyone got a good view of every bird. And there were plenty of birds!

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Forest Hills, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Captain Bob provided us an informative and safe three hour cruise on the Osprey. We saw 31 species of birds and as a naturalist our captain not only navigated the waters but also explained the flora and fauna of beautiful Cape May. He was so knowledgeable about Cape May wetlands and the natural world within it. He steered the pontoon... More 

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CHARDON
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Our leaders were well equipped and knew the area well ,showing us about 25 species of birds. The naturalist answered all questions the group had. My only complaint was that he did not make several people come in off the front deck so others could go out. There are always people who don't comply with the policies, I feel as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

I have been a birder (and bander) for over 40 years and it was very refreshing to get out onto the marsh and get some close up experiences of its birds.

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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We were a group of 9 women who meet every year for a beach vacation. We were looking for something different to do and happened upon the Birding by Boat on the Osprey. I booked it online and when I missed the discount I called the captain and he deducted the discount for all 9 tickets purchase. Thanks captain! We... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

My wife and I aren't birders, but we thought it might be fun to take this cruise. We had a great time, saw lots of birds, took pictures, and enjoyed the boat ride. Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. There weren't any children on the cruise we took, and I'm not sure young children would stay interested for the... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Great way to see birds for both the seasoned birder and the novice. Very experienced captain and naturalist knew all the right places to look and pointed out many birds I have not seen before and would probably have great difficulty finding on my own. Very worthwhile.

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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is the 4th trip for us. We always enjoy seeing and photographing the shore birds. Very knowledgeable staff.

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Metro DC area
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful trip --we saw many birds (eg black-bellied plovers, night herons) we otherwise would not have seen. Both Bob the captain and Vince the naturalist were terrific guides (experienced, knowledgeable, good humor). The boat was very comfortable as it was covered so there was shade with lots of big windows that opened wide, seating, and an open deck outside where... More 

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