We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

American Princess Cruises - Day Cruises

Features Animals

American Princess Cruises - Day Cruises
Booking unavailable on TripAdvisor

Want other options you can book now?
All photos (29)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“bait fish”(2 reviews)
NYC's Whale/Dolphin Watching ADVENTURE Cruise. Hop aboard one of our most popular adventures every Sat. & Sun thru 10/31/17 adding every Wed., Thurs. & Fri. starting 6/14/17. Join us as we head out into the Atlantic Ocean seeking these beautiful...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Beach 169th Street and State Road, Breezy Point, NY 11697
+1 718-474-0555
Improve This Listing
Reviews (23)
Filter reviews
21 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews humpback whales whale watching bait fish captain sightings seas ship brooklyn rockaway nyc princess
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 21 reviews
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

I have to admit I was a little sceptical at first about taking this cruise. Literally nobody I spoke to in NYC had heard of it or was even aware there were Humpback Whales in the surrounding waters. But I am so pleased we did...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Stangers86
Reviewed July 11, 2018

I enjoyed the trip on the water but I did expect to go a little further afield than just to loop continuously from the Atlantic headlands and cruise parallel to Rockaway Park for pretty much 4 hours. The crew we talked to implied that we...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Rachel520
Reviewed August 22, 2017

Beautiful day with calm seas out of Rockaway on the American Princess to look for whales and dolphins but all we saw were many, many schools of fish. In spite of not seeing mammals we enjoyed the trip on the Atlantic Ocean for four hours....More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Gershwin12
Reviewed June 19, 2017

My family took me on a whale-watching cruise for Father's Day. We didn't see any whales - there's no guarantee that you will - but the staff is super-nice, the boat is lovely and the captain really tried to find them. We'll try again this...More

Thank zen3344
Reviewed June 3, 2017

Went with my 22 months old baby daughter. Her excitement when spotting the whales so closed to us was the greatest joy a mommy can hope for.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Cindy M
Reviewed May 23, 2017

I was like a kid at Christmas time. I couldn't sleep the night before. My daughter and I were the first ones to arrive. That's how excited we were. lol It was a nice view of Brooklyn especially Coney Island. And of course, Manhattan Island....More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Christina B
Reviewed November 30, 2016

I live in Brooklyn so the point of departure was a short jump over the Marine Park Bridge. The boat was clean and well equipped. There was a snack bar – bar on board that had all sorts of decent things to eat. We lucked...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Doug L
Reviewed November 14, 2016

Another wonderful adventure aboard the American Princess down in the Rockaways. I encourage all people who love the ocean life to take advantage of this little gem in Jamaica Bay. Humpback whales are back in NY Harbor feeding on the bunker. the Naturalist on board...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Kevin D
Reviewed August 14, 2016

Came same time as last year when we saw humpback whales but no whales this time. Beautiful day out on the water though. We did see what the marine life specialist on board called a "super pod" of dolphins that they estimated to be about...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank b d
Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Had a great time and was lucky enough to see humpback whales on a calm sunny day. Bit of a track to get to by public transport but well worth it.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Kazza K
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Comfort Inn Brooklyn
69 reviews
4.59 km away
Best Western Plus Brooklyn Bay Hotel
318 reviews
5.07 km away
Days Inn by Wyndham Brooklyn Marine Park
45 reviews
6.77 km away
Sleep Inn Coney Island
38 reviews
8.74 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 4 nearby restaurants
Kennedy's Restaurant
60 reviews
.99 km away
Pico Kitchen and Cantina
11 reviews
3.07 km away
Belle Harbor Steak House
72 reviews
4.09 km away
52 reviews
3.07 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 4 nearby attractions
A-Team Paddleboarding
10 reviews
2.45 km away
Jacob Riis Park
90 reviews
.86 km away
Fort Tilden
11 reviews
3.50 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
May 31, 2016|
Response from Tina D |
Are there any discount codes for this cruise
February 11, 2016|
Response from skippy05 | Reviewed this property |
In the summer. They usually go out thru October. I forget when they start up again, probably @ Memorial Day weekend. Check out their website! Plenty of information there!