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Birding By Boat on the Osprey

1218 Wilson Drive, Miss Chris Marina, Cape May, NJ 08204
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Ranked #3 of 26 Activities in Cape May
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Owner description: 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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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Four of us got a private tour of the back bay areas around Cape May searching for birds and anything else that might have come our way. Bob, our captain, was knowledgeable, friendly and an excellent birder. I would highly recommend them!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I had been on the Osprey once before, and this time I called in advance for us and another couple on a Thursday. It turned out that the regular 1:30 trip was full (Road Scholar group), so the captain created a special 10 am time for us because we couldn't come on a different day. Talk about accommodating! As it... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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149 reviews 149 reviews
100 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

a low key boat trip to see local wildlife, mainly birds. had naturalist on board, plus captain, both excellent spotters. almost full boat, so movement sl restricted. efforts made to point out anything of interest. worth the $20 senior rate. recommend to others

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Marlboro, New Jersey
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My husband and I took the 5 o'clock trip this past Saturday. We both enjoyed it and he is not really interested in birds! I thought that we did well with our sightings and I got to see some new birds for me including a clapper rail, ruddy turnstones, and a whimbrel. Other birds included opreys, belted kingfishers, skimmers, several... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This tour exceeded my expectations. Pleasant and knowledgeable captain and guides. Enjoyable for a casual birder.

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Hightstown, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

My wife and I took the Monday morning tour, 10:00am to 1:00pm, and we had a great time. The boat was crowded but comfortable enough, with windows all around and a small open deck at the bow. The pilot took us into very shallow waters in the various salt marshes around the bay and past the very numerous marinas. The... More

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New York, New York, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I took the Sunday 2.5 hour trip sponsored by the official cape may birding observatory and had a great time. Both the captain and naturalist were extremely friendly and knowledgeable and were happy to answer any questions anyone had at any time. The boat itself was roomy and spacious with lots of windows from which to view wildlife. There was... More

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Gibbstown, New Jersey
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I have lost count on how many times I have sailed on The Osprey with Captain Bob and Naturalist David Lord and also Vince Elia, since my first sailing in Oct. Of of 2011. My last sailing was a special excursion to Gull Island on August 23, 2014. This cruise was over 4 hours long and not only included birds,... More

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Havertown, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This was really well done. Whether you're a bird watching fanatic or just looking for something to do, this is a lot fun. The guide Dave and the Captain Bob were very experienced and friendly. They provided binoculars which is very much appreciated. Why are you still reading this review, and not driving there!?!? GO!

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is a must tour for interested birders. There is much bird life to be seen on this tour, and both the boat captain and the naturalist made sure that we would see it all. Both were knowledgeable and patient. The binoculars that they provided were very high quality.

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