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Birding By Boat on the Osprey

1218 Wilson Drive, Miss Chris Marina, Cape May, NJ 08204
609-898-3500
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Ranked #6 of 25 Activities in Cape May
Type: Tours
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... more » 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. « less
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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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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
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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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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laurel, maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Yay Groupon! We never would have even know about this otherwise. From my 72 year old mother to my 6 year old niece, we had a blast. And I will DEFINITELY be back. And this isn't just a trip for birders. Captain Bob was extremely knowledgable - about the area's history AND the birds. (and avoiding the green biting flies.... More

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Nutley, New Jersey
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

My girlfriend and I decided to go on the sunday morning cruise. She is very into birdwatching and I was along for the ride. The guides were so knowledgeable and friendly, that they kept my attention the entire time. I recommend this trip to trip to anyone. Even just for the beautiful boat ride, I would find it worth it.

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Kennett Square, PA USA
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117 reviews 117 reviews
11 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We took the 10 am cruise on Sunday, 6/1 and had a wonderful time! The captain was able to take us into some of the difficult-to-reach areas because the water in the bay was quite high. Both the captain and his assistant (I can't remember their names but they were both a wealth of information) provided us with viewings of... More

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Deal, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
17 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This is a trip for everybody - keen bird watchers, casual bird watchers, or just those who enjoy a boat ride in beautiful surrpundings. Vince, the naturalist, was a mine of information. I learned more from him in two hours than from many years of self-tuition and reading books. He was enthusiastic as well as knowledgeable. Bob, the skipper, knew... More

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Captain Bob was a great tour guide on the harbor ride, pointing out bird sightings and answering questions. I enjoyed the outing tremendously, a nice morning out! It's a good idea to phone first to confirm times , if there aren't enough people , the boat will not go out. I'm looking forward to returning in the spring for the... More

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Edison, New Jersey
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Became fan of Mr. Guide, his passion for birds was visible. Throughout the trip, he spotted birds and narrated about them. Binoculars on boat were welcome surprise, you need one for sure. Boat driver and guide both are avid bird watchers, may have watched more than a dozen kind of birds. Loved it.

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