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Birding By Boat on the Osprey

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Address: 1218 Wilson Drive, Miss Chris Marina, Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone Number: 609-898-3500
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Description: 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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eagle cruise

What a great trip.....as always. We saw many active Eagles nests. And a number of Osprey. The Captain and crew are always informative and pleasant.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Gibbstown, New Jersey
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New Jersey
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52 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

My friends and I took the 1:30pm - 3:30pm, $35. tour of the salt marsh. It was during MYGRATION so they did not have their 10:00AM $20. Senior rate tour. It was a nice day and the boat moved at a nice slow speed going out into the marsh. The Captain and his mate were very personable and knowledgeable about... More 

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Gibbstown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

What a great trip.....as always. We saw many active Eagles nests. And a number of Osprey. The Captain and crew are always informative and pleasant.

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Wallingford, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Sure I've been on the OSPREY a few times and I am a birder but honestly even if you didn't lift your binoculars this would be an enjoyable ride in the back bay areas. I've gotten close up to many varieties of birds on these trips and half of the fun is just boating through the scenery. The Captain and... More 

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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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93 helpful votes 93 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
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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
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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
11 helpful votes 11 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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