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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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We decided to take this tour and really enjoyed it. 2 Hour boat ride, we went in the morning, we had a great weather day, but do bring bug spray for the green head flies. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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new jersey
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57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We decided to take this tour and really enjoyed it. 2 Hour boat ride, we went in the morning, we had a great weather day, but do bring bug spray for the green head flies. The captain and naturalist were very informative. We saw lots of Osprey nests, different birds and laughing gull nesting areas too. They supply binoculars and... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Very informative trip. The trip was2 hours but saw many types of birds. There was a very informative guide and captain.Binoculars were provided.

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

The captain forgot to offer us binoculars until about halfway through. We saw a lot of osprey in their nests, with their babies, which was cool. We saw a few other interesting things but in general we just took a boat ride with a few bird facts. I wished the captain would have talked more, given us more information. Half... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

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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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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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137 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 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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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 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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Additional Information about Birding By Boat on the Osprey

Address: 1218 Wilson Drive, Miss Chris Marina, Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone Number: 609-898-3500
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm  1:30 pm - 3:30 pm  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm  1:30 pm - 3:30 pm  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm  1:30 pm - 3:30 pm  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm  1:30 pm - 3:30 pm  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm  1:30 pm - 3:30 pm  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm  1:30 pm - 3:30 pm  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm  1:30 pm - 3:30 pm  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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