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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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the captain can steer this boat right up to places in the wetlands that are not accessible to normal boats. His naturalist was superb at spotting birds that were unique and he... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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washington d.c.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

the captain can steer this boat right up to places in the wetlands that are not accessible to normal boats. His naturalist was superb at spotting birds that were unique and he explained their habits and plumage. You have to take this trip.

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new jersey
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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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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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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 97 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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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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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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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 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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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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