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Salt Marsh Safari-The Skimmer

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Address: Cape May Inlet Marina, Ocean Drive Between Cape May and Wildwood, Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone Number: +1 609-884-3100
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My mom, sister and I were looking for something to do rather than the normal "beach scene" and this was the perfect adventure. Motoring around the back bay areas was just the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My mom, sister and I were looking for something to do rather than the normal "beach scene" and this was the perfect adventure. Motoring around the back bay areas was just the ticket. Our captain, Bill and his mate/naturalist, Margot were totally awesome! They were so passionate and very knowledgeable about the eco-system of the marshes, marine animals and bird... More 

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Livingston, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We chose the Salt Marsh Safari - The Skimmer by the reviews from Trip Advisor. We were looking for activities to explore Cape May and this caught my eye. The boat trip is 2-hours and it explores the Sea Salt marshes. Captain Bill guided the boat and Margo was our wildlife and ecologist expert and guide. Both were incredibly knowledgeable... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

What a great way to spend an afternoon while visiting Cape May! We were a group of four adults who took the relaxing afternoon excursion of the marsh area. The captain and naturalist were very knowledgeable and shared plenty of interesting information about the wildlife. We actually went right up to the grass line a few times in order to... More 

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Cape May, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is rated a 5 because its an awesome 2 hour informative trip in the beautiful back bay marsh area with more information than you have ever known existed in this awesome eco system of S Jersey. Went with my Granddaughter to the Stone Harbor location and was treated to levels of information on native and migrating birds and a... More 

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Landenberg, Pennsylvania
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The Skimmer's 6 pm wine (BYOB) and cheese cruise was a bird and marine life learning experience full of surprises. The cheese and fresh fruit added to the amazing wealth of knowledge of the captain (a marine biology teacher), his mate (a world renowned Birder) and the interactive nature of this trip. We were hesitant at first to book this... More 

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Collegeville, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We took a tour of the salt marsh in Stone Harbor leaving from the Wetlands Institute (which is also amazing)! Both the captain & the on-board naturalist were very knowledgeable, friendly & fun! Our 7 year old son was entertained with both bird spotting and the hands-on opportunities and was encouraged to ask questions. It's very laid back and family... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We went on the Skimmer at 6:00. The trip through the marsh showed many birds, osprey and their newborns. The naturalist and the Catain were ver knowledgeable and were able to describe the work that is done with the Osprey nests and how they maintain them. Only problem were the green flies. They could not help that but if you... More 

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Upstate NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

So glad we booked this trip! We had such a great time learning about the marshes and all the birds and wildlife, and Travis and Glenn managed to make it FUN! This will absolutely become one of our traditions on our yearly Cape May vacation. Thanks so much!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We are a family of 5, (2 teen boys, and a young daughter), and all were involved and loved this trip. The captain, Travis, is a marine biologist and he makes this is a true learning experience, too, not just a trip to go catch some crabs. My kids learned about bunker, how to spot a pregnant crab, horseshoe crabs,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is the best birding trip in the area! My friend reluctantly agreed to go on the Skimmer, and is now mad about birds! Why is it that when I look over a salt marsh, I just see a few gulls? Glenn and Travis showed us oystercatchers with long orange bills, skimmers scooping up dinner from the surface of the... More 

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Address: Cape May Inlet Marina, Ocean Drive Between Cape May and Wildwood, Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone Number: +1 609-884-3100
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May

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