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Salt Marsh Safari-The Skimmer

Dolphin Cove Marina, Cape May, NJ 08204
+1 609-884-3100
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Ranked #2 of 25 Activities in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We took this cruise in mid-August. Second only to a family wedding, it probably was the most enjoyable thing we did in Cape May. Slowly cruising through the salt marshes, seeing various species of birds and learning from the informative crew members was unforgettable. We had several adults on board and two elementary age girls, and everyone was very engaged... More

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Ringle, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I went on the Skimmer to see birds and was not disappointed. From shore birds to ospreys quite a large variety was seen. Excellent idea to show the sea creatures to all up close. The kids really enjoyed this and hopefully will learn to be stewards of the earth. Enough variety that my 22 month grandson wasn't bored. This trip... More

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NJ
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We just took a ride on The Skimmer on Saturday afternoon. It was well run, very informative and fun for all of us. I highly recommend if you enjoy spending time out on the open sea, learning more about NJ's ecosystems, birds, etc.

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

What a great outing! Gorgeous scenery (even without all the great birds we saw). The folks that run this are very knowledgeable and relate information in a way that makes everything fun and interesting for all ages. We saw ospreys catching fish, seagulls eating other seagulls (and then other seagulls stealing the meal), a peregrine falcon and other shore/migrating birds... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

This is the second time we went on this safari and we loved it both times! This time we brought friends who are photographers and our 8 year old daughter and everyone loved it. I could see and hear about the Ospreys over and over! This family run tour is both entertaining and educational. A true Cape May diamond -... More

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North Wildwood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Last night I went on the sunset nature cruise with a friend and it was terrific. If you are looking for something to do with the kids it's a great hands on learning trip. We got to relax while learning alot and seeing so many beautiful birds right here in Cape May County! The Captain, his mate and his family... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This 2 hour boat ride was recommended to me by an expert birder. It was a wonderful afternoon in the marshes at high tide in Cape May, one of the premier birding spots on the east coast. I was not disappointed. Captain Hanna and Naturalist Margeaux were top notch with passion and information about birds and ecology. It was a... More

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Cape May, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We held a 4th birthday party on the Salt Marsh Safari Skimmer. Our group ranged in age from adults, older children, younger kids, and toddlers. Everyone agrees we had an amazingly enjoyable and educational experience. Captain Travis and his mate were fun, flexible, and knowledgable. Even the adults on the trip learned something new and interesting exploring the coastal wetlands... More

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Ballston Lake, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We saved the best for last. We visited the Skimmer on August 8th, 2014 on the 1:30 cruise and had a,great time. Both Travis and Sam gave a wonderful presentation for us on the salt marsh. There were plenty to birds to see as well as an enlightening talk on the importance of the salt marsh. Our cruise wasn't too... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We took the birding/marshland cruise out of the Wetlands Institute. Was an excellent fun experience even without kids. The captain and staff provided fun filled education about birds, environment, etc. Learned plenty, kids who were present were thoroughly entertained, and cheese and fruit plates excellent. We have been going to Stone Harbor for 25 yrs and this was one of... More

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