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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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Wonderfu Boat Ride in the marsh

We really enjoyed the 2 hour boat tour that left at 1:30 and had a wonderful time. The captain of the boat and the ornithologist were friendly and very knowledgable about the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Rochester, New York
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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Our family group of 8 had a fun and interesting time skimming along with Cpts. Travis and Bill. Fellow passengers and cpts. turned the two hours into a pun a minute which made for fun, but also a learning experience as various birds and other living things were spotted and discussed. Appropriate for the whole family.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed the 2 hour boat tour that left at 1:30 and had a wonderful time. The captain of the boat and the ornithologist were friendly and very knowledgable about the area and the wildlife. They were great with the kids on the trip and answered all kinds of question. It was one of the highlights of our trip... More 

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Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The crew, captain and naturalist, were very nice. The naturalist was extremely knowledgeable and kept the kids interested during the 2-hour cruise. Binoculars were provided and allowed us to see the birds well. This was the highlight of my brief visit to Cape May.

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Latham, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We've been on The Skimmer before, and this trip did not disappoint. Due to a scheduling snafu, we ended up with a private tour with Captains Travis and Hannah. The entire party loved it. Not only was the sunset cruise breathtaking, but the staff was knowledgeable and engaging. They truly love this work, and it shows. My children are still... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I did this tour with my boyfriend and we had a great time. The two captains were very informative and enthusiastic. We were provided with high quality binoculars (at no extra charge). You can see a plethora of exotic birds and other wildlife without the binoculars but cannot see details very well (i.e. color of wings and shape of beaks).... More 

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Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, United States
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Skimmer boat ride through the marshes,reasonably priced,where you observe and learn about the ecology and animal life,in the marshes.I have been in the jersey shore are for 45 years,every summer..and never knew alot of the facts pointed out on the trip,also a suprise at the end for the kids...and curious adults...great family experience

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Sayre, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Went on the evening byo wine tour. Guides were excellent, very knowledgeable and made it an enjoyable evening.

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We took the Saturday morning tour co-sponsored by the Cape May Bird Observatory, and it was perhaps the highlight of our trip here. The captain and naturalist guide were personable, informative and really good at what they do--the guide Glenn could spot a rare tern and ID it in an instant. They provided a very good overview of the ecology... More 

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Oil City, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Beautiful peaceful tour. We did the 6 PM tour with cheese and crackers provide (bring your own wine) and it was wonderful. The captain and on board expert are very knowledgeable and make the learning fun, not only for the kids but the adults as well. The kids loved the crabs, seaweed etc in the touch tank. Watching the birds... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We took the 10 am Sunday tour this past weekend and it was fabulous. Captain Bill and Sam were excellent. I had my mother and my 2 year old daughter with me and surprisingly she was well behanved and loved watching the birds and turtles. Such a great time. I highly recommend this tour when you want to do something... More 

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