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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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Good crew and interesting information. Highly recommended!

I was looking for an activity to do with my 80 year old parents while we were visiting Cape May, and this activity looked perfect because it doesn't require a lot of physical... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I was looking for an activity to do with my 80 year old parents while we were visiting Cape May, and this activity looked perfect because it doesn't require a lot of physical exertion. Today (April 25 2015) was the first safari of the year, and we left at 10am. The tour lasted 2 hours which was the perfect amount... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

As Audubon members, we enjoyed the experience of the crew and their "secret" hot-spots for Birding. Will come back for more!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

One of our teens is a birder and into Envirothon stuff. The other is not so much... However between Travis and Sam, the level of education, knowledge, and entertainment for all was great. We all learned a lot and genuinely had a wonderful time. 5-star for sure. THANKS!!

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Massapequa, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Travis (the captain) and his wife (refreshment stand) are the nicest people in the world. I am sorry I forgot the other gentleman's name on the boat that day. The boat itself is open and clean. The ride itself was awesome. Travis' son and daughter were out with us too and they were wonderful too. The right personality to do... More 

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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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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

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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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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