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Address: 1218 Wilson Dr, Miss Chris Marina, Cape May, NJ 08204-5209
Phone Number: 609-898-3500
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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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Fantastic tour of local birds

If you aren't interested in birding at all, that is, you find it really boring, I'd not recommend the tour. But if you are a birder or want to learn more, this is a great boat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Clinton, New Jersey
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Clinton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you aren't interested in birding at all, that is, you find it really boring, I'd not recommend the tour. But if you are a birder or want to learn more, this is a great boat tour of local Cape May waterways targeting birds based on knowledge. We saw many birds, and many different types of birds. We also saw... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great boat trip. The captain and the naturalist are very friendly. You will see lots of interesting birds. We will definitely come back again.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The captain and the naturalist very personable and professional and knowledgable. Got great photos of a bald eagle, the ospreys, and 4000 other birds.

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Thank Rod M
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful experience on the Wetlands Wildlife Safari in Cape May, New Jersey. The Captain and his naturalist showed us 29 different species in 2 1/2 hours on the water, including a Bald Eagle and more ospreys than I've ever seen in my life. I highly recommend this tour as a way to see the marshes and the... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take some long legs clothes to avoid mosquito and horsefly bites... Binoculars are supplied on board for free.

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Hopewell Junction, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Took the morning excursion and had a good time. The Capt. identified all the wildlife species and told us facts related to each species. There are still nesting Osprey which we were able to view the chicks and fledglings as well as the adults. A mated pair of Bald Eagles were also perched near their nest area. A nice way... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We took the 10 AM boat. It was a fun and educational tour. The captain went out of his way to make sure we got to see a bald eagle, and we also got near (without being intrusive) osprey nests and a laughing gull colony. The naturalist was also very knowledgeable and open to questions.

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Thank Sarah G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

I could not believe how many birds we came up close and personal to on the boat ride. I've never been so excited to get that close to Osprey, Herrons, Gulls and Gull babies. My entire family loved the boat ride and education during the trip. We will be doing this again.

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Millburn, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

This is our second trip on the Osprey boating excursion and it was as rewarding as the first! The captain and conservationist were genuinely knowledgable and excited to see birds and explain their habitat! Take the tome and enjoy!!

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Wildwood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This was our second time on the osprey. We had signed up for the 10 am trip but due to very low tide, very strong winds and the fact that only four people showed up the boat didn't go out. The captain suggested coming back for the 1:30 trip, or the next day. Everyone was able to return for the... More 

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