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Birding By Boat on the Osprey

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Cape May, NJ, USA
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About Birding By Boat on the Osprey
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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We get views of the wildlife of the salt marsh that people almost never have an opportunity to see. We sail daily from April until October so we always know where we are likely to see the most interesting birds and with 25 years of experience running these tours we know where we are likely to have the best trip. Our route varies daily depending on conditions.
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We get views of the wildlife of the salt marsh that people almost never have an opportunity to see. We sail daily from April until October so we always know where we are likely to see the most interesting birds and with 25 years of experience running these tours we know where we are likely to have the best trip. Our route varies daily depending on conditions.
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from $30.00
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed the cruise. The guides were expert and we had good looks at all the available species. Love the Kingfishers and Oyster Catchers.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank port4u
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A wonderful trip to special places with many remarkable sightings. Both captain and naturalist were highly knowledgeable, accessible, and engaging. Will do this again every time I visit Cape May.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Christine A
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the Birding by Boat on the Osprey with Captain Bob and the Naturalist, Katherine. Both of them were very attentive to everyone on the boat and very knowledgeable about the birds in the area. If you don't have any...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank GTabora
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun and enjoyable even for my wife, who is new birder. Trip leaders were easy-going, fun, and informative!!! Plus they got me my first rail and godwit!!!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank DebandToby
Reviewed 1 week ago

We absolutely loved how into his job Captain Bob was.The naturalist guy (sorry can't remember name) was also wonderful and full of knowledge! There wasn't really a question the 2 of them couldn't answer. They tried so hard to make sure we saw every SINGLE...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Nikki B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having a nature guide on the boat helping us to spot and then informing us of what we are looking at. It was a wonderful experience.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank John K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a wonderful time birding by boat on the Osprey! They are kind and know their stuff. Well worth the money and a fun activity whether you are a birder, photographer or just enjoy a boat ride!!

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Maria Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed Captain Bob, who was very knowledgeable and had a photographic memory for where most of the birds people wanted to see were at. While I can't remember all the birds we saw, some were: bald eagle, piping plovers, adult and juvie black...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When Birding By Boat on the Osprey, the Captain was very knowledgeable, taking his boat to areas (large as well as small and remote) In the bay where a variety of birds could be found. The boat is comfortably appointed and snacks/cold drinks are available....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank CortexQueen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great trip with knowledgeable guides. The captain and naturalist on board were great at pointing out sights along the journey, including birds and natural features. They also showed us a lot of the built environment along the water in Cape May and Wildwood. We...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Geri S
April 24, 2017|
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Response from 53951Bob | Property representative |
All of the cruises from May until November depart from the Miss Chris Marina at 1212 Wilson Dr. In Cape May.
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pax1065
August 13, 2016|
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The boat is handicapped accessible for non-motorized wheelchairs. Calling ahead is recommended because we may suggest a time for a trip where the tide is high to make things easier
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Hanan M
August 3, 2015|
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The two hour trips are $30 for adults and $18 for children under age 13.
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