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The Skimmer is a 40 foot pontoon boat built for eco-tours in the calm waters of the back bay wetlands. Cape May County is one of the best locations in the U.S. to observe birds and their migrations. The salt marsh is home to an incredible number of...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1075 Stone Harbor Blvd, Docks at The Wetlands Institute, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247-1424
+1 609-884-3100
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Reviewed September 26, 2018

This is such a great tour. A lot of fun and extremely informative. The men running the tour offer great information and keep it fun for the kids! This is our second ride on the skimmer and we will be back again!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

With my guests, we took the 2:30PM cruise in late September which turned out to be both an ideal time of day and excellent time of the year. One of our guides was an expert birder having won the World Series of Birding three times!...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

We went on the 2:30pm tour on 22nd. The two men leading the tour were fantastic—friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. We saw tons of birds and there were hands-on fun activities for children as well. We will definitely come back again next year for this wonderful...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 11, 2018

Wonderful experience. Knowledgeable, friendly staff. Great way to show out of town guest the area.Especially appealing during the sunset hour.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

3 generations of our family agreed that this was the highlight of our trip. Very knowledgeable, a gentle ride, endless hands on with different sea critters. So fun!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank michael v
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Even my middle school age boys admitted that they enjoyed it! The crew was extremely knowledgeable and and friendly. We learned much more than we thought and enjoyed every minute of it. Also got some great photos!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David E
Reviewed August 30, 2018

The leaders did a great job answering questions, pointing out different kinds of birds and sharing interesting facts about the birds. We also saw a spectacular sunset!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 30, 2018

The Skimmer is named after the black skimmer bird that skims over the water with his lower beak in the water trying to scoop up fish. We didn't catch any fish, but we caught sight of ospreys, black backed gulls, tri colored heron, red knots,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Road708602
Reviewed August 23, 2018

There were 5 adults and 3 children on this delightful sunset sail adventure. It was a wonderful 2 hour bay cruise with sightings of all types of birds and bay life. The children so enjoyed the touching tank and the cheese and crackers. The Captain...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank conswim
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Our group truly enjoyed the Skimmer Tour from Stone Harbor (including one usually seasick-prone grandma)! Travis, Josh, and Sophia were fun and knowledgeable guides, and the hands-on experience was eye-opening for the entire group, young and old. We loved it and will certainly be back...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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May 27, 2018|
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Response from travelingwinds | Property representative |
Hi sorry to not respond sooner, I didn't realize we could get messages through trip advisor. With the renovations we did over the winter (new bigger pontoons, 2 motors, completely remodeled front deck) and new coast guard... More