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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
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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!
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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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
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 certifications, we can now take up to 29 passengers. For our standard daytime Salt Marsh Safari Cost is $30 for adults (13 yrs and up) $18 (ages 3-12) and free for children 2 and under. The Sunset Safari is $3 more per person and we provide cheese, crackers and fruit and you're welcome to bring a bottle of wine or a few beers. It's not a booze cruise and still family friendly. For large groups, we do offer discounts. Check out our website for our phone # or email for a quicker response. I realize we may have missed you this year but perhaps next time :) Thanks for the interest! - Travis (Skimmer Tours)