No walk-ins for programs that require pre-registration

Quick Links to Individual Calendars

All NJ Audubon  |  All Things Birds  |  Cape May Bird Observatory  |  Lorrimer Nature Sanctuary  |  Nature Center of Cape May  | Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary  |  Young Birders Club  |  Urban Oasis

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

6hr Mini Pelagic Trip with the Cape May Whale Watch and Research Center

March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

NEW 2024! 

This 6hr Mini Pelagic tour is offered in partnership with the Cape May Whale Watch and Research Center. The cruise will focus on exploring the inshore Pelagic Zone (approx. 3-20 miles) off Cape May, NJ for Pelagic Birds and Marine Mammals. Marine Mammal Naturalists from Cape May Whale Watch and Research Center with our expert Pelagic Bird Naturalists from the Cape May Bird Observatory and will guide you through spotting and photographing the amazing wildlife Cape May has to offer! This trip is an excellent choice for the beginner in pelagic birding to try out a longer cruise, as well as a convenient option for the experienced birder to get out on the ocean! Enjoy the comfort of our heated inside cabin and full galley/bar aboard the American Star. eBird checklists are created by our team of experts and shared after the trip. Prepaid Reservations Only! Due to the special nature of this trip, we are not able to offer the marine mammal guarantee.

Possible sightings include:

  • Baleen Whales: Humpback, Fin, Minke, or Right
  • Common Dolphins, Bottlenose Dolphins, Harbor Porpoise
  • Harbor Seals, Grey Seals
  • Inshore Birds: Great Cormorant, Common and Red-throated Loons, scoters and other seaducks, Harlequin Duck (uncommon), Northern Gannet
  • Pelagic Birds: Black-legged Kittiwake, Razorbill, Common Murre, Thick-billed Murre (rare), Dovekie, Iceland Gull

Please note, trips are subject to varying weather and sea conditions. Trips will only sail in favorable weather conditions. Captain will make the final decision if the trip is sailing 48hrs prior to the scheduled cruise.

Cost: $85 Adults (age 13+) 




South Jersey Marina
1231 Route 109 South
Cape May, NJ 08204 United States
+ Google Map