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Address: 1218 Wilson Dr, Miss Chris Marina, Cape May, NJ 08204-5209
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+1 609-898-3500
10:00 - 12:00
13:30 - 15:30
18:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 12:00
13:30 - 15:30
18:00 - 20:00

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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Great View of Bald Eagles on the Maurice River

If you love birds and boat trips, the kind and expertly knowledgable crew of the Osprey never disappoint. Boarding at Millville, NJ, we floated up the beautiful Maurice river past... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love birds and boat trips, the kind and expertly knowledgable crew of the Osprey never disappoint. Boarding at Millville, NJ, we floated up the beautiful Maurice river past bald eagles nesting, fishing, feeding their young, chasing the many ospreys, and just enjoying life. Abundant cormorants were pointed out as well as many shore birds, great blue herons, and... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Captain Bob and the naturalist are great at educating both novices and more experienced nature watchers. And there's plenty to see. The boat is not fancy, but comfortable and there's a restroom on board. Get some close-up views of bald eagles, ospreys and more. As John Denver said, "I know I'd be a poorer man if I never saw an... More 

Thank drbethtm
North Wildwood, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only eagles and osprey, but shore birds, ducks and belted kingfisher. All pointed out very well by Capt. Bob and the naturalist on board.

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Took this trip in conjunction with the birding festival. Very knowledgable captain/naturalist and I added a few new birds to my "life list". Very enjoyable trip, very friendly and welcoming atmosphere, the captain makes the trip a real pleasure for certain. Highly recommended!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Last year when we did the trip it was just 3 of us and a guide on board. This year it was 30+, so a little tougher to get to see everything, but they made sure everyone got a good view of every bird. And there were plenty of birds!

Thank denali41
Forest Hills, New York
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

Captain Bob provided us an informative and safe three hour cruise on the Osprey. We saw 31 species of birds and as a naturalist our captain not only navigated the waters but also explained the flora and fauna of beautiful Cape May. He was so knowledgeable about Cape May wetlands and the natural world within it. He steered the pontoon... More 

Thank Gershwin12
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Our leaders were well equipped and knew the area well ,showing us about 25 species of birds. The naturalist answered all questions the group had. My only complaint was that he did not make several people come in off the front deck so others could go out. There are always people who don't comply with the policies, I feel as... More 

Thank Ohiotraveler285
1 review
Reviewed 4 October 2016

I have been a birder (and bander) for over 40 years and it was very refreshing to get out onto the marsh and get some close up experiences of its birds.

Thank David B
Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

We were a group of 9 women who meet every year for a beach vacation. We were looking for something different to do and happened upon the Birding by Boat on the Osprey. I booked it online and when I missed the discount I called the captain and he deducted the discount for all 9 tickets purchase. Thanks captain! We... More 

Thank pear3150
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 17 September 2016

My wife and I aren't birders, but we thought it might be fun to take this cruise. We had a great time, saw lots of birds, took pictures, and enjoyed the boat ride. Our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. There weren't any children on the cruise we took, and I'm not sure young children would stay interested for the... More 

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