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American Princess Cruises - Day Cruises

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Weather perfect, calm Atlantic, bait fish swimming; favorable conditions for whale watching

Beautiful day with calm seas out of Rockaway on the American Princess to look for whales and... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
Forest Hills, New York
No whales, but a great cruise

My family took me on a whale-watching cruise for Father's Day. We didn't see any whales... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
Brooklyn, New York
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NYC's Whale/Dolphin Watching ADVENTURE Cruise. Hop aboard one of our most popular adventures every Sat. & Sun thru 10/31/17 adding every Wed., Thurs. & Fri. starting 6/14/17. Join us as we head out into the Atlantic Ocean seeking these beautiful...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Beach 169th Street and State Road, Breezy Point, NY 11697
+1 718-474-0555
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

I enjoyed the trip on the water but I did expect to go a little further afield than just to loop continuously from the Atlantic headlands and cruise parallel to Rockaway Park for pretty much 4 hours. The crew we talked to implied that we...More

1  Thank Rachel520
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Beautiful day with calm seas out of Rockaway on the American Princess to look for whales and dolphins but all we saw were many, many schools of fish. In spite of not seeing mammals we enjoyed the trip on the Atlantic Ocean for four hours....More

1  Thank Gershwin12
Reviewed 19 June 2017

My family took me on a whale-watching cruise for Father's Day. We didn't see any whales - there's no guarantee that you will - but the staff is super-nice, the boat is lovely and the captain really tried to find them. We'll try again this...More

Thank zen3344
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Went with my 22 months old baby daughter. Her excitement when spotting the whales so closed to us was the greatest joy a mommy can hope for.

Thank Cindy M
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I was like a kid at Christmas time. I couldn't sleep the night before. My daughter and I were the first ones to arrive. That's how excited we were. lol It was a nice view of Brooklyn especially Coney Island. And of course, Manhattan Island....More

1  Thank Christina B
Reviewed 30 November 2016

I live in Brooklyn so the point of departure was a short jump over the Marine Park Bridge. The boat was clean and well equipped. There was a snack bar – bar on board that had all sorts of decent things to eat. We lucked...More

Thank Doug L
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Another wonderful adventure aboard the American Princess down in the Rockaways. I encourage all people who love the ocean life to take advantage of this little gem in Jamaica Bay. Humpback whales are back in NY Harbor feeding on the bunker. the Naturalist on board...More

Thank Kevin D
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Came same time as last year when we saw humpback whales but no whales this time. Beautiful day out on the water though. We did see what the marine life specialist on board called a "super pod" of dolphins that they estimated to be about...More

Thank b d
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Had a great time and was lucky enough to see humpback whales on a calm sunny day. Bit of a track to get to by public transport but well worth it.

Thank Kazza K
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We wanted to see the fireworks from close by and with the security alerts in NYC, water seemed safe. And yes, the fireworks were awesome. Our captain got a great spot so no complaints there. The ship was small so it was difficult to keep...More

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1 June 2016|
Response from Tina D |
Are there any discount codes for this cruise
12 February 2016|
Response from skippy05 | Reviewed this property |
In the summer. They usually go out thru October. I forget when they start up again, probably @ Memorial Day weekend. Check out their website! Plenty of information there!