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Atlantic City: Dolphin Watching Ocean Cruise Adventure

1. Atlantic City: Dolphin Watching Ocean Cruise Adventure

This trip is perfect for people of all ages and promises to be a special experience. On your two-hour ocean cruise, keep your eyes peeled for leaping, frolicking dolphins as you head into the open ocean. Highly-informative commentary provided by an onboard marine naturalist ensures your trip will indeed be one to remember. This Atlantic City dolphin watching ocean cruise has been featured by mainstream media outlets including The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Atlantic City Press, and New Jersey Outdoors. The cruise has grown to be their most celebrated adventure, experienced by oceanographers and mammal lovers from coast to coast. You'll never know how many there are, or how many you'll see — that's part of the adventure. All that can be said is to fill your tank with energy and bring your camera.

Cape May: Jersey Shore Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise

2. Cape May: Jersey Shore Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise

Discover the scenic area around Cape May and spot whales and dolphins in their natural habitat on a 3-hour guided tour. Cruise along the waterfront as you watch local marine life and see historic Victorian buildings along the shorefront. Whether you’re a marine biologist or a whale-loving family, this trip is ideal for everyone.  Your expert guide will point out sites of historical interest and as you keep watch for whales, dolphins, and other sea creatures. Admire the stunning views as you sail out into the Delaware Bay, and onwards to the Atlantic Ocean. Feel free to enjoy a cold or hot beverage and a snack from the ship’s snack bar during the tour.

Atlantic City: Parasailing Experience

3. Atlantic City: Parasailing Experience

Take to the water while in Atlantic City with a 90-minute boat ride including a short parasailing experience.  Situated in Gardener’s Basin, enjoy a convenient location alongside other Atlantic City attractions while only a short distance from the city's casinos and famous boardwalk. Climb aboard an Ocean Pro 31, the undisputed heavy-weight champion of parasail vessels.    Rest assured that your crew has all of the necessary certifications and licenses required by law and that vessels undergo multiple coast guard inspections yearly, to ensure your safety all year round. When your time comes, you will be lifted into the air by the parasail to admire views over the Atlantic City Boardwalk. Feel the exhilaration of free flight with your legs dangling free in the breeze below.

Atlantic City: Evening Happy Hour Ocean Cruise

4. Atlantic City: Evening Happy Hour Ocean Cruise

Unwind from your day in Atlantic City with a cruise through the marinas and back bays of the Atlantic Ocean. Perfect for the whole gang, relax as dusk turns to night over the twinkling lights of the bustling city. While aboard, you can relax while sipping your favorite drink or frozen cocktail available at the full-service bars, with nightly cocktail and beer specials featured. Book the Cruise & Cocktails option for access to unlimited house drinks, wine, beer, and soda. Prefer just to enjoy the cruise and not the bar? Not a problem — book the Cruise Only option and soak in the views over the gentle seas.

Cape May: 2-Hour Dolphin Watching Cruise

5. Cape May: 2-Hour Dolphin Watching Cruise

Set sail around the island of Cape May, NJ on the first trip of the day. Discover Victorian homes and the Cape May Lighthouse. Relax on the state's largest and fastest whale watching boat as you enjoy a continental breakfast. Choose to sit outside on the deck under the covering, or inside in the climate-controlled salon. On this 2-hour sightseeing cruise, you will learn about the history of the island and the surrounding area. Look for dolphins in their natural environment and learn about their habits while enjoying the large, comfortable super cruiser.

Cape May: Weekend Dolphin Watching Breakfast Cruise

6. Cape May: Weekend Dolphin Watching Breakfast Cruise

Experience the island of Cape May as you sail along the coastline and enjoy a 2-hour guided cruise. Experience the beautiful morning as you savor a light breakfast of pastries along with a cup of coffee or juice. Marvel at dolphins as they jump out of the ocean and ride the waves alongside the boat. See Victorian homes, the Cape May Lighthouse, and other interesting buildings on the waterfront, as your expert guide narrates facts about the historic area. The local dolphins are the highlight of the trip as they come up to the boat and join the fun. Learn about their local habitat as you watch these magnificent creatures.

Atlantic City: Morning or Afternoon Skyline Ocean Cruise

7. Atlantic City: Morning or Afternoon Skyline Ocean Cruise

On this 1-hour narrated ocean cruise, enjoy an amazingly refreshing way to spend your day along the oceanfront skyline of Atlantic City. Experience the morning Atlantic breeze and beautiful panoramic views, while learning about Atlantic City and it's famous boardwalk. The city’s history is vast as you will learn on this stroll down memory lane. Your cruise is highlighted with interesting historical narration, with your guide making certain that you won't miss a single thing along the way. Take in spectacular views of the sandy coast as well as unobstructed views of the Atlantic City and casino skyline. This tour is deal for the entire family with a combination of views of the ocean, inlet and back bays. Watch the fishermen reel in their catch, water-skiers cruise by and commercial crabbers harvest their catch. You will find no better vantage point along the Jersey Shore to take panoramic pictures.

Wildwood Crest: Pirate Adventure Cruise with Face Painting

8. Wildwood Crest: Pirate Adventure Cruise with Face Painting

Board a pirate ship for some guaranteed family fun with a voyage of tales, tunes, and treasures. Get in the mood with free face painting. Then its time to slap on your eyepatch and set sail under the skull and crossbones flag. Let your crew entertain you with pirate stories, a treasure hunt and a water cannon battle. Weigh the anchor and get ready to enjoy booty, music and song. Sip on the ship's special Dark Grog and enjoy an unforgettable family voyage of pirate mayhem.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 344 reviews

Worth every penny! We have done this boat ride on the Pacific Ocean, but first time on the Atlantic Ocean. Captain was excellent as were his staff. We saw at least 100 dolphins and no matter what side of boat you were on, he turned the boat around so everyone saw everything equally. It was a beautiful day too make it even better!

We had such a fun time on the cruise looking for dolphins and whales. We saw a bunch of dolphin pods while on the tour. The captain and the crew were knowledgeable and helpful. I would definitely recommend and return for another cruise.

Great cruise, a great mix of music, and it’s a great deal if you looking for something inexpensive and chill to do with friends. I love the views and drinks were good

We had a great experience. Captain Jeff and the crew went out of their way to make our day fun. The dolphins we saw were so enjoyable.

It was fun dolphins was promised to be seen and it was overall a great time