Marine wildlife tours give passengers an intimate glimpse of leaping fish, swooping birds, and spring-breakers who developed gills so as never to leave the ocean. Visit the denizens of a watery world with today's Groupon to American Princess Cruises in Breezy Point. Choose from the following options:
- For $13, you get one ticket to a seal-and-bird-watching tour (a $27 value).
- For $25, you get two tickets to a seal-and-bird-watching tour (a $54 value).
- For $49, you get four tickets to a seal-and-bird-watching tour (a $108 value).
Tours depart from Riis Landing and run noon to 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays from February 4 through April 15.
Tom Paladino, owner of the 95-foot American Princess, steers passengers over the Atlantic Ocean's scenic waters on seal-and-bird-watching tours that have been mentioned in the New Yorker. During each 2.5-hour tour, a professional naturalist directs peepers toward wildlife such as harbor seals, peregrine falcons, and marine spirit animals, as well as toward video and slide presentations that give groups further insight into the natural surroundings. Migrate between a large, canopied upper deck, a spacious main deck, and a cabin with cushioned seats for pain-free rounds of musical chairs. An on-board cash bar refuels guests with hot spiced coffee, cold mixed drinks, and slurpable soups.
American Princess Cruises
Tom Paladino, owner of the 95-foot American Princess, steers passengers over the Atlantic Ocean's scenic waters on many noted tours that leave the city's commotion behind, including his seal and birdwatching tour that earned a New Yorker mention. Staffed by a team of experienced captains on its luxury boats, American Princess Cruises' excursions encompass a variety of sightseeing, cruising, tours, and partying opportunities. The company's many voyages ferry passengers past scenic areas that include New York Harbor, Jamaica Bay, Long Island Sound, or the Statue of Liberty as she readies her torch for that night's show at Madison Square Garden.
Within these geographic areas, passengers cruise on tours during which it's common to spot whales and dolphins cresting the sea's surface, the Sandy Hook Lighthouse, or take in the area's flame-colored leaves in autumn.