Whale-watching tours offer intimate glimpses of marine life, a luxury once reserved exclusively for those brave enough to dunk their heads into a lobster tank. Witness a less pinchy natural wonder with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $30 for the two-hour 10 a.m. Dolphin Watch cruise or the 6 p.m. Sunset Dolphin Watch cruise for two (a $60 value)
- $55 for one of the above 10 a.m. or 6 p.m. cruises for four (a $120 value)
- $40 for the three-hour Whales, Birds, and Dolphins Cruise at 1 p.m. for two (an $80 value)
- $74 for the above 1 p.m. cruise for four (a $160 value)
Experienced captains ferry passengers into the thick of where whales breach and dolphins play for an intimate and exciting viewing experience. As the boat circles the island of Cape May, a knowledgeable naturalist guide helps passengers spot breaching dolphins or whales and keeps guests informed on passing sea birds and other creatures. Children younger than 6 are regularly admitted for free with a paid adult.
The ships that comprise Starlight Fleet's squadron of vessels each transport passengers across the waves on a variety of sea adventures. The Starlight ferries fisherman on four-hour excursions to hook sea bass, flounder, bluefish, and croakers, the captain using sonar, GPS, and a knowledge of the currents to identify prime fishing real estate. The Atlantic Star typically serves as a whale-watching vessel and is kitted out with a snack-filled galley and a touch tank filled with horseshoe crabs.
The fleet also includes American Star and even boasts its very own pirate ship, The Dark Star, a custom-designed vessel built by Naval Architect Michael LeMole. It takes passengers on swashbuckling adventures during which they learn what a swash is and how to buckle it, as well as participate in treasure hunts and face painting.