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 Between Two Options
- $40 for tickets for two to a three-hour whale- and dolphin-watching tour (an $80 value)
- $75 for tickets for four to a three-hour whale- and dolphin-watching tour (a $160 value)
The crew welcomes passengers aboard the Atlantic Star, a vessel that transports up to 150 passengers on dolphin- and whale-watching cruises. Once the sightseers are loaded, the ship heads out into the ocean blue on a cruise narrated by a marine biologist and educator, who points out marine mammals, sea birds, sea turtles, and historic landmarks and sights. The ship even features a touch tank that allows passengers to get up close to the marine life.
Though passengers are not permitted to bring food and drink on board, the galley crew serves snacks and beverages. The ship also features a selection of souvenirs and essentials, such as sunblock.
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, croakers and triggerfish, 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 and rays.
The company 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.