Sightseeing in Ocean City


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The ships that comprise The 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 other local sea life. 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.
1286 Wilson Drive
Cape May,
NJ
US
Nestled within the South Jersey Marina, the boats and charters of Cape May Lady traverse local waters under the steady hands of an experienced crew. From April to December, seafaring personnel whisk clientele away on four- to eight-hour daytime and, depending on the season and mood of the moon, nighttime voyages. During excursions, guests may see aquatic critters such as striped bass, weakfish, and drum fish. Each trek supplies guests with necessary gear, such as fishing licenses, rods, reels, bait, and tackle. In addition to fish-hunting excursions, Cape May Lady?s charters can accommodate burials at sea or private dolphin-watching trips.
1121 Route 109
Cape May,
NJ
US
The Osprey sails down a saltwater marsh, taking guests on a wetlands safari and bird-watching trips. Passengers search for birds through panoramic windows in the enclosed deck or let the breeze blow through their hair on the open deck. Binoculars help spot laughing gulls and ospreys throughout Cape Island Creek Preserve and the calm waters of the Intracoastal Waterway. Passengers may also see Clapper Rails, Night Herons, Tri-Clored Herons, Black Skimmers, Black Terns, Royal Terns, Caspian Terns, Scoters, Common Loon, and various shorebirds.
1218 Wilson Dr.
Cape May,
NJ
US
Four different vineyards. More than 150 acres of land. Sixteen varieties of grapes. All-star numbers aside, Cape May Winery draws on the region's mild climate, sandy soil, and paucity of runaway weed-whackers to harvest a vast selection of flavorful varietals. A barrel-fermented chardonnay holds rank as the facility's signature white after a 16-month aging process. Visitors can sneak a peak at that process and many others during daily tours, or just relax and savor the winery's products inside three elegant tasting rooms and on an outside deck.
711 Town Bank Rd
Cape May,
NJ
US
If you need ten good reasons to spend an hour on 70-foot speedboat operated by Cyclone Speedboat Tours, they've got you covered. Otherwise, the promise of dolphin sightings or glimpsing a colorful sunset seem compelling enough. Licensed captains and seasoned mates navigate the giant yellow boat that holds 128 passengers on a round trip tour from the dock at 3rd and Bay Avenue. While seated on the open deck, enjoy the sea mist and the wind in your hair, keeping an eye out for pods of leaping dolphins and other native wildlife.
308 Bay Ave.
Ocean City,
NJ
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Dolphins so close you could almost touch them. Amazingly, that's a view most Stormin Speedboat boat trips encounter as they speed parallel to the shoreline. The captain of the 33-foot cruiser navigates swiftly and fluidly over the water, carrying up to 14 passengers during 45?50 minute boat rides. Each adventure shifts between thrilling speeds and calm moments of watching majestic dolphins jumping or playing Marco Polo.
3rd & Bay Ave.
Ocean City,
NJ
US
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