Choose Between Two Options
- $18 for a weekend seal- and bird-watching adventure cruise for one ($30 value)
- $30 for two Groupons, each good for a weekend seal- and bird-watching adventure cruise for one ($60 value)
The large vessel has a full bar, including hot chocolate, tea, coffee, spiked coffee, and other beverages, and is also equipped with a snack bar and galley. Passengers spend 2.5 hours (starting at 12 noon and returning at approximately 2:30pm) gazing out of sizable viewing windows in a large, heated cabin with cushioned seating, enjoying scenic skyline views and spotting Harbor and Grey seals, with the occasional Harp and Hooded seal sighting, as well as a variety of birds. On warmer days, guests can take in sights from the ship’s canopy-covered upper deck. There is a naturalist on board guiding the tour, that gives a presentation on marine life, seals, birds, and the surrounding area on the way. There is also a slide show which is displayed on big screen tv’s, showing pictures, posters and exhibits. The naturalist is available throughout the trip for any questions.
Starting Sunday March 1 and sailing every Saturday and Sunday through Sunday April 19th, except the vessel will sail on April 3 Good Friday and not sailing on Easter Sunday April 5. Boarding starts 11:15 am, sailing time is 12:00 pm noon returning at approximately 2:30pm.
American Princess Cruises
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 this seal and bird watching tour that earned a New Yorker mention. Staffed by a team of experienced captains on its luxury boat, American Princess Cruises' excursions encompass a variety of sightseeing, cruising, tours, and partying opportunities. The company offers a plethora of experiences for customers, including boat rides with views of the NYC Skyline and Statue Liberty, Adventure Cruises, and Moonlight cruises. Cruises also allow customers to take in sights of various wildlife indigenous to the area - including whales, seals, birds, and dolphins - all in New York City's backyard.