American Princess Cruises


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In a Nutshell

The American Princess sails from Riis Landing in Rockaway for 2-hour weekend tours of Atlantic waters where seals and birds roam

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Promotional value expires Dec 27, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required 24hrs in advance; subject to availability. Must book and sail by the expiration date on your Groupon, including makeup dates for canceled trips. Subject to weather and schedule changes. Coolers and outside alcoholic beverages prohibited. Children must be accompanied by adult. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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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 hours (starting at 12 noon and returning at approximately 2:00pm) 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. Holiday weekend special trips: Thanksgiving weekend 11/27, 11/28, & 11/29. Christmas weekend 12/26, & 12/27. Boarding starts at 11:15am, sailing time is 12:00pm noon returning approximately 2:00pm.

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 the dolphin and whale watching tour that earned a Daily News mention or their 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.

Customer Reviews

Though we didn't see any whales, the staff was pleasant and the view was awesome.
Shandsmen T. · 2 days ago
What a wonderful tour! Saw whales many times and learned alot of info. What a great deal for 4 hours at sea. highly recommend!
Sunny E. · August 12, 2017
Amazing sightings! Whales breaching just feet from the boat. Sometimes there are 50 or 60 dolphins at once, many of them leaping through the water.It's great that there are naturalists on board to explain the behavior of the animals and give a history of the area. Great way to spend the day!
Henry M. · July 28, 2017

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