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)<p>
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 Starlight Fleet
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.