Like celebrities and security cameras, birds will die if they aren't stared at constantly. Keep our winged friends alive with today’s Groupon: for $28, you get a bird-watching boat trip for two people from Cape May’s Wetlands Wildlife Safari on the Osprey (up to a $56 value).
Wetlands Wildlife Safari blends bird watching with water-top eco-tourism, guiding sightseers by boat through the placid waters of Cape Island Creek Preserve, Cold Spring Harbor, and the Intracoastal Waterway. After climbing aboard the Osprey, guests head out to explore the surrounding nature, wave at marine life, and spot birds including fish hawks, osprey, eagles, egrets, and herons. A bathroom on the boat keeps the trip more comfortable than a catnap on a bed of cotton candy, and a viewing deck with sliding-glass windows makes it easier for eyes to soak up the surrounding views. Departure times range from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., when a sunset cruise shoves off onto the peaceful waters; see the schedule for more details.
Birding By Boat on the Osprey
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.