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Atlantic City: Dolphin Watching Ocean Cruise Adventure

1. Atlantic City: Dolphin Watching Ocean Cruise Adventure

Join this Atlantic City dolphin watching ocean cruise with informative commentary by an onboard marine naturalist guide. Keep your eyes peeled for frolicking dolphins as you head from new Jersey's shore into the open ocean. Get out on the water and enjoy an exciting adventure at sea as you look for dolphins and spot other native wildlife along the Atlantic City Coastline. Cruise through areas that serve as a sanctuary for many species of marine life. This cruise has been featured by mainstream media outlets such as The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Atlantic City Press, and New Jersey Outdoors as their most celebrated adventure, experienced by oceanographers and mammal lovers from coast to coast. You'll never know how many dolphins there are, or how many you'll see — that's part of the adventure. All you can do is fill your tank with energy and bring your camera.

Cape May: Jersey Shore Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise

2. Cape May: Jersey Shore Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise

Discover the scenic area around Cape May and spot whales and dolphins in their natural habitat on a scenic cruise. Cruise along the waterfront as you watch local marine life and see historic Victorian buildings along the shorefront. Your expert guide will point out sites of historical interest and as you keep watch for whales, dolphins, and other sea creatures. Admire the stunning views as you sail out into the Delaware Bay, and onwards to the Atlantic Ocean. You can also purchse a cold or hot beverage and a snack from the ship’s snack bar during the tour.

Atlantic City: Parasailing Experience

3. Atlantic City: Parasailing Experience

Take to the water while in Atlantic City with a 90-minute boat ride including a short parasailing experience.  Situated in Gardener’s Basin, enjoy a convenient location alongside other Atlantic City attractions while only a short distance from the city's casinos and famous boardwalk. Climb aboard an Ocean Pro 31, the undisputed heavy-weight champion of parasail vessels.    Rest assured that your crew has all of the necessary certifications and licenses required by law and that vessels undergo multiple coast guard inspections yearly, to ensure your safety all year round. When your time comes, you will be lifted into the air by the parasail to admire views over the Atlantic City Boardwalk. Feel the exhilaration of free flight with your legs dangling free in the breeze below.

Atlantic City: Evening Happy Hour Ocean Cruise

4. Atlantic City: Evening Happy Hour Ocean Cruise

Unwind from your day in Atlantic City with a cruise through the marinas and back bays of the Atlantic Ocean. Perfect for the whole gang, relax as dusk turns to night over the twinkling lights of the bustling city. While aboard, you can relax while sipping your favorite drink or frozen cocktail available at the full-service bars, with nightly cocktail and beer specials featured. Book the Cruise & Cocktails option for access to unlimited house drinks, wine, beer, and soda. Prefer just to enjoy the cruise and not the bar? Not a problem — book the Cruise Only option and soak in the views over the gentle seas.

Cape May: 2-Hour Dolphin Watching Cruise

5. Cape May: 2-Hour Dolphin Watching Cruise

Set sail around the island of Cape May, NJ on the first trip of the day. Discover Victorian homes and the Cape May Lighthouse. Relax on the state's largest and fastest whale watching boat as you enjoy a continental breakfast. Choose to sit outside on the deck under the covering, or inside in the climate-controlled salon. On this 2-hour sightseeing cruise, you will learn about the history of the island and the surrounding area. Look for dolphins in their natural environment and learn about their habits while enjoying the large, comfortable super cruiser.

Atlantic City: Morning or Afternoon Skyline Ocean Cruise

6. Atlantic City: Morning or Afternoon Skyline Ocean Cruise

On this 1-hour narrated ocean cruise, enjoy an amazingly refreshing way to spend your day along the oceanfront skyline of Atlantic City. Experience the morning Atlantic breeze and beautiful panoramic views, while learning about Atlantic City and it's famous boardwalk. The city’s history is vast as you will learn on this stroll down memory lane. Your cruise is highlighted with interesting historical narration, with your guide making certain that you won't miss a single thing along the way. Take in spectacular views of the sandy coast as well as unobstructed views of the Atlantic City and casino skyline. This tour is deal for the entire family with a combination of views of the ocean, inlet and back bays. Watch the fishermen reel in their catch, water-skiers cruise by and commercial crabbers harvest their catch. You will find no better vantage point along the Jersey Shore to take panoramic pictures.

Cape May: Weekend Dolphin Watching Breakfast Cruise

7. Cape May: Weekend Dolphin Watching Breakfast Cruise

Experience the island of Cape May as you sail along the coastline and enjoy a 2-hour guided cruise. Experience the beautiful morning as you savor a light breakfast of pastries along with a cup of coffee or juice. Marvel at dolphins as they jump out of the ocean and ride the waves alongside the boat. See Victorian homes, the Cape May Lighthouse, and other interesting buildings on the waterfront, as your expert guide narrates facts about the historic area. The local dolphins are the highlight of the trip as they come up to the boat and join the fun. Learn about their local habitat as you watch these magnificent creatures.

Northfield: Hellevator Interactive Escape Room Experience

8. Northfield: Hellevator Interactive Escape Room Experience

Customers will enter the establishment and provide proof of purchase. The customers will sign a legal waiver which also acts as a way to send them a picture of their event and provide a link to the leaderboard to see how they performed compared to other players. After signing the waivers and coming up with a team name, customers will go through a short orientation to describe the concept of an escape room and listen to our rules and regulations. Once this has been completed, customers will enjoy a trailer that describes the backstory and objective of the escape room theme they selected. A game master (Guide) will introduce themselves and offer a restroom break before entering the escape room. The game master will provide a breif recap of how to play the game and interact with the game master to receive hints when they can't figure out a puzzle. The game master will leave the room and head for the audio visiual room where they will provide 5 hints to customers when requested. Customers will have 60 minutes and 5 hints to complete the objective. Pictures will be taken after the event and sent to the email provided.

Northfield, NJ: Poltergeist Live Escape Room Experience

9. Northfield, NJ: Poltergeist Live Escape Room Experience

Switch up your typical group outing putting your whits to the test in a 60-minute escape room experience. Do you and your friends have what it takes to escape the evil of Volkov Manor? Start with a short orientation to describe the backstory and objective of this haunted adventure. Next, enter Volkov Manor, now as a team of paranormal investigators hired to investigate numerous reports of ghost sightings and poltergeist activity. Think fast and work together – you only have 60 minutes and 5 hints from the game master to uncover what really happened at Volkov Manor and restore the peace. At the end of the activity, take a picture and view the leaderboard to see how each team member performed in the activity.

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What people are saying about Jersey Shore

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 474 reviews

Wonderful way to enjoy being out on the water, plenty of room to move about. The two levels offer different perspectives and the crew is great. Also refreshments are available.

Very enjoyable. Weather was gorgeous and the captain was very knowledgeable about the dolphins and sea world.

Everything was professional and we felt completely safe the whole time! I've would do it again in a heartbeat

Saw dolphins right away. The crew was very knowledgeable and it was a great outing!

IT was a nice day .The people was friendly. The ocean was beautiful