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Our most recommended New Jersey Cruises & Boat Tours

Cape May: Cape May Island Sunset Cruise & Dolphin Watching

1. Cape May: Cape May Island Sunset Cruise & Dolphin Watching

End your day in style on a relaxing sunset cruise suitable for all ages and group sizes. Search for bottlenose dolphins with an expert guide, and check out the sights of Cape May, New Jersey, such as the historic lighthouse and waterfront Victorian houses. During your evening cruise, listen to your guide’s informative commentary or enjoy foot-tapping music on the deck. Witness and marvel at a magical sunset on the Delaware Bay, right off Cape May Point. Feel free to enjoy a cold or hot beverage and a snack from the ship's snack bar. Draft or canned beer, wine by the glass or bottle, and both signature and classic cocktails are available for purchase. Pizza and hot dogs are included, and other foods may be purchased directly aboard.

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.

New York City: Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner Buffet River Cruise

8. New York City: Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner Buffet River Cruise

See the sights of New York City from onboard the 'Spirit of New York' ship and cruise on the Hudson River. Enjoy an al-fresco buffet dining experience while savoring views of the Manhattan skyline Board the vessel at Chelsea Piers and be welcomed on board. Take a picture that you can purchase later as a souvenir. Be seated at a private outdoor table and marvel at iconic views of the city from the water. Have a brunch, lunch, or dinner buffet consisting of creative meals that are prepared fresh daily. While you feast, listen to tunes by an onboard DJ. Marvel at unobstructed views of the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty. Sample Brunch Menu: Early Riser • Breakfast pastries • Scrambled eggs • Breakfast meats • Breakfast potatoes Late Riser • Field green salad • Kale quinoa salad • Green goddess pasta salad • Honey sesame chicken • Oven-roasted whitefish • Root vegetable fricassee • Roasted broccoli Dessert • Cakes• Brownies• Seasonal fruit Sample Lunch/Dinner Buffet Menu: Salads • Organic mixed field greens • Organic spinach and kale salad • Green bean salad • Kidney bean, black bean, and chickpea salad • Red beetroot salad • Bow tie pasta salad • Vegetables, potatoes, and pasta • Roasted broccoli florets • Creamed corn and cheddar cheese casserole • Baked ziti pasta • Mashed potatoes Entrees • Oven-baked Atlantic flounder filet • Honey and sesame chicken • Italian beef meatballs • Braised beef short ribs (dinner only) Desserts • Seasonal fruit • Raspberry mousse • Lemon pound cake and fresh strawberries • Coconut vanilla cake • Carrot cake • Red velvet and chocolate chip brownie (dinner only)

Philadelphia: Buffet Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner Cruise

9. Philadelphia: Buffet Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner Cruise

See the sights of the city from onboard the Spirit of Philadelphia during a brunch, lunch, or dinner cruise on the Delaware River. Enjoy an attended buffet dining experience as you sail through the city and delight in panoramic views of the skyline. Board your vessel at Penn's Landing and receive a personal greeting. Have your photo taken by the ship's photographer to capture the memory before being seated at your private table. Once there, gorge on your brunch, lunch, or dinner buffet which includes an array of dishes and delicacies. Choose from organic mixed field greens salad, organic spinach and kale salad, green bean salad, bean and chickpea salad, red beetroot salad, and more. At the veggie station, opt for roasted broccoli florets, creamed corn and cheddar cheese casserole, baked ziti pasta, and tasty mashed potatoes. For your entree, dine on oven-baked Atlantic flounder fillet, honey and sesame chicken, or Italian beef meatballs. If you’ve still got room for dessert, tuck into some seasonal fruit, fluffy raspberry mousse, lemon pound cake, coconut vanilla cake, and carrot cake. After your meal, sip your cocktail on the spacious outdoor deck as you glide along the river for optimal views of the city. Enjoy music with a live Dj set and take in the sights, including Naval Shipyard and Ben Franklin Bridge.

Linden: New York City Skyline Helicopter Experience

10. Linden: New York City Skyline Helicopter Experience

Make your way to Linden, New Jersey where you will begin your New York City flight adventure. Rest assured that Linden is easily reachable by New Jersey Transit from Manhattan's Penn Station or via car, with plenty of free parking available. Once there, begin your journey by flying directly over Newark International Airport towards Manhattan. En route to New York Harbor, view the Statue of Liberty before seeing the skyscrapers of the Financial District, home of The New York Stock Exchange. Flying north along the Hudson River, catch a glimpse of the Empire State Building, as well as Madison Square Garden, Hudson Yards, Chelsea, The West Village, SOHO, and TRIBECA. The 9/11 Memorial and One World Trade Center are also viewable. Fly north past Central Park, glimpse Yankees Stadium, fly over the George Washington Bridge and return along the same path, offering all passengers spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline.

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What people are saying about New Jersey

Overall rating

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based on 2 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.

Beautiful trip to see the dolphins and other sea life. Beautiful trip. My spouse and I enjoyed ourselves immensely.

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

Was priced right and offered nice views for my family and the kids. would love to do it again.