New Jersey boat tours and cruises offer a wide variety of fun family experiences that are enjoyed by people looking to view nature and wildlife, or take in the majestic views of New York Harbor, or a casual boat tour through the inland waterways.
For the thrill seekers, there are speedboat tours that will rival an amusement park wild ride with all the added amenities of wildlife and scenic views.
They offer a variety of cruises that take in the majestic views of New York Harbor. They cruises are offered year-round and depart from Lincoln Harbor in Weehawken, NJ. The cruises feature a variety of dining, dancing, and entertainment packages for lunch, brunch, dinner, cocktail, moonlight, and holidays.
Delaware Bay NJ Lighthouse Adventure
1286 Wilson Drive
Cape May, NJ
Sailings during April, May, June, September October.
Tour seven NJj coastal lighthouses.
These lighthouses, constructed in the 19th Century and the early 20th Century, served an important function to aid ships sailing the treacherous mid-channel of Delaware Bay. Most of these lighthouses are still operating. All are automated.
Sail The Schooner A.J. Meerwald
Bayshore Center at Bivalve
2800 High Street
Port Norris, NJ 08349
NJ's official Tall Ship is a restored oyster dredging schooner. Launched in 1928, the A.J. Meerwald was one of hundreds of schooners built along South Jersey's Bayshore before the decline of the shipbuilding industry which coincided with the Great Depression.
They offer a variety of public and private education, lighthouse, and special interest sailing tours.
Skimmer - Salt Water Marsh Safari
113 Willow Drive
Cape May, NJ 08204
The Skimmer is a 40' twin hull pontoon that navigates the calm back bay waters. The cruises take place in calm waters averaging 2 feet deep and is ideal for those that suffer from sea sickness. They offer guided tours that cover the coastal salt marsh where you will discover the regions exotic wildlife and natural history. Trips sail from April to November, Rain or Shine. Trips operate from both the Dolphin Cove Marina in Cape May and the Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor.
Silver Bullet Tours Dolphin Watch & Speedboat Tours
Foot of the Bridge
Rio Grande and Susquehanna Aves. (Next to Boat House and Urie's Restaurant
The Silver Bullet's twin V-12 turbo-charged diesel engines will give you the experience and thrills of a Nascar Race Driver as it speeds up and down the oceanfront. On this thrill packed adventuresome journey you will experience 90 minutes of dolphin sightings and many other types of marine life. Be sure to wear casual clothing or bathing suits as the spray will cool and refresh you. They are also available for private charters.
"Stormin" A Speed Boat Ride
244 Bay Avenue (at 3rd Avenue)
Ocean City, NJ 08226
They offer an adventure packed 45 minute thrill ride aboard their 33 foot high powered custom designed offshore catamaran that seats up to 14 passengers. The fast moving adventure takes you along the shoreline of Ocean City where you will discover dolphins, birds, and scenic views along the sandy beach and back bay.