Birding By Boat on the Osprey


About the Boat

Our History

 Join the OSPREY for our signature BIRDING BY BOAT™ and WETLANDS WILDLIFE SAFARI tour. This is the finest birding by boat and wetlands tour in New Jersey. Birding and the WILDLIFE SAFARI begins immediately in the beautiful Cape Island Creek Preserve, New Jersey’s southernmost salt marsh and a critical migration stop. We cover the hotspots of Cold Spring Harbor then proceed to the vast tidal wetlands along the Intracoastal Waterway. Trips remain on calm inland waters. Captain Bob has been exploring these waters since 1979 and been running tours since 1995.

The .OSPREY has an open and enclosed viewing deck with sliding glass panoramic windows. She is very comfortable even on a cool breezy day. A restroom is aboard. We have extra binoculars including ZEISS demo optics to try out .I hope to see you aboard. Conveniently located in Cape May just across from the Lobster House at the Miss Chris Marina with plenty of free parking close to the boat.



We have been running Birding By Boat and salt marsh cruises from the Miss Chris Marina since 1994. Our location was selected to allow us to access the varied marine life and birds of Cape May Harbor and Inlet as well as the coastal salt marsh of Cape May.


Tickets are now on Sale for 2015 and can be purchased using our online calender above.
Online tickets will be purchased through Ticketbiscuit, a secure verified website.

Our Season starts March 28 and April 4 with our Cape May Bird Observatory sponsored Loon and Shorebird Cruises sailing from Cape May., April 11,12,18,19 are our Bald Eagle Cruises on the Maurice River departing from Millville.

We then return to Cape May and start our daily cruises at 1:30PM on April 25.
Beginning May 2 Cruises will be Sailing at 10 AM and 1:30 PM  

Evening Cruises at 6 PM will begin on Saturday's in early May and every night starting May 20th continuing until Labor Day

Please call 609-898-3500 to reserve your space or for more information.

Reservations are not necessary but are recommended.

Group rates and Private Charters are available. Please call for more information.

Special Trips

Check out our 55+ SENIOR SPECIAL starting in May at  10AM Sat. & 1:30PM Monday • $20 adults, no other discounts apply

The OFFICIAL CAPE MAY BIRD OBSERVATORY Birding by Boat™ field trip every Sunday and Monday at 10AM beginning April 26