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The salt marshes are full of stunning creatures: gulls, egrets, foxes, herons, and even seals. When you’re in Cape May, you can see them all from the panoramic windows of the Osprey, a boat that was built for bird watching. Captain Bob has been working with conservationists and fellow bird watchers for decades, and he knows all the best spots in the area. On a wildlife safari with us, you can enjoy views of migrating birds through sets of provided binoculars. We even have high-powered Zeiss optics you can try for an up-close view. Tours with us are interactive, informative, and a whole lot of fun, and we can’t wait explore these wonderful waters with you.Using our online itinerary creator, Cape May attractions like Birding By Boat on the Osprey can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Birding By Boat on the Osprey Reviews
Bob,the boat owner, and Tom, the onboard naturalist, do a wonderful job of leading their clients on an interesting birding expedition. They have a great sense of where hard to find birds are... more »
We had a very nice time and the narration was extremely helpful as we went along. It was fun to see the shoreline from the boat and the birds clinging on to the little marsh that hasn't been... more »
Captain Bob & Tom are both birding naturalists who make you feel at ease on board the Osprey, a very solid & safe feeling pontoon boat. We had a great time and saw many shore birds, raptors, a Nelson’s sparrow, belted kingfisher, 2 bald eagles, many greater yellowlegs & black crowned night herons. Whether you’re just out for a nice sail on Cape May Harbor & the beautiful saltwater marshes, or are a serious birder &/or photographer, Captain Bob will do all he can to make the experience enjoyable.
This company is amazing. The guide is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. If you are interested in photographing birds, this is the one to take. We went for 2 hours and saw a dozen different types of birds. We have gone on trips where for days we spent looking for a bird or waiting for an opportunity, so we were a bit concerned about the 2 hour length. Within the two hours we were so tired, our hands hurt from taking all the photos. The guide knows where specific birds usually are, as well as taking into account lighting. He helped rotate the boat and gave us notice to get good lighting in the photos. If you have the money and are looking for something specific, its worth seeing if you can convince him to do a private trip.
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