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Salt Marsh Safari-The Skimmer

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Address: Cape May Inlet Marina, Ocean Drive Between Cape May and Wildwood, Cape May, NJ 08204
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Fun, a different way to bird and see back bay

I've been on this trip and others like it. It was perfect for us (birders) as well as the two (non-birder) families with kids on the trip. Captain is a science teacher, plus there... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've been on this trip and others like it. It was perfect for us (birders) as well as the two (non-birder) families with kids on the trip. Captain is a science teacher, plus there was an ace birder on the trip. They had binoculars for everyone. The addition of the marine animals was great for kids and us, too! We... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This trip was so much fun! The skipper was a marine biologist, and there was also a bird expert. They worked well together, and knew the marsh really well. We saw nesting osprey up close, plus oystercatchers, many shorebirds, and a nesting colony of laughing gulls. Also they brought crabs and shrimp up with a net, and put them in... More 

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Long Beach, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our Back Bay adventure with Capt.Tavis and Sam.Their knowledge of the ecology of the marshland made the trip so interesting. Magnificent bird life up close and personal. Awesome experience.

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Cape May, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We need to show our guests that Cape May is more than beaches and restaurants This is an excellent exierience

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Cape May, New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The quality of the experience is unmatched. Crew is well versed not only with the back bays of Cape May County, but also with the wildlife seen. A good deal for the money.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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Reviewed 17 December 2016

I highly recommend this salt marsh tour. The crew was funny and welcoming and even offered us cheese and crackers. They were extremely knowledgeable and were able to identify every bird we saw and answer all our questions about the marsh. When it became too dark to see any more wildlife, we enjoyed the gorgeous sunset views on our way... More 

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Buffalo, New York
1 review
Reviewed 30 October 2016

I brought a group of 15 from Buffalo NY and we were thrilled with the boat trip. This was a birdwatching group and Travis and Sam did a great job at finding us many species of birds as well as introducing us to saltmarsh ecology. Travis and Sam were exceedingly knowledgeable, personable and enthusiastic. It doesn't get much better than... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This was by far the best salt marsh tours we have ever done. Travis and Sam were very knowledgeable, excellent guides, enthusiastic, informative and eager to show us as much as possible. We were very much impressed with the marsh and the fauna. We had the perfect weather plus it was low tide. So, we got to see a variety... More 

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Bloomfield, Connecticut
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

Great trip!! Very knowledgeable & flexible crew. We saw herons, egrets, cormorants and a kingfisher.

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Reviewed 16 October 2016

We signed up for this tour pretty last minute, and so glad we did. Travis and Sam were our hosts, and they were very welcoming and friendly. The tour itself was beautiful and I learned a lot about the wildlife in the area. The price was reasonable. We both enjoyed this tour - highly recommend!

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