Hunting Island Dolphin Cruise Book Now

Adults $40/Kids 12 & under $20
1.5 hours


Join us for a fun and educational ecotour to explore the salt marsh estuary as we look for native bottlenose dolphins by Hunting Island State Park!  

On this tour we’re likely to see:

  • Pods of bottlenose dolphins feeding in the estuary
  • Bald eagles, ospreys and other native birds of prey (including nests!)
  • Brown pelicans diving for fish
  • Other fascinating birds like roseate spoonbills, wood storks, herons, egrets and shorebirds!

The Coastal Expeditions on-board naturalist will share also interesting facts about local history as it intertwines with the natural history of these waters dating from the prehistoric habitation of the indigenous people to the very first western European settlers in our state in the mid-seventeenth century. 

FUN FACT: We’ve seen dolphins every single time that we’ve offered this trip!


 

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Things to Know

TOUR DURATION
1.5 hours

ARRIVE EARLY
Arrive at least 15 minutes early and meet at the Russ Point Boat Landing where you will board the boat. Parking is available at the landing.

WHAT TO WEAR
Dress for the weather.  A light windbreaker jacket is often welcome, even on warm days.

WHAT TO BRING
Drinking water, binoculars. Please bring payment with you on the day of your tour.

ACTIVITY LEVEL
This tour is a boat cruise and is suitable for most ages and abilities.

ABOUT THE BOAT
Motor vessel Godwit is a US Coast Guard-certified passenger carrying vessel with a master captain at the helm.  This boat holds more than 30 people comfortably and has a sun shade that covers the boat.  At the current time, we are running the boat at a reduced capacity to prevent crowding.

WEATHER
Weather (thunderstorms or high winds) may impact this excursion. Cancellations usually occur due to lightning, thunder or high winds and we will make sure to reschedule your group if needed. Our general cancellation policies apply unless our experts determine it is potentially unsafe or unwise to venture out. In the event that we decide to cancel due to weather, we will make every effort to call you at least two hours before your departure and help you reschedule or credit/refund the full cost of your trip.

GRATUITY
Gratuity is not included in your tour price. Our guides go above and beyond to make sure you have a fantastic time out on the water! Average gratuity ranges from 15%–25% of your tour cost based on your experience. It is not required, but always greatly appreciated!

NEED TO CANCEL?
You’ll need to cancel 48 hours prior or you will not be eligible for a refund for the tour.

You Could Say This Tour Is...

Birding, Dolphins & Wildlife, Young Kid Friendly

Hunting Island Dolphin Cruise

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