New Jersey

Cape May Whale Watch and Research Center

Bring your group aboard the 100-foot-long M/V American Star for an unparalleled seafaring safari to the oceanic wonders of the Atlantic. During their cruise, your students’ breath will be taken away as they watch some of the world’s largest whales surfacing and breaching, dolphins cavorting and frolicking alongside the boat, and pelagic birds soaring overhead. Our naturalist will provide careful instructions on “spotting techniques” for particular species. Advance booking is advised, as tickets sell out quickly.
Contact Info
Address: 1121 Rt. 109, Utsch’s Marina, Cape May, NJ 08204. Cape May County.
Tel: 609-898-0055.
Hrs: Vary, depending on type of tour.
While on board, your students can visit the boat’s marine lab, the marine debris station, and see our touch tank. As a result of this field trip, your students will gain in-depth knowledge about the habitat of these friendly, family-oriented creatures. 
Contact Info
Contact: Tracie Cicchitti.
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades.
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 2-3 hours.
Cost: Call for group rates.
Topics Covered: Marine biology, animal science, habitats, birds, mammals.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Dolphin/Whale Watching Lesson Plan

The blue whale is the largest animal to ever have lived on Earth – larger than any of the dinosaurs. Dolphins use echolocation to find food and navigate. This is a natural version of radar. Dolphins can jump as high as 20 feet out of the water!... Continue