4 WKs FAB Whales/Dolphin Shows, Incl. 10/14 & 10/15

NEXT 10/21 & 10/22* NO RESV. NEEDED

NY Whale Watching and Dolphin Adventure Cruises Departs from Riis Landing Rockaway Queens only

When Started May 6, 2017 (see dates)
Location Rockaway, Queens, New York
Departure Point Riis Landing (see location directions)

About the event (back for 2017! 90% sightings in 2016!)

UPDATED 9/25/17:  By popular demand, a Columbus Day (10/9/17) Whale Watching & Dolphin Adventure Cruise has been added to the schedule.  It will depart at 12PM and return approx. at 4PM.   No reservation needed!  COME ON DOWN!

9/12/17: We are happy to announce that “Weekday Trips” will continue thru the month of Sept. and are scheduled to depart  at 12 noon, as are our “Weekend Trips”, with the exception of 9/23 which is scheduled to depart at 10:30 AM. Please note: The Wednesday 9/20/17 Adventure Cruise has been cancelled.

Also…during this time of the year, reservations are not needed. Tickets can be purchased down at the boat on the day of the trip.  We suggest checking our website before heading out to make sure that the trip is still scheduled to go, as well as checking the excellent directions to our departure location: Riis Landing.



5/17: Whale Watching and Dolphin Adventure Cruises are back for 2017 – our 7th year! Whales and dolphins have been spotted in the waters of Rockaway, Queens, New York!

If you’re interested in setting sail in search of these beautiful mammals, hop aboard The American Princess for a Whale Watching and Dolphin Adventure Cruise.

Join us, the original New York City Whale/Dolphin Watchers, as we head out into the Atlantic Ocean and seek out these beautiful mammals. We suggest you bring a regular camera, video camera and/or binoculars if possible. Children will be encouraged to participate in helping our crew take the official whale and dolphin count. Your photos and videos can be posted on our Facebook page.



June 3 - August 27Sat & Sun1PM - approx 5PM
August 11Fri12PM - 4PM
August 16, 17, 18Wed, Thurs, Fri12PM - 4PM
August 24, 25Thurs, Fri12PM - 4PM
August 30 & 31Wed & Thurs12PM - 4PM
September 1Friday12PM - 4PM
September 2, 3 & 4Sat, Sun & Mon1PM - 5PM
September 6-30Every Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun12PM - 4PM
September 20WedCancelled
September 23Sat10:30AM - 2:30PM
OctoberSat & Sun12PM - 4PM
October 9thMon (Columbus Day)12PM - 4PM
November 4 & 5Sat & Sun12PM - 4PM


Senior (62 & over)$43
Child (5-12 yrs)$33
Child under 5FREE
Group Rate (10 or more)Please contact us
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  • All sales are final and non-refundable
  • Cruises are Rain or Shine
  • There is a 24-hour cancellation policy
  • In the event of a cancellation, customer is responsible for making another reservation
  • Check our WEBSITE ALERTS for cancellations & daily cruise status
  • Ticket purchases are good only for the 2017 Whale Watching and Dolphin Adventure Cruise season
  • Your proof of purchase (Paypal receipt/Credit Card receipt/voucher) will serve as your ticket
  • You do NOT need a PayPal account to make purchases through PayPal
  • If you have purchased a voucher you will be given the opportunity to enter the code(s)
  • Vouchers/coupons apply only to Adult tickets; if you would like to apply a voucher to a Senior or Child Ticket, please select an Adult ticket instead
  • If you have purchased the 2-ticket deal, please select two adults and enter a unique voucher code for each passenger; if you have purchased the 4-ticket deal, please select 4 adults and enter a unique voucher code for each of the four passengers
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A small children’s stroller can be brought aboard
  • Coolers and outside alcoholic beverages are prohibited
  • Cash bar available on board
  • Passengers subject to search (as permitted by the US Coast Guard)
  • Captain’s recommendation: Due to NYC traffic we advise that you plan to arrive at Riis Landing 3/4 to 1 hour before the departure time
  • All trips are subject to availability and American Princess Cruises reserves the right to cancel any trip at any time

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