FAB LAST TRIPS OF 2017: 11/24 -11/26 "9" WHALES!


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 11/12/17:  By popular demand, NEW Dates have been added: 11/24-11/26 (Fri, Sat & Sun of Thanksgiving Weekend).

Reservations are not needed. Tickets may be purchased 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 run, as well as checking the directions to our departure location: Riis Landing.


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
October 28SaturdayNo W/D Cruise
November 4 & 5Sat & Sun12PM - 4PM
November 24 - 26Thanksgiving Weekend - Friday, Saturday & Sunday12PM - 4PM

Captain’s recommendation: Due to NYC traffic we advise that you plan to arrive at Riis Landing 1 hour before the departure time.


NOTE:  Your Paypal/Purchase Receipt (via your smart phone or printed copy) will serve as your ticket.  You will not be emailed a boarding ticket.


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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Please remember to bring your ticket(s)/ voucher(s) and/or PayPal receipt!