Thank you! 2018: Another Whale of a Season! See you in 2019!

Seal and Bird Watching Adventure Cruise

When March 2019 - April 2019 (see dates)
Location Rockaway, Queens, New York
Departure Point Riis Landing (see location directions)

2019 schedule and details TBA

Thank you for sailing with us in 2018!

100% Sightings during our last 8 years of seal and bird watching

If you’re interested in setting sail in search of these beautiful seals and birds, hop aboard The American Princess docked in Rockaway, Queens, NY for an unforgettable Seal and Bird Watching Adventure Cruise!

What a unique opportunity to learn about the wildlife that exists in our own backyard! A naturalist will be aboard to provide insight and information about seals and marine life.

Seals that may be spotted include grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) and harbor seals (Phoca vitulina), also known as the common seal.

Birds that may be seen during this marine excursion include gannets (Morus bassanus or Sula bassana), terns (Sterna hirundo), great blue herons (Ardea herodias), great egrets (Ardea alba), double-crested cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) and many other seabirds.

Video/slide presentations will be available during the trip.

  • Large Heated Cabin
  • Beverage & Snack Bar Aboard
  • Private Seal & Eco Tours Available
  • Great for School Trips


March 24, 2018 thru April 28, 2018Every Sat12PM-2PM
Good Friday March 30, 2018Friday12PM-2PM


Children (5-12 years)$20
Children under 5FREE
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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 2018 Seal and Bird Watching 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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