While our average sightings rate is 90%, in 2019 we had a 97% sightings rate – our best ever!
Due to COVID-19, the start date of our 2020 Afternoon Whale Watching and Dolphin Adventure Cruises is to be determined. Please stay tuned to this website for the new start date. Whale Watching and Dolphin Adventure Cruises run through November 29th.
Our 2020 Sunset Whale Watching & Dolphin Adventure Cruises will run every Thursday from July 9th through August 27th.
All Adventure cruises run between 3.5 to 4 hours and depart from Riis Landing in Rockaway, Queens, NY ONLY!
This will be our 10th successful year of running these awesome adventure cruises! These magnificent mammals have been spotted in our local waters of Rockaway, Queens, New York! Last year was our best year for sightings ever!
So if you’re interested in setting sail in search of these beautiful mammals, come hop aboard the American Princess, the original NYC Whale and Dolphin Watchers, for a UNIQUE approximately 3.5 to 4 Hour Adventure Cruise!
The New York City Whale Watching and Dolphin Adventure Cruise departs Riis Landing, Rockaway (Queens) New York. As we pass the Marine Parkway Bridge, one may see a peregrine falcon diving for prey. As we approach Breezy Point jetty, we may view gannets diving for the glorified bunker bait. Dolphins may appear as walls of water off the coast of New York City. We may view hundreds of bottlenose dolphins jumping near and under the American Princess.
Further offshore toward Ambrose Channel, the entrance to New York harbor, we may see the blow of a whale and hear the captain shout, “Thar she blows!” Slowly, we approach the humpback whale who has finished his first course of bunker and is jumping with excitement and joy, as if to impress the passengers aboard the American Princess. And he is a beauty; approximately 45 feet in length, weighing about 40 tons. His 20 foot pectoral fin seems to be waving to all. Will we spot his companions?
Note: We suggest bringing 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. We look forward to seeing you on another Whale Watching and Dolphin Adventure Cruise!
|June 13, 14,||Sat & Sun||12PM - 4PM|
|June 20, 21, 27, 28||Sat & Sun||1PM - 5PM|
|June 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26||Wed, Thurs & Fri||12PM - 4PM|
|July 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26||Sat & Sun||1PM - 5PM|
|July 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, 29-31||Wed, Thurs & Fri||12PM - 4PM|
|Sunset cruises: July 9, 16, 23, 30||Thurs||5PM - 9PM|
|August 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30||Sat & Sun||1PM - 5PM|
|August 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 26-28||Wed, Thurs & Fri||12PM - 4PM|
|Sunset cruises: August 6, 13, 20, 27||Thurs||5PM - 9PM|
|September 5-7||Sat, Sun & Mon||1PM - 5PM|
|September 2 - 9||Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun||12PM - 4PM|
|September 11-30||Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun||12PM - 4PM|
|October 2-31||Fri, Sat & Sun||12PM - 4PM|
|October 12 - Columbus Day||Mon||12PM - 4PM|
|November 1||Sun||12PM - 4PM|
|November 8 - 29||Sat & Sun||12PM - 4PM|
Whale Watching and Dolphin Adventure Cruises run 3.5 to 4 hours
Captain’s recommendation: Due to NYC traffic we advise that you plan to arrive at Riis Landing 90 minutes 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)||$47|
|Child (5-12 yrs)||$35|
|Child under 5||FREE - must reserve|
|Group Rate (10 or more)||Please contact us|
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