American Princess Cruises adheres to the health and safety guidelines outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and New York State. Your health and safety are paramount. We have taken the following measures to ensure the health and safety of our passengers and crew:
Our 2020 Sunset Whale Watching & Dolphin Adventure Cruises will run every Thursday from July 9th through August 27th.
Adventure cruises run approximately 3.5 hours and are temporarily departing from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, Pier 3 (click here for directions)
This will be our 10th successful year of running these awesome adventure cruises! While our average sightings rate is 90%, in 2019 we had a 97% sightings rate – our best 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 Adventure Cruise!
The New York City Whale Watching and Dolphin Adventure Cruise departs temporarily from Pier 3 in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, New York (click here for directions). Looking toward 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 27, 28||Sat & Sun||12PM - 3:30PM|
|July 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26||Sat & Sun||12PM - 3:30PM|
|July 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, 29-31||Wed, Thurs & Fri||12PM - 3:30PM|
|Sunset cruises: July 9, 16, 23, 30||Thurs||5PM - 8:30PM|
|August 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30||Sat & Sun||12PM - 3:30PM|
|August 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 26-28||Wed, Thurs & Fri||12PM - 3:30PM|
|Sunset cruises: August 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29||Sat & Thurs||5PM - 8:30PM|
|September 5-7||Sat, Sun & Mon||12PM - 3:30PM|
|September 2 - 9||Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun||12PM - 3:30PM|
|September 11-30||Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun||12PM - 3:30PM|
|October 2-31||Fri, Sat & Sun||12PM - 3:30PM|
|October 7, 14, 21, 28||Wed||12PM - 3:30PM|
|October 12 - Columbus Day||Mon||12PM - 3:30PM|
|November 1||Sun||12PM - 3:30PM|
|November 8 - 29||Sat & Sun||12PM - 3:30PM|
|November 4, 11, 18, 25||Wed||12PM - 3:30PM|
|November 27||Fri||12PM - 3:30PM|
|December 5, 12, 19, 26, 27||Sat||12PM - 3:30PM|
NOTES: Whale Watching and Dolphin Adventure Cruises run approximately 3.5 hours
Captain’s recommendation: Due to NYC traffic we advise that you plan to arrive 90 minutes before the departure time.
Your Paypal/Purchase Receipt (via your smart phone or printed copy) will be matched to our reservation list and serve as your boarding ticket. You will not receive a boarding ticket by e-mail.
|Senior (62 & over)||$50|
|Child (5-12 yrs)||$40|
|Child under 5||FREE - must reserve|
|Group Rate (10 or more)||Please contact us|
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