Cancellation Notice: The 9/27/23 Whale Watching & Dolphin Adventure has been cancelled.

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  2023, Our 14th Whale Watching and Dolphin Adventure Cruise Season has been AWESOME ~ 95% SIGHTINGS. COME ON DOWN and hop aboard the American Princess * NY’s #1 Whale Watcher * WHALE WATCHING is what WE DO!

Whale Watching & Dolphin Adventure Cruises

When April 22, 2023 through Nov 5, 2023 (see dates)
Location Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY Pier 3 (ONLY)
Departure Point Pier 3 - Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn (see location directions)

Whale Watching & Dolphin Adventure Cruises 2023

Adventure cruises run approximately 3.5 hours and depart from Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, Pier 3 (click here for directions)

This will be our 14th successful year of running these awesome adventure cruises!

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 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!


April 22, 29Sat12PM - 3:30PM
April 23, 30Sun12PM - 3:30PM
May 3, 10, 17, 24Wed12PM - 3:30PM
May 5, 12, 19, 26Fri12PM - 3:30PM
May 6, 13, 20, 27Sat12PM - 3:30PM; & 27th 5PM - 8:30PM
May 7, 14, 21, 28Sun12PM - 3:30PM
May 29Mon12PM - 3:30PM
June 19Mon12PM - 3:30PM
June 7, 14, 21, 28Wed12PM - 3:30PM
June 29Thurs12PM - 3:30PM
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30Fri12PM - 3:30PM
June 3, 10, 17, 24Sat12PM - 3:30PM; & 5PM - 8:30PM
June 4, 11, 18, 25Sun12PM - 3:30PM
July 3Mon12PM - 3:30PM
July 4Tues10AM - 1:30PM
July 5, 12, 19, 26Wed12PM - 3:30PM
July 6, 13, 20, 27Thurs12PM - 3:30PM; & 5PM - 8:30PM
July 7, 14, 21, 28Fri12PM - 3:30PM
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29Sat12PM - 3:30PM; & 5PM - 8:30PM
July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30Sun12PM - 3:30PM
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30Wed12PM - 3:30PM
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31Thurs12PM - 3:30PM; & 5PM - 8:30PM
August 4, 11, 18, 25Fri12PM - 3:30PM
August 5, 12, 19, 26Sat12PM - 3:30PM; & 5PM - 8:30PM
August 6, 13, 20, 27Sun12PM - 3:30PM
Sept 4 (Labor Day)Mon12PM - 3:30PM
Sept 6, 13, 20, 27Wed12PM - 3:30PM
Sept 1, 8, 15, 22, 29Fri12PM - 3:30PM
Sept 2, 9, 16, 23, 30Sat12PM - 3:30PM; 2, 9 5PM - 8:30PM; 16, 23, 30 4:30PM - 8:00PM
Sept 3, 10, 17, 24Sun12PM - 3:30PM
Oct 9 (Columbus Day)Mon12PM - 3:30PM
Oct 4, 11, 18, 25Wed12PM - 3:30PM
Oct 6, 13, 20, 27Fri12PM - 3:30PM
Oct 7, 14, 21, 28Sat12PM - 3:30PM
Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29Sun12PM - 3:30PM
Nov 1Wed12PM - 3:30PM
Nov 3Fri12PM - 3:30PM
Nov 4Sat12PM - 3:30PM
Nov 5Sun12PM - 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)$60
Child (5-12 yrs)$45
Child under 5FREE - must reserve
Group Rate (10 or more)Please contact us
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  • All sales are final and non-refundable
  • Our captains and crew work diligently to make every trip a success. We have a 90% sighting rate of a whale and/or dolphin.  However, sightings are not guaranteed.
  • Cruises are Rain or Shine
  • There is a 24-hour cancellation policy
  • In the event of a cancellation, the customer is responsible for making another reservation
  • Check our WEBSITE ALERTS for cancellations & daily cruise status
  • Ticket purchases are good only for the 2023 Whale Watching and Dolphin Adventure Cruise season
  • While there is no charge for children under 5 , you must make a reservation for them
  • 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
  • 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 Pier 3 Sheepshead Bay 90 minutes 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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