The American Princess Cruises “NY’s #1 WHALE WATCHER” is proud to announce our “15th SEASON” of WHALING ADVENTURES HAS BEGUN!!!   We expect this season to be yet another AWESOME ONE ( 2023 season~ 95+% sightings!) 

So come hop aboard and experience an American Princess Adventure! * WHALE WATCHING IS WHAT WE DO*

12-hour Pelagic Bird & Marine Wildlife Trip – 1/27/24

Set sail with the American Princess for a Special 12-hour Pelagic Bird & Marine Wildlife Trip!

This trip is planned to cover the pelagic zone out to 30-50 miles.

Birds seen regularly at this time of year on this type of trip include Dovekie (a trip like this set the NY state record of 7,000+), Atlantic Puffin, Razorbill, Common Murre, possibly Thick-billed Murre, Northern Fulmar, Black-Legged Kittiwake, Iceland, Glaucous, and Lesser Black-Backed Gull, and Northern Gannet. Of course we’re always hoping for an uncommon but occasionally seen Great Skua.

Possible cetaceans include Common Dolphin, occasionally Harbor Porpoise, and Humpback, Fin, and Minke Whales. If the water gets cold enough Atlantic White-sided Dolphin is also possible.

The plan is to head offshore towards good structure that attracts marine life. We will chum and attract a flock of gulls which, in turn, attracts other species like Fulmar and Razorbill.

Photography opportunities can be excellent particularly for Northern Gannets and gulls but sometimes also for Fulmar and alcids. Be sure to bring a shorter lens or zoom since the Gannets have 6 foot wingspans and often come close to the boat.



Saturday January 27, 20246AM - 6PM approx (boarding time 5:30AM)
Inclement Weather Date - Sun 1/28/246AM - 6PM approx (boarding time 5:30AM)


$185 per person
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