7/20: 2 WHALES BREACHING & FEEDING * Tickets available @ the boat for tomorrow's (7/21) trip~COME ON DOWN! * 7/19: Another GREAT ADVENTURE~2 WHALES LUNGING & FEEDING plus a Pod of Dolphin that started the day! * 7/18 PM PRIVATE CHARTER ADVENTURE: AWESOME TRIP, 2 WHALES~TAIL SLAPPING & LUNGE FEEDING * 7/18 12PM: EXCELLENT TRIP ~ a 3 WHALE DAY! * 7/17: 3 WHALES ~ LOBBING & BREACHING ~ A WHALE OF A DAY! * FABULOUS SHOW 7/14: 150 LEAPING DOLPHINS ~ LUNGING WHALES ~ 6 WHALE DAY!!! * 7/13: AMAZING BREACHING & LUNGE FEEDING WHALE, 2 WHALE DAY * 7/12: AWESOME DAY, 4 WHALES ~ BREACHING, PECTORAL SLAPPING, LUNGING! * 7/11 Adventurers enjoyed one GREAT TAIL SLAPPING SHOW * 7/10: Whale of a Show ~ another 2 Whale Day * 7/7: BEST DOUBLE BREACH SHOW EVER!!! * 7/11: Excellent Trip * 7/6: 3 Whales ~1 lunge feeding ~AWESOME * 7/5: 1 Whale Breaching, 2nd Whale Feeding * 7/3: Whale Trip: EXCEPTION SHOW ~ 2 Whales DOUBLE BREACH & 50 Dolphin * 6/29: Another 2 Whale Day * 6/28: 2 Whales Feeding ~ GREAT SHOW * 6/27: 2 Whales & 40 Dolphin * 6/26: 2 Whales,100 Dolphin * 6/23: Whale jumping & 300 Dolphin ~ FAB SHOW * 6/22: 2 Whales * RECORD BREAKING SEASON SO FAR, 60+ WHALES, 700+ DOLPHIN *

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Riis Landing

The American Princess Departs from various locations in New York City depending on the event. However, most of our cruises depart from Riis Landing including our very popular Whale Watching & Dolphin Adventure Cruises.

Address of Riis Landing

Please note…Riis Landing does not have a building number

For GPS: enter Fort Tilden which is located directly across the street from Riis Landing.

Riis Landing is located at the intersection of State Rd. and Heinzelman Rd.
Breezy Point (Rockaway, Queens) NY 11697
West Side of Marine Pkwy Bridge

Also known as the former U.S. Coast Guard Station

Directions to Riis Landing

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By Car

Take the Belt Parkway to Exit 11S (Flatbush Avenue South). Continue on Flatbush Avenue South to the Marine Parkway Bridge (also known as the Gil Hodges Bridge). Drive in the right lane over the bridge, and take the Breezy Point exit located at the foot of the bridge. Proceed to the second traffic light and make a right directly into the parking lot of Riis Landing.

By Bus

From NYC & BROOKLYN:

Take the #2 train (also the #5 at rush hour) to Flatbush Avenue. Transfer to the Q35 Bus over the Marine Park Bridge to the Fort Tilden bus stop in Breezy Point, Rockaway. Once you are off the bus, walk back to the corner of the main road (where the bus turned) and with the bridge on your right side, walk left to the traffic light. Cross the street at the traffic light and continue walking directly into the parking lot of Riis Landing (the building facing you) and then onto the boat.

From NYC, QUEENS & LONG ISLAND:

Take the A train to Beach 116th St. exit in Rockaway (which includes a connecting shuttle train in Howard Beach to Beach 116th St.). Transfer to the Q35 or Q22 bus to the Fort Tilden bus stop in Breezy Point, Rockaway. Once you are off the bus, walk back to the corner of the main road (where the bus turned) and with the bridge on your right side, walk left to the traffic light. Cross the street at the traffic light and continue walking directly into the parking lot of Riis Landing (the building facing you) and then onto the boat.

Riis Landing

Former U.S. Coast Guard Station