The Cape May Whale Watch & Research Center
The M/V American Star, 90 ft long boat with a maximum limit of 150 passengers, is set up for non-obtrusive, up close viewing of whales and dolphins. The Cape May Whale Watch & Research Center was founded in 1987, and we originated the phenomenon of “Whale & Dolphin Watching” on the New Jersey coast. In 1987, we began monitoring the species of marine mammals that come to this area to learn more about their feeding, migration, and breeding habits. We’ve come a long way since then, we now partner with Whale SENSE as well as the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society to continue our research and to promote awareness of protecting whales, dolphins, porpoises, and their environment.
Our Research Center Guarantee
It is the thrill of the anticipation, without expectation, that makes the experience of witnessing wildlife in its own environment so richly rewarding. This is the treasure. We at The Cape May Whale Watch & Research Center want you to feel the thrill, and so we will do all within our power to show you as much marine life as we are able. While we do not believe in offering a monetary refund if no marine mammals are observed, we will however, offer you another trip because we believe it was the treasure of seeing marine life in its natural habitat that brought you aboard in the first place.