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Salt Marsh Safari-The Skimmer

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Address: Cape May Inlet Marina, Ocean Drive Between Cape May and Wildwood, Cape May, NJ 08204
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Great for All Ages

We recently took the sunset cruise with grandparents, parents and school aged kids. Everyone had a wonderful time and enjoyed themselves. Highly recommended!

Reviewed 4 August 2014
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

We recently took the sunset cruise with grandparents, parents and school aged kids. Everyone had a wonderful time and enjoyed themselves. Highly recommended!

Thank CBK296
Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

If you are interested in learning more about the beauties and importance of salt marshes; if you are interested in birds; if you are interested in marine life - this tour is the best. The guides are knowledgeable, easy-going, great teachers and FUN. There's no better way to get to know the natural world in Cape May, NJ. This was... More 

Thank Lynn K
Nutley, New Jersey
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

My daughter and I ended up going last minute. We had a great time and the captains were all very knowledgeable and good fun too. If you are a bird watcher then this is your thing but even if you are not its a great chance to learn a little about this amazing environment. We really enjoyed it.

1 Thank Celtictundra
Westmont, New Jersey
1 review
Reviewed 25 July 2014

The experience could not have been better. The captain and crew were excellent hosts and very knowledgeable. They answered all our questions happily. We learned so much! They also had a hands-on part of the trip and allowed everyone to hold different aquatic life such as starfish, shrimp, whelk (conch) shells, etc. There's even a bathroom on board if needed... More 

Thank bar2ney
Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

We did the Wednesday evening wine and cheese cruise. Saw it on the Wetlands Institute website. It was terrific being out on the salt marsh at sunset and the selection of cheeses and crackers offered was generous. It was BYOB. Best part was our crew who were both personable and knowledgeable. It was fascinating to see how much life is... More 

Thank 1traveler4u
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

Me and my husband did the Stone Harbor Sunset cruise which lasts two hours. It was absolutely great!!! It was very informative, very engaging and just a very good time. The captain and his assistant were fun and very nice. They prepare a nice cheese platter and you can bring a bottle of wine if you would like to. You... More 

Thank Oxanuta
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

We took the skimmer trip to try to learn more about the wetlands. We had a wonderful experience with captain Travis being extremely knowledgeable and friendly. I would definitely recommend this to everybody. Beautiful sightseeing plus cheese and crackers are provided by the skimmer for the 6 pm rides.

Thank kostean6
Reading, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2014

My family and I went on the crabbing trip on board the Skimmer Salt Marsh Safari on this past Tuesday, July 15, 2014 afternoon trip. We were excited because we have never been crabbing before, but thoroughly enjoyed the safari trip on the Skimmer the last time we were in town, so we decided to give the crabbing trip a... More 

2 Thank Anne M
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

Paid 76 dollars for 2 adults and a kid. Had to wait 30 minutes for 4 people who were late so a 930 outing turned into a 1000.They threw crab traps in on the way out and the result was each group of 4 people ended up with 3 crabs , as his joke goes yahoo. A lot of wasted... More 

5 Thank MikeE11232
travelingwinds, Owner at Salt Marsh Safari-The Skimmer, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am truly sorry that the Crabbing 101 trip was not what you expected. So many people have experienced and loved this trip that I was surprised to see this review. When booking, we normally explain to the guests that we don’t promise everyone will catch enough crabs to make a family meal (although sometimes we do). Perhaps... More 

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Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

We heard about the Skimmer from out B&B owners and decided to try it out! It was a great trip. The tour guides are very knowledgable about the marsh and everything living there. They have opportunities for some hands on time with some sea creatures! I have a much better understanding about the importance of salt marshes. Highly recommend this... More 

Thank Lisa M

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