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American Princess Cruises - Day Cruises

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Beach 169th Street and State Road, Breezy Point, NY 11697
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Weather perfect, calm Atlantic, bait fish swimming; favorable conditions for whale watching

Beautiful day with calm seas out of Rockaway on the American Princess to look for whales and... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
Gershwin12
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Forest Hills, New York
No whales, but a great cruise

My family took me on a whale-watching cruise for Father's Day. We didn't see any whales... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
zen3344
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Brooklyn, New York
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NYC's Whale/Dolphin Watching ADVENTURE Cruise. Hop aboard one of our most popular adventures every Sat. & Sun thru 10/31/17 adding every Wed., Thurs. & Fri. starting 6/14/17. Join us as we head out into the Atlantic Ocean seeking these beautiful...more
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Beach 169th Street and State Road, Breezy Point, NY 11697
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Beautiful day with calm seas out of Rockaway on the American Princess to look for whales and dolphins but all we saw were many, many schools of fish. In spite of not seeing mammals we enjoyed the trip on the Atlantic Ocean for four hours....More

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Reviewed 19 June 2017

My family took me on a whale-watching cruise for Father's Day. We didn't see any whales - there's no guarantee that you will - but the staff is super-nice, the boat is lovely and the captain really tried to find them. We'll try again this...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2017

Went with my 22 months old baby daughter. Her excitement when spotting the whales so closed to us was the greatest joy a mommy can hope for.

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Reviewed 23 May 2017

I was like a kid at Christmas time. I couldn't sleep the night before. My daughter and I were the first ones to arrive. That's how excited we were. lol It was a nice view of Brooklyn especially Coney Island. And of course, Manhattan Island....More

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Reviewed 30 November 2016

I live in Brooklyn so the point of departure was a short jump over the Marine Park Bridge. The boat was clean and well equipped. There was a snack bar – bar on board that had all sorts of decent things to eat. We lucked...More

Thank Doug L
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

Another wonderful adventure aboard the American Princess down in the Rockaways. I encourage all people who love the ocean life to take advantage of this little gem in Jamaica Bay. Humpback whales are back in NY Harbor feeding on the bunker. the Naturalist on board...More

Thank Kevin D
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

Came same time as last year when we saw humpback whales but no whales this time. Beautiful day out on the water though. We did see what the marine life specialist on board called a "super pod" of dolphins that they estimated to be about...More

Thank b d
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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Had a great time and was lucky enough to see humpback whales on a calm sunny day. Bit of a track to get to by public transport but well worth it.

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Reviewed 5 July 2016

We wanted to see the fireworks from close by and with the security alerts in NYC, water seemed safe. And yes, the fireworks were awesome. Our captain got a great spot so no complaints there. The ship was small so it was difficult to keep...More

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Reviewed 13 June 2016

This was such a wonderful day out. It started out cloudy but ended very sunny. For the first couple of hours we didn't see any whales or dolphins but we said the trip was well worth it anyway. The boat was so clean and in...More

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brooklyn-pigeon
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Response from skippy05 | Reviewed this property |
In the summer. They usually go out thru October. I forget when they start up again, probably @ Memorial Day weekend. Check out their website! Plenty of information there!
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