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At a Glance

Board a Seastreak ferry in Highlands, NJ, cruise to the Whale Watching grounds, and witness some of the most magnificent creatures in the North Atlantic!

Location
Roundtrip from Highlands, NJ to/from The Whale Watching Grounds Just Offshore
Dates
Starting May 1st and running through November 28, 2021
Times
~ 3h
Cost
$55 Adults, $30 Children Under 12, $50 Seniors (65+)
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Get Up Close And Personal With Whales, Dolphins & More Magnificent Creatures Of The Sea

  • Choose Your Port of Departure

    New in 2021, Seastreak is now offering separate whale watching departure ports and times for New York City and New Jersey! Now no matter where you are, you have an easy way to get out onto the water and experience this unique tour!

  • Spectacular Marine Wildlife On View For The Lucky Few

    Imagine being just feet away from one of the world’s largest mammals in its natural habitat!  Onboard our Whale Watching Cruise, you may see humpback whales, bottlenose dolphins, pelagic birds, sea turtles, and many other species.

  • A Quick Trip To The Whale Watching Grounds

    Our home port is conveniently located 15 minutes away from the tip of Sandy Hook, one of the best locations for spotting whales in the New York bight.  The confluence of waters from the Hudson, Raritan, Navesink, and Shrewsbury rivers makes for an especially fertile habitat for many inshore species, including the Menhaden, or Bunker, and most whales just can’t get enough of them.

  • Super Smooth Riding And Luxurious Vessels

    Our boats were designed with your comfort and safety in mind.  Each vessel is well equipped with the comforts of home, but with a MUCH better view. We have plenty of spacious airline-style seating spanning across multiple decks, so there is plenty of room to spread out. You can enjoy the view from the outside decks, or sit comfortably inside in the air-conditioned cabin.  Our vessels also offer a fully-stocked bar on all sailings providing beer, wine, spirits, soft drinks, and pre-packaged snacks. In addition, our vessels were designed with both stability and speed in mind, so you can expect a smooth ride while traveling at up to 38 knots (44 mph).

  • Committed to Responsible Whale Watching

    Seastreak is a proud member of Whale SENSE, a voluntary education and recognition program offered to commercial whale watching companies in the U.S. Atlantic and Alaska Regions. The program is sponsored by NOAA Fisheries and Whale and Dolphin Conservation. Developed in collaboration with the whale watching industry, Whale SENSE recognizes companies committed to responsible whale watching practices.

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Bottlenose Dolphins
Humpback Whale Flukes From The Seastreak Whale Watch
Humpback Whale Tail 2
Humpback Whale Tail
Humpback Whale Lunge Feeding From Seastreak Whale Watch. Thank you @Photos_by_Eadie Taken Saturday August 1 2020
Humpback Whale From Seastreak Whale Watch Trip
Humpback Whale From The Seastreak Whale Watch Trip On 7/30/20
Bottlenose Dolphins From Our Trip On 7/26/20
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Check Out These Bottlenose Dolphins That Paid Us A Visit On 7/26/20!
Bottlenose Dolphins
Humpback Whale Tail From Our Trip On 8/1/20. Thank you @photos_by_eadie!
Humpback Whale Flukes From The Seastreak Whale Watch
Humpback Whale Tail From Our Trip On 7/25/20
Humpback Whale Tail 2
Humpback Whale Tail From Our Trip On 7/25/20
Humpback Whale Tail
Humpback Whale Lunge Feeding From Our Whale Watching Trip on 7/30/20. Thank you @photos_by_eadie!
Humpback Whale Lunge Feeding From Seastreak Whale Watch. Thank you @Photos_by_Eadie Taken Saturday August 1 2020
Humpback Whale Lunge Feeding From Our Whale Watch Trip On 7/30/20
Humpback Whale From Seastreak Whale Watch Trip
Humpback Whale From The Seastreak Whale Watch Trip On 7/30/20. Thank you @photos_by_eadie!
Humpback Whale From The Seastreak Whale Watch Trip On 7/30/20
  • “Went today and it was awesome! We saw several whales doing different kinds of feedings. The commentator and crew were excellent.”

    Seastreak Whale Watch Customer
  • “Went yesterday. Saw many Humpback whales. There is a naturalist on board, who gives great info. Very nice trip”

    Seastreak Whale Wacth Customer
  • “I highly recommend this whale watching cruise, it is really a lot of fun.”

    Seastreak Whale Watch Customer
  • “Best day!!! Thank you we had so much fun.”

    Seastreak Whale Watch Customer

Schedule & Pricing

 

Departure & Arrival Times

Departing from Highlands, NJ
Departure TimeReturn Time
1:30 PM4:30 PM

 

2021 Season Sailing Dates

MAY
1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23
June
1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 29, 30
July
1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 31
August
1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 31
September
1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30
October
2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 19, 21, 23, 24, 26, 28, 30, 31
November
4, 6, 7, 11, 13, 14, 18, 20, 21, 25, 27, 28
MONTH
DATES

 

Pricing

AdultsChildren 12 and UnderSeniors (65+)Exchange Fee
$55$30$50$10

An exchange fee will be charged for any changes made to reservations.

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Event Route

Seastreak Ferry Terminal at Highlands

326 Shore Drive - Highlands, NJ 07732View Map

Ticket Office Hours

M-F: 5am - 9:30am, 11:30am - 6:30pm
Sat/Sun: 8am - 8pm

Directions, Nearby Amenities, Additional Details

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Port Features
  • Bike Rack
  • Covered Waiting Area
  • Free Daytime Parking
  • Free Overnight Parking (restrictions apply)
  • Handicap Accessibility
  • Refreshments
  • Restrooms

Whale Watching Grounds

Directions, Nearby Amenities, Additional Details

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Logistics & What to Know

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  • The Whale Watching Cruise is fully narrated by our knowledgeable tour guides who will point out local history along with many types of marine life.
  • The full Whale Watching cruise is approximately 3h, and departs from 325 Shore Drive, Highlands, NJ.
  • Please arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to departure.
  • Some Tips From The Wheelhouse:
    • Bring Sunglasses  Polarized sunglasses cut surface reflection, even on cloudy days, and help you see in more detail.
    • Bring Your Camera Ideally you will want one with a zoom lens for close-ups.
    • You Are Welcome To Bring Food and Non-Alcoholic Drinks Soft-sided coolers only, please.

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Whale Watching From Highlands, NJ

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