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Bird Watching by Boat

Bird Watching by Boat

Cape May is considered the very best birding destination in North America to witness fall migration, especially for raptors. You don't have to be an ornithologist to join Perkiomen Tours on this very special bird watching tour by boat. Red-throated and Common Loon, gannets and scoters, hawks and falcons are all migrating along the eastern seaboard. Don't miss this wonderful journey with Perkiomen because fall is an amazing time to come view the variety of birds as they migrate.

Far from the metropolitan areas of northern New Jersey, the Cape May peninsula is home to forests, farmland, wetland meadows and salt marshes. Because of Cape May’s placement on the southern terminus of New Jersey, and the prevailing weather pattern, birds are pushed not only south, but to the East Coast. Each fall, millions of birds migrate through Cape May, it’s the perfect pit stop for the long trip birds are hard-wired to make every year.


Tour Includes

  • Transportation

  • Lunch at The Lobster House

  • Bird Watching Cruise

  • Requires Extended Amounts of Walking

Day 1

For our bird watching tour today on board The Skimmer, a 40-foot eco-tour pontoon boat, you will be accompanied by Mr. Sam Galick. Sam is an elite birding guide, and, he and his team win the World Series of Birding in Cape May annually. Sam has been a contributor to multiple Cape May based bird guides and is a highly skilled nature photographer. Binoculars will be provided for everyone.

You will also enjoy an included lunch today at The Lobster House, overlooking Cape May Harbor. The commercial fishing fleet at The Lobster House dock offloads and ships millions of pounds of seafood annually and supplies much of the fresh seafood served at the restaurant.


Timed Itinerary

A rest stop will be made on the way to our destination today.
10:45 AM Approximate arrival at The Lobster House, Cape May
[our passengers will be split into two groups]
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Group A: Lunch at the Lobster House
Group B: Bird Watching Cruise
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Group A: Bird Watching Cruise
Group B: Lunch at the Lobster House
3:15 PM Depart for home
A dinner stop will be made on the way home. This meal is not included in the cost of the tour.


Due to the close proximity of the restaurant to the boat, passengers will walk the short distance (approximately 2/10 of a mile) from lunch at The Lobster House to the dock for the Bird Watching Cruise and vice versa.

Please note

Our intention is to run each tour as originally planned and published. However, if deemed necessary to do so, Perkiomen Tours reserves the right to make changes to tour components, schedules or itineraries without prior notification.

Tips for Perkiomen motorcoach drivers and tour escorts are not included in the price of this tour. We feel that these gratuities should be extended on an individual basis and dictated by the level of service provided.

Motorcoach seating is assigned at the time of reservation but can not be guaranteed. Although we do our best to keep each traveler in the seat assigned at the time of reservation, there are times that it is necessary to move seat locations. Please be sure to verify your final seat number(s) with the driver at the time of boarding.

To fully participate in this tour may require extended amounts of walking. There may be steps, inclines, uneven surfaces or extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitation should take this into consideration.


Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details Times
Montgomeryville Behind Home Depot, N Wales Rd & Montomery Glen Dr
751 Horsham Rd, Lansdale, PA 19446
Pennsburg - Motorcoach Perkiomen Tours Office
875 Main St, Pennsburg, PA 18073
Quakertown - Trainers Trainers Corner - near Starbucks
246 N West End Blvd, Quakertown, PA 18951
Souderton Souderton Shopping Center
773 Route 113, Souderton, PA 18964
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