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Take This Waterfront Safari In New Jersey For The Perfect Summer Day Trip

New Jersey is surrounded by water on three sides, so boat rides aren’t in short supply. You can raft down the Delaware or take a whale watching cruise, but did you know that the Garden State also offers a waterfront safari? You’ll definitely want to check it out!

The Skimmer also offers Crabbing 101 boat rides; equipment and instruction is provided, and you take home everything you catch. These tours are fun and family-friendly, making them a perfect option for a summer day trip. Cruises operate from April – October and depart from either The Wetlands Institute in Stone Harbor or the Cape May Inlet Marina. Prices are very reasonable and the experience is suitable for nature lovers of all ages. For schedules, pricing and booking info, click here.

The sturdy pontoon boat offers a smooth, stable ride in calm back bay waters. This makes it a great option, even for those who are prone to seasickness. A fun fact? The Skimmer can float in as little as two feet of water. After your trip has ended, extend the fun by visiting area attractions. For a guide to Stone Harbor, home to one of the cleanest beaches in the country, click here. For a guide to charming Cape May, click here. If you’re looking for other outdoor adventures in New Jersey, click here.

Kristen Koennemann
Kristen is a freelance writer, editor and social-media manager who really loves her state. She's here to share all that New Jersey has to offer with residents and the rest of the world.