Whale Watching Season
The best time for whale watching in New Jersey is from April to late November, though whales dwell in Jersey waters as early as mid-March and as late as early December. Whales migrate to area to feed on Atlantic Menhaden, mackerel, herring, krill, and other schooling fish that breed in these nutrient-rich waters. However, as soon as the cold weather settles in, they travel to warmer waters to mate and give birth.
Whales don’t keep to a regular daily timetable, which is why whale watching tours last between three and four hours long. We are in our 5th year of running tours from Belmar marina with expert whale guides on every trip. Join our mailing list for discounts and special early print trips; when the boat captains tell us the whales are moving into the area, we will be sure to be out there viewing them.
Our daily 3 hour trips are usually $40- $75 per passenger, stay within a few miles of the jersey shore coastline, so you will always see land!
We also offer more adventurous all-day trips to the deep ocean. These trips cost much more, about $250 per passenger, but they are a fantastic experience. Just ask our regular passengers and birders who love these dawn to sunset trips