FAQ Whale Watching
Here are some of your most asked questions
All children are welcome! Please see pricing.
The trip is around 3 hours this gives us enough time to find and get to the whales. Call us anytime 732.592.6400
You can book your tickets online. You'll then be sent a reservation email; that's all you need. You can also buy tickets at the boat; however, the trip might possibly be sold out that day and there is a slight extra charge. You can purchase your tickets at: https://jerseyshorewhalewatchingtour.com/ If you need further assistance making your reservation or have inquires about larger groups or chartering the boat: Please call us at 732.592.6400
To change your trip date just email us a reply to your confirmation email telling us what you want to do and I am sure we can help you. We understand plans change and we want you to feel confident when you book with us. We will make sure you have a great trip even if you need to postpone for any reason.
There is plenty of free and paid parking. On a beautiful summer day the marina can be crowded so try parking at the Belmar Arts Center and just walk the 5 mins to the boat. You can also drive north along the marina and look for the signs that say additional parking. You will go under the RT.35 overpass; there you will see additional parking. It is a short walk back from that parking area to our boat. The docks for the charter boats are north of the Marina Grille building near the big bridge. Call us at 732.592.6400 if you are lost or need help. The GPS address for whale watching in Belmar is 905 Route 35 Belmar Marina.
Yes! you can bring your own beverages and snacks. There are light snacks and soft beverages sold on board if you prefer. Please remember to bring your sunblock, camera or cellphone and don't forget to dress in layers! However, we do have t-shirts (long and short) and sweatshirts for sale if you need one on the trip or just want to take home a souvenir.
Whale Guarantee Every Tour If you do not see a whale with us you can come again for FREE, on another trip that season prior to Labor Day. This is not a gimmick — our passion is to show guests whales. You can simply reply back to your "no whale trip" email or call us.
Did you know that humpbacks, and Minke whales can travel more than 100 miles in a 24 hour period? To increase our chances of seeing whales each day, Jersey Shore Whale Watch uses a variety of tools. Over the past 6 years, our spotting network has evolved into the most sophisticated sightings network on the entire Jersey Shore. We work with other whale watch vessels, land-based spotters, researchers, dive boats, early morning fishermen, water taxis, tug boats, and ferry boats to help locate whales in the area. If the whales are here, we know it. We understand our guests’ passion to see whales in the wild — that’s why we’ve developed our guarantee. Please remember that we cannot control what the whales do or where the whales go each day. What we can give you is the highest possible chance of seeing whales due to our quick vessel speed and convenient departure locations. No company sees whales more than Jersey SHore Whale Watch — the proof is in our whale reports.
Our resident naturalist Danielle Brown will tell you that humpback whales can go as long as 45 mins without returning to the surface to breathe! We are in their feed area so being they are constantly feeding while here in New Jersey. They usually breathe every 2 to 5 minutes; making them easier to see and enjoy.
Yes! The booking system is automated so you'll receive an email right away. All you need to board the boat is your paid reservation number. If you forget your number we can look it up prior to boarding. The boarding process is pretty simple! Please arrive 45 mins before departure we do not wait for late arrivals. The boat passes under a train bridge that is only raised once every 30 minutes, so we must leave on time.