Thursday, January 29, 2015

Birds & Boats

Birds & Boats

Nature abounds at the Jersey Shore, and there are plenty of great spots to see it and tours and programs to be had. Here are several:


This venerable organization has been leading the charge in observation and conservation of birds, butterflies, and other creatures in the Cape May region for decades and provides a plethora of tours and programs at three locations. Prices vary. Call 609-861-0700 or go to



Founded more than 40 years ago, this Stone Harbor educational organization offers opportunities to explore the Shore's natural area via kayak, paddleboard, or pontoon boat for $49 each. Sunset kayaking is a two-hour paddle through the marshes before twilight sets; Full Moon Paddling is a two-hour after-dark kayak adventure for those 16 and older; Back-bay Paddle Boarding is a 11/2-hour jaunt to learn about the coastal marsh ecosystem. Dates and times are available from the Wetlands Institute, 1975 Stone Harbor Blvd., Stone Harbor. 609-368-1211 or

Compiled by Jacqueline L. Urgo

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