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SEAL & BIRD WATCHING ADVENTURE CRUISES!
Sailing from Rockaway, Queens

Starts December 26th, 27th & 28th; more dates will be added shortly

seal and bird watching aboard the american princess - new york city
100% SIGHTINGS OUR LAST 4 YEARS!!!

If you're interested in setting sail in search of these beautiful seals and birds, hop aboard The American Princess docked in Rockaway, Queens. What a unique opportunity to learn about the wildlife that exists in our own backyard! A naturalist will be aboard to provide insight and information about seals and marine life. Video/slide presentations will be available during the trip.

  • Large Heated Cabin
  • Beverage & Snack Bar Aboard
  • Private Seal & Eco Tours Available
  • Great for School Trips
When: Every Sat., Sun. & Holiday, weather permitting
Departure Location: Riis Landing in Rockaway, Queens
Intersection of State Rd. and Heinzelman Rd.
Breezy Point, NY 11697
(see directions below - DO NOT RELY ON GPS)
Departure Time: 12PM Noon - 2:30PM (approximately)
Fares: Adults - $30
  Seniors - $25
  Children (5-12 yrs) - $20
  Children under 5 - FREE
  Group Rates Available - please contact us

Purchase tickets and/or make a reservation using the calendar below
  1. If you have purchased a voucher you will be given the opportunity to enter the code(s) in the reservation form below
  2. Vouchers/coupons apply only to Adult tickets
  3. You DO NOT need a PayPal account to make purchases through PayPal
  4. To make certain you receive email confirmation of your purchase/reservation, please add reservations@americanprincesscruises.com to your contacts/address book/safe senders list. Your email confirmation is your ticket.
ONLINE RESERVATIONS ARE SUGGESTED
Call American Princess Cruises 718-474-0593 * Mon-Sat. 10am-5pm *

Event Policy & Recommendations:
  • Reservations based on availability
  • All sales are final and non-refundable
  • Tickets only good for the 2014-2015 Seal/Bird Watching Season
  • There is a 24-hour cancellation policy
  • In the event of a cancellation, customer is responsible for making another reservation
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Coolers and outside alcoholic beverages prohibited
  • Cash bar available on board
  • Passengers subject to search (as permitted by the US Coast Guard)
  • Captain's recommendation: Due to NYC traffic we advise that you plan to arrive at Riis Landing 3/4 to 1 hour before the departure time
  • All trips are subject to availability and American Princess Cruises reserves the right to cancel and/or reschedule any trip at any time.
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Remember to bring your ticket(s)/ voucher(s) and/or PayPal receipt!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Food/Beverages:
Snack concession and a full beverage bar on board; sandwiches are permitted to be brought on board, however beverages and coolers are not.

Reservations:
Reservations are recommended, however you can also purchase tickets on the day of the trip while boarding the boat. Our policy is first-come, first-served. Trips are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather or at the discretion of the captain.

Reservations may be made through our online reservation system

Handicap Accessibility:
Yes, the American Princess is handicap accessible

Strollers:
Yes, children's strollers are permitted onboard

Extras:
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Directions:
Please follow the public transportation options as well as the driving directions listed below.

Address to Whale & Dolphin Adventure Cruise - Riis Landing:
The closest cross streets to the departure location are, Beach 169th Street and Heinzelman Road. The zip code is 11697. Since it is a National Park docking facility there is no building number, so please refer to the local directions below.

Directions to Riis Landing
Former U.S. Coast Guard Station
Intersection of State Rd. and Heinzelman Rd.
Breezy Point (Rockaway, Queens) NY 11697
West Side of Marine Pkwy Bridge
Reference Point: Fort Tilden is located across the street from Riis Landing
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BY CAR

Take the Belt Parkway to Exit 11S (Flatbush Avenue South). Continue on Flatbush Avenue South to the Marine Parkway Bridge (also known as the Gil Hodges Bridge). Drive in the right lane over the bridge, and take the Breezy Point exit located at the foot of the bridge. Proceed to the second traffic light and make a right directly into the parking lot of Riis Landing. Tickets may be purchased and redeemed aboard the boat.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION - Subway & Bus

From NYC & BROOKLYN:
Take the #2 train (also the #5 at rush hour) to Flatbush Avenue. Transfer to the Q35 Bus over the Marine Park Bridge to the Fort Tilden bus stop in Breezy Point, Rockaway. Once you are off the bus, walk back to the corner of the main road (where the bus turned) and with the bridge on your right side, walk left to the traffic light. Cross the street at the traffic light and continue walking directly into the parking lot of Riis Landing (the building facing you) and then onto the boat. Tickets may be purchased and redeemed aboard the boat.


From NYC, QUEENS & LONG ISLAND:
Take the A train to Beach 116th St. exit in Rockaway (which includes a connecting shuttle train in Howard Beach to Beach 116th St.). Transfer to the Q35 or Q22 bus to the Fort Tilden bus stop in Breezy Point, Rockaway. Once you are off the bus, walk back to the corner of the main road (where the bus turned) and with the bridge on your right side, walk left to the traffic light. Cross the street at the traffic light and continue walking directly into the parking lot of Riis Landing (the building facing you) and then onto the boat. Tickets may be purchased and redeemed aboard the boat.  Cruises and Charters in  New York City, New Jersey, Long Island, Queens and Brooklyn

 

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