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Atlantic City: Dolphin Watching Ocean Cruise Adventure

1. Atlantic City: Dolphin Watching Ocean Cruise Adventure

Join this Atlantic City dolphin watching ocean cruise with informative commentary by an onboard marine naturalist guide. Keep your eyes peeled for frolicking dolphins as you head from new Jersey's shore into the open ocean. Get out on the water and enjoy an exciting adventure at sea as you look for dolphins and spot other native wildlife along the Atlantic City Coastline. Cruise through areas that serve as a sanctuary for many species of marine life. This cruise has been featured by mainstream media outlets such as The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Atlantic City Press, and New Jersey Outdoors as their most celebrated adventure, experienced by oceanographers and mammal lovers from coast to coast. You'll never know how many dolphins there are, or how many you'll see — that's part of the adventure. All you can do is fill your tank with energy and bring your camera.

Atlantic City: Parasailing Experience

2. Atlantic City: Parasailing Experience

Take to the water while in Atlantic City with a 90-minute boat ride including a short parasailing experience.  Situated in Gardener’s Basin, enjoy a convenient location alongside other Atlantic City attractions while only a short distance from the city's casinos and famous boardwalk. Climb aboard an Ocean Pro 31, the undisputed heavy-weight champion of parasail vessels.    Rest assured that your crew has all of the necessary certifications and licenses required by law and that vessels undergo multiple coast guard inspections yearly, to ensure your safety all year round. When your time comes, you will be lifted into the air by the parasail to admire views over the Atlantic City Boardwalk. Feel the exhilaration of free flight with your legs dangling free in the breeze below.

Atlantic City: Evening Happy Hour Ocean Cruise

3. Atlantic City: Evening Happy Hour Ocean Cruise

Unwind from your day in Atlantic City with a cruise through the marinas and back bays of the Atlantic Ocean. Perfect for the whole gang, relax as dusk turns to night over the twinkling lights of the bustling city. While aboard, you can relax while sipping your favorite drink or frozen cocktail available at the full-service bars, with nightly cocktail and beer specials featured. Book the Cruise & Cocktails option for access to unlimited house drinks, wine, beer, and soda. Prefer just to enjoy the cruise and not the bar? Not a problem — book the Cruise Only option and soak in the views over the gentle seas.

Atlantic City: Morning or Afternoon Skyline Ocean Cruise

4. Atlantic City: Morning or Afternoon Skyline Ocean Cruise

On this 1-hour narrated ocean cruise, enjoy an amazingly refreshing way to spend your day along the oceanfront skyline of Atlantic City. Experience the morning Atlantic breeze and beautiful panoramic views, while learning about Atlantic City and it's famous boardwalk. The city’s history is vast as you will learn on this stroll down memory lane. Your cruise is highlighted with interesting historical narration, with your guide making certain that you won't miss a single thing along the way. Take in spectacular views of the sandy coast as well as unobstructed views of the Atlantic City and casino skyline. This tour is deal for the entire family with a combination of views of the ocean, inlet and back bays. Watch the fishermen reel in their catch, water-skiers cruise by and commercial crabbers harvest their catch. You will find no better vantage point along the Jersey Shore to take panoramic pictures.

Atlantic City: Boardwalk Ghosts Haunted Walking Tour

5. Atlantic City: Boardwalk Ghosts Haunted Walking Tour

Get your blood pumping on this walking excursion to the 12 most haunted corners of the Atlantic City boardwalk. Cross paths with mobsters, shipwreck victims, Civil War soldiers, and ghouls seeking revenge. Take a break from the neon lights of the casinos and step into the shadows for a spooky trip. Your expert guide will give you a behind-the-scenes look at famous landmarks that inspired the classic board game 'Monopoly' and delve into the dark and sinister history of the city. Investigate the iconic Caesar's Hotel and Casino, where a mysterious man in black keeps watch over the cash. Immerse yourself in the strange energy that emanates from Chicken Bone Beach and collect evidence of spirits hovering over the water. Unearth the mysteries of the “unluckiest hotel in Atlantic City” and the doomed 19th-century ship before circling back to the meeting point.

Atlantic City: Absecon Lighthouse Admission Ticket

6. Atlantic City: Absecon Lighthouse Admission Ticket

Climb the tallest lighthouse in New Jersey for stunning views of Atlantic city with this admission ticket to the Absecon Lighthouse. Explore a replica of the lightkeeper's dwelling and enjoy the educational exhibits at the onsite museum.  Bring the whole family for a fun-filled day at the Absecon Lighthouse. Walk up the steps to an elevation of 171 feet to admire the craftsmanship of the light which is an original Fresnel Lens that was first lit to safely guide ships in 1857. Capture pictures of the Atlantic City skyline from the country’s third-tallest lighthouse. The lighthouse's recent multi-million dollar restoration also includes a detailed replica of the Lightkeeper's dwelling and a family-friendly educational museum with gift shop for souvenirs. 

Atlantic City: Immersive Murder Mystery Experience

7. Atlantic City: Immersive Murder Mystery Experience

Put your sleuthing skills to the ultimate test as you become wholly immersed in the case of the beach ball butcher, a murder mystery experience held at the Resorts Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. Surf’s up on Beach Ball Beach where the kids are dancing the Watusi all summer long. The kids aren’t even bothered by the string of luau murders that happened last summer, no matter how many times they are warned to avoid the sand once the sun goes down. Then a string of murders takes the beach by storm, and everyone becomes a suspect. When this 1960s summer gets murderous, it is up to you to interrogate the suspects, gather the clues, and solve the case. Head to the screening room, a roaring 20s-era theatre on the hotel's 13th floor. Meet the characters, lose yourself in the storyline, and witness a murder. Now it's your turn. Keep your cool and piece together the clues as you interview shadowy suspects to catch the killer. Once the timer starts, you'll have 30 minutes to submit your answer. Then, head back to the screening room where the culprit's true identity will be revealed. 

Northfield: Weird Science Live Interactive Escape Room

8. Northfield: Weird Science Live Interactive Escape Room

Follow your game master through a series of puzzles and challenges to help the crazy alchemist find the lost elixir for his genius creation. Surround yourself with magic in this unique Weird Science escape room experience and solve the mystery before time runs out. Come up with a team name for your group and go through a short orientation to describe the concept of an escape room and listen to the rules and regulations. Once this has been completed, your adventure begins. Enjoy a trailer of your specific escape room theme to fully immerse yourself. Ask your game master any questions and walk into the alchemist's laboratory to get started. Your game master will leave the room and head for the audio-visual room, where they will provide up to 5 hints when requested. Work as a team to find the Elixir of Eternal Life and have a great time.

From Philadelphia: Atlantic City Roundtrip Transfer

9. From Philadelphia: Atlantic City Roundtrip Transfer

Relax as you are shuttled from Philadelphia to Atlantic City in complete luxury. Enjoy the views as you are chartered away in your choice of vehicle. With a departure time of 10:30 AM, you will have the entire day to enjoy everything there is to do in Atlantic City.  Depart Atlantic City and start the return journey to Philadelphia at 7:30 PM.

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What people are saying about Atlantic City

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 290 reviews

This was a very nice way to start the evening! The atmosphere waa very nice, the crowd for the evening was ver calm & fun. The music was nice & the open bar option was definitely a great add on. I would definitely do it again.

It was a great boat ride love that it was 2 hours love that we got to see dolphins the captain was very knowledgeable my grandson had a blast and we're looking forward to seeing ourselves July 1st on CBS

It was really a wonderful experience! Dan was really interesting & informative about the History of the Lighthouse & how the lens worked. My Grandkids loved it! We will be back.

One of the best things and I got to see dolphins. Whoever takes this cruise u guys will enjoy it that’s for sure.

Beautiful views, interesting information and dolphins!