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Atlantic City: Dolphin Watching Ocean Cruise Adventure

1. Atlantic City: Dolphin Watching Ocean Cruise Adventure

This trip is perfect for people of all ages and promises to be a special experience. On your two-hour ocean cruise, keep your eyes peeled for leaping, frolicking dolphins as you head into the open ocean. Highly-informative commentary provided by an onboard marine naturalist ensures your trip will indeed be one to remember. This Atlantic City dolphin watching ocean cruise has been featured by mainstream media outlets including The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Atlantic City Press, and New Jersey Outdoors. The cruise has grown to be their most celebrated adventure, experienced by oceanographers and mammal lovers from coast to coast. You'll never know how many there are, or how many you'll see — that's part of the adventure. All that can be said is to 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 1-hour 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 placid seas.

Atlantic City: Absecon Lighthouse Admission Ticket

4. 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: Morning or Afternoon Skyline Ocean Cruise

5. 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.

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What people are saying about Atlantic City

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 287 reviews

Everyone was extremely nice and welcoming. I came with my friend Meghan for a girls weekend and had a blast. The crew how took us out could see that I was nervous and did a great job trying to make me laugh and joke with me. When we finally got up in the air it was just very calm and beautiful. The only thing that I would change is for it to be longer. It feels like you are in the air for a few minutes then come back down.

Worth every penny! We have done this boat ride on the Pacific Ocean, but first time on the Atlantic Ocean. Captain was excellent as were his staff. We saw at least 100 dolphins and no matter what side of boat you were on, he turned the boat around so everyone saw everything equally. It was a beautiful day too make it even better!

Great experience! Saw a lot of dolphins and enjoyed drinks and the ride. The captain was very informative and knew a lot about the area and the dolphins and other marine life.

Great cruise, a great mix of music, and it’s a great deal if you looking for something inexpensive and chill to do with friends. I love the views and drinks were good

It was fun dolphins was promised to be seen and it was overall a great time