New York Whale Watching

What You'll See

New York

native whales:
  • Humpback Whales
  • Minke Whales
  • Orca Whales
  • Dolphins
other marine life:
  • Sea Turtles
  • Seals
  • Sea Lions

Once roamed by whaling ships, the waters off New York now see thousands of whale watchers every year. From April through November, with peak sightings June through August, humpback, minke, fin, blue and sperm whales delight viewers as they feed along the continental shelf or pass through on migrations. Dolphin species including Risso's, bottlenose and killer whales are also in the area, as well as gray and harbor seals. For birders, scoters, grebes, puffins, scaups and harlequin ducks are among the many birds visible along this rugged coastline. Departing from New York City and New Jersey, whale watching here is an open-ocean adventure you will never forget.

New York

American Princess Cruise, Whale & Dolphin Watch Adventure Cruise

Address: Riis Landing, State Road & Heinzelman Road, Breezy Point, NY 11697

Phone: (718) 474-0593


why you should book: Approximately four hour cruise with a naturalist who will give a presentation with slide show, pictures, posters and exhibits, and also answer questions throughout the trip. Great views of landmarks like Coney Island, New York City Skyline, New York City and Long Island Beaches, New Jersey Shore, New York Harbor and more can be seen depending on which direction the cruise takes you.