Whale Watching in New York
Aboard the American Princess

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The Whale and Dolphin Watching Adventure Cruises have now finished for the 2013 season. Please stay tuned for special trips and look out for our winter seal and bird watching trips schedule.

Thank you for making the season a success with the most sightings of whales in NY in many years
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Hop aboard one of our fantastic narrated Whale/Dolphin Adventure Cruises every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 12:00PM noon to approx. 4:00PM.

Join us, the original New York City Whale and Dolphin Watchers, as we head out into the Atlantic Ocean and seek out these beautiful mammals. We suggest you bring a regular camera, video camera and / or binoculars if possible. Children will be encouraged to participate in helping our crew take the official whale & dolphin count. Your photos and videos can be posted on our Facebook page.

American Princess adheres to NOAA Northeast whale watching guidelines and is an active participant to the whale sense program. Visit the whale sense web site to learn about responsible whale watching and the whale sense program.

 

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2014 Schedule TBA
Departs Riis Landing (Rockaway, Queens)@ 12:00 PM
Returns @ approximately 4:00 PM

Fares  
Adults $45.00
Seniors (62 & over) $35.00
Children (5 - 12 yrs)  $25.00
Children under 5 yrs  FREE

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-- Important Notes --
  • Reservations are REQUIRED for purchases
  • If you have already purchased your tickets or if you have a coupon or voucher, reservations may be made below
  • Alternatively, you may reserve your seats by specifying the date and number of passengers in the "Comments" section of our contact form. Please note that space/availability cannot be guaranteed if you reserve through our contact form. We will contact you if we cannot accommodate your reservation for the particular date.
  • You may also call the office at 718-474-0555 to make a reservation.
  • Cash bar available on board
  • Coolers are not permitted on board
  • There is a 24-hour cancellation policy
  • All trips are subject to availability and American Princess Cruises reserves the right to cancel any trip at any time

 

For Tickets or Inquiries please visit American Princess Cruises

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.

Reservations can be made via e-mail if the following information is received:
- Name
- Date of reservation
- Number in your party
- How you heard about our cruise

Fares:
Adult $45, Senior (62 and over) $35, Children (5-12) $25, Children under 5 - No Charge

Handicap Accessibility:
Yes, the American Princess is handicap accessible

Strollers:
Yes, children's strollers are permitted onboard

Extras:
Facebook Photo contest: win a $250 Cash Prize!

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

Address to Whale & Dolphin Adventure Cruise - Riis Landing:
The closest cross streets to the departure location are, Beach 169th Street and State Road on Rockaway Point Blvd. 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 (for a printable version click here)

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 first 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.


Reference Point: Fort Tilden is located across the street from Riis Landing