April 30, 2014

Cape May, New Jersey: Skimmer Salt Marsh Safari; things to do

Skimmer Salt Marsh Safari  

At Cape May Inlet Marina, departure area varies, (609) 884-3100.  Daily at 10am, 1:30pm, & 6pm.  $28, under 12 $15.  Reservations suggested. 

egret spotted on Skimmer Salt Marsh Safari in Cape May, New Jersey
egret spotted on Skimmer Salt Marsh Safari in Cape May, New Jersey


Tour some wilderness back bays with Skimmer Salt Marsh Safari in the Cape May Wildlife Refuge on this low-key, two-hour guided excursion into the marshes via covered flat-bottom boat.  Binoculars are provided, and the bird watching is excellent.  At this major migration stopover, owner/guide Captain Ginny Powell says, “We never know who’s coming in and who’s coming out.”  Among the birds you might see are laughing gulls (the largest breeding colony in the world is here June through September). 

Forbes sea star on hand during Skimmer Salt Marsh Safari at Cape May, New Jersey
Forbes sea star on hand during Skimmer Salt Marsh Safari
at Cape May, New Jersey

 
Sea life is brought on board for inspection—perhaps you’ll see a Knob welk (the state shell) or a Forbes sea star or both!  Ginny’s husband is the other half of the team, and together they make a humorous and knowledgeable couple. 


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images ©2014 Carole Terwilliger Meyers

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