The company that started it all in 1987.
We’ll show you marine life like no other can!
Welcome to The Cape May Whale Watch & Research Center located at 1231 Route 109 in South Jersey Marina. The Cape May Whale Watch & Research Center was the original eco-tour operation in Cape May, starting in 1987. We were the forerunners in exploring our surrounding waters of the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay for whales, dolphins, migratory birds, and all aspects of marine life with an emphasis on their interconnectedness to our ecosystem. We layer this experience by underscoring the importance of the conservation of our local marine ecosystem, and couple that with hands-on research experience like no other.
When you step onboard the American Star, you are not only boarding a Whale & Dolphin watching vessel but a floating marine Research Center. Our team of undergraduate college interns collects data on all of our trips fueling our photo-identification research efforts. Our onboard Marine Naturalists and Biologists give an in-depth narration of both the Biology and historical significance of everything occurring right before your eyes! Our passengers become part of the research team on board and through their patronage support our ongoing research and conservation efforts!