NEW YORK WHALE & DOLPHIN WATCHING
Departing from Riis Landing, Breezy Point (Rockaway, Queens) NY ONLY
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!
Hop aboard one of our fantastic narrated Whale/Dolphin Adventure Cruises every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 12:00 PM noon to approx. 4:00 PM.
Join us, the original New York City Whale/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.
The 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.
Inquiries please contact us
Snack concession and a full beverage bar on boardr; sandwiches are permitted to be brought on board, however beverages and coolers are not.
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:
- Date of reservation
- Number in your party
- How you heard about our cruise
Adult $45, Senior (62 and over) $35, Children (5-12) $25, Children under 5 - FREE
Yes, the American Princess is handicap accessible
Yes, children's strollers are permitted onboard
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Please follow the public transportation options as well as the driving directions listed below.
Address to Whale & Dolphin Adventure Cruise - Riis Landing:
The closest cross streets to the departure location are, Beach 169th Street and Heinzelman Road. 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
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 CARTake 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.