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“On the Water” Programs run from mid-June to Labor Day

Reservations are required for all activities.  Unless otherwise stated, all activities leave from The Wetlands Institute dock.

Back-Bay Birding and Wildlife Tours

Skimmer Tours again offers their highly acclaimed eco-cruises on board The Skimmer to view wildlife in the beautiful back bays of Stone Harbor. Highlights include birds and wildlife of the salt marsh and marine life touch tanks. Trips depart from The Wetlands Institute. On Tuesday and Wednesday evening sunset cruises, feel free to bring your own wine or brew of choice (no hard liquor) and snacks. Call 609-884-3100 or visit for reservations.

June 30 – September 3, 2020:


6:00 – 8:00 Sunset Safari with Style


  • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Salt Marsh Safari
  • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Salt Marsh Safari
  • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Sunset Safari with Style


  • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Salt Marsh Safari
  • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Marine Life Safari 

Pricing for All Trips:

$30/person (ages 13 and up)
$18/child (ages 3-12)
Free ages 2 and under.



Morning Back-Bay Kayaking

Kayaking has become very popular and affords a unique, up-close experience with the natural world. After a short orientation to paddling techniques by a trained instructor, you’ll be off for a guided kayak tour of the coastal marsh ecosystem in a single or tandem kayak. Call 609-368-1211 for reservations.

Tuesday and Thursday: 10:00 am
Friday: 9:30 am


Sunset Kayaking

Explore the marsh as the sun sets on a guided paddle in a single or tandem kayak. This is your best chance to see wildlife feeding and birds heading to their roosts. Call 609-368-1211 for reservation information.

Thursday: 6:00pm
Special Full Moon Dates: Sunday, August 8 at 6:30pm and Tuesday, September 1 at 6:00pm

$54 per person