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BIG KID Charter fishing in Belmar, NJ
BIG KID Charter fishing in Belmar, NJ
1-800-836-TUNA / 1-800-836-8862
BIG KID Charter fishing in Belmar, NJ

NATURE CRUISES- bird watching on the water


Bird Watching by Boat, NJ
Bird Watching by Boat- Belmar, NJ
Bird Watching on the Water, Belmar, NJ

The New Jersey Shore is home to many unique and beautiful birds. Due to popular demand, Captain Nick of Nick Caruso Enterprises has added a new cruise venue, Bird Watching by Boat, along the New Jersey coastal salt marsh. Observe ocean birds as well as birds of the Shark River; get close up views of many species including herons, the snowy owl, egrets, Osprey, the Red Knot, a variety of gulls and much more.

Let us guide you through the local or off-shore areas; our Captain(s) are knowledgeable of the local birds and where they can be found.

As with all of our cruises, your bird watching journey will start at the Belmar Marina, 905 NJ-35, Belmar, NJ 07719. There you will meet your Captain and crew as you board the Ol’ Salty II, a 62′ custom charter fisherman vessel with a stable 19′ – 6″ beam.

Then relax as we set out from Belmar and cruise along the ocean and Shark River to observe these beautiful birds. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars!

What’s Included:

  • Free Parking at the Belmar Marina, up until 4pm
  • 3 hour trip aboard one of the most comfortable and spacious boats in the Northeast
  • Narrated history, wildlife and and nature cruise by experienced, licensed Captains and crew
  • US Coast Guard inspected vessels
  • Full galley available for use.


NJ Shore Bird Watching by Boat
Duration- 3 hours. Longer adventures available for additional cost- please contact our office for details.

Charter Prices:
$1,200 for up to 20 passengers ($60 per head over 20, up to 55 passengers.)
$500 deposit required to hold all dates; balance due day of trip.
Deposits not refundable if cancelled.

This trip is geared for 20+ passengers. Shared charters are available; check the website or call the office for dates.
All trips and prices are subject to change.
20% gratuity is appreciated for the crew.

What You Should Bring:

  • Food/snacks and Drinks
    • You can use a local catering company that will deliver the food right to the boat
    • Water, Soda, Beer is fine, sorry no hard liquor
    • Paper plates, plastic forks/spoons
  • Change of clothes
  • Sun tan lotion
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • A light jacket/rain gear, depending on the weather.

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Host your next Birthday party on one of our vessels! This is truly a unique way to celebrate a loved one’s special day.

Surprise your husband or teenager with a Birthday party on the water! This will be one party they and their friends will never forget!