Cape May is an island. It has been since the army core of engineers made it so during World War II. The canal was carved from the main land in an effort to protect the Delaware river from sub attack during the war. The canal gave the then navy base (currently the coast guard base) easy access to the river in case of attack. That canal also made the Cape May peninsula an island.
There are three distinct waterways that surround the island: the Atlantic Ocean, the Delaware bay/river, and the inland waterway tributaries. Each of these waterways offer fun and adventure for Cape May bed and breakfast guests.
Cape May offers dolphin and whale watching. There are several options available at the marina like Cape May Whale Watching and Miss Chris. These boats take visitors out several times a day. The tour normally circles the island with curious dolphins following along ship side.
Kayaking has become a popular recreational activity in the ocean and inland waterways. Miss Chris and Kayak adventures offer tours and kayak rentals.
A charming sea adventure could be to try Key of the Sea sail boat. This is a sailing ship that will take guests for a fee for a cruise in a sailboat in the Atlantic ocean or Delaware Bay. One can go for a morning, afternoon or sunset cruise.
Jet skiing and parasailing rides are available at the marina as well. East coast Jet Ski offers 2 location in Cape May and Wildwood with daily rentals. 609.898.8754.
If you are looking for a more casual boating experience or enjoy birding then the Salt Marsh eco cruise may be for you. The MV Osprey takes tours from the marina 3 times a day:
Tours are normally 2 hours.
So next time you check into your bed and breakfast in Cape May hop in the car and hit the South Jersey marina. There is plenty to do on the water on your next vacation in Cape May.