Thar She Blows!

HIGHLANDS - The Navesink Maritime Heritage Association is sponsoring a whale watching cruise Sunday, Oct. 10 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Reservations can be made by visiting the NMHA site at and must be completed by 4 p.m. Oct. 7.

The cruise will leave from the Sea Streak terminal at the former Connors Hotel parking lot, 326 Shore Drive.

Sea Streak is a member of Whale Sense, a voluntary education and recognition program offered to commercial whale watching companies in the US Atlantic and Alaska Regions.

The program is sponsored by NOAA Fisheries and Whale and Dolphin Conversation, and recognizes companies committed to responsible whale watching practices.

The Navesink Maritime Heritage Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving knowledge and appreciation of Monmouth County's maritime heritage through programs that teach wooden boat building and the boat handling skills; through preserving the history of Monmouth County's wooden boat builders and rich maritime history; and through experiential on-the-water programs of River Rangers for middle school children and Sea Scout Ship Navesink for coed youth aged 14-21.

The Oct. 10 event is a family event, and families are encouraged to bring three generations of family to enjoy three hours on the Sea Streak catamaran Possibilities of viewing include humpback whales, bottlenose dolphins, pelagic birds, sea turtles, and other species.

Tickets are $25 for children 12 and under, $50 for adults.

There will be a bar with drinks and snacks, restrooms, and comfortable indoor seating as well as outdoor viewing decks.

For further information visit


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