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A row of large colorful Victorian houses next to a boardwalk with wooden benchesHave you visited America’s original seaside resort? Cape May, NJ, is the country’s best-preserved 19th-century seashore resort. It’s home to a National Historic District with nearly 600 preserved Victorian buildings. We have pristine beaches, beautiful promenade, and all the amenities that our quaint town worth visiting! Fall is an amazing time to be here and today we are bringing you the best tours to take in Cape May, NJ.

Top Tours to Enjoy During Your Stay

Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise from Cape May – Hanging out on the beach is great, but why not take a break and get out on the water? A sightseeing cruise off the Coast of Cape May is a fantastic way to spend an afternoon. Take a tour with the Cape May Whale Watcher where you will be taken to the best locations for spotting whales, dolphins, and porpoises. A certified naturalist guide will offer a live commentary along the way about the area’s ocean life and natural habitat.

Half Day Fishing Experience in Cape May – Another tour out on the water, this one will have you catching some ocean life! Miss Chris Fishing on the Cape May Fisherman will bring you to the best hotspots where you can catch Flounder, Sea Bass, Kingfish, Small Sharks and more. New to fishing? Don’t worry! The trip includes a fishing rod, fishing reel, line, rIgs, hooks, weights, and bait. Plus, the helpful crew will be on hand to assist with instruction on using the equipment and will even clean your catch!

Cape May Brewing Co. – After a day on the water, make a stop at the popular Cape May Brewing Company where you can take an interactive, self-guided tour of the facility and production brewery. Enjoy a four-sample tasting with a souvenir pint glass and relax with your friends in a fun atmosphere.

Take a Romantic Carriage Ride or Trolley Tour

Cape May Carriage Company – Whether with your significant other or the whole family, take part in one of the most popular ways to see the town; a carriage ride! The Cape May Carriage Company offers half-hour tours on weekends during the fall months. See all the special sites in the historic district and hear stories and historic information provided by your driver. All carriage tours leave from the corner of Ocean Street and the Washington Street Mall.

MAC Trolley Tours – Have you seen the cheery red trolleys around town? Hop on and take a guided tour in these comfortable modes of transportation. Friendly guides will share all you need to know about the area, our Victorian heritage, maritime history and more.

Cape May Food Tours – For those who love to experience great food while on vacation, this one is for you! The Historic Downtown Food Tour features Victorian architecture, local history and delicious food. During the 2.5 – 3hr. guided tour, you’ll stroll through beautiful Victorian neighborhoods and learn about Cape May’s culinary scene.  You’ll also receive discounts for shopping after the tour with a secret code.

Tasting locations for the Historic Downtown Food Tour include:

  • Quincy‘s Original Lobster Rolls (American seafood)
  • La Doña (authentic Oaxacan cuisine)
  • Homestyle To Go (made-from-scratch authentic food)
  • Coffee Tyme (local favorite barista coffee and café)
  • Cape May Peanut Butter Company (Cape May ground nut butter and nut products
  • The Original Fudge Kitchen (award-winning handmade sweets)
  • Aleathea’s (American Contemporary cuisine with ocean views)

We can’t wait for you to see why Cape May is a bucket list vacation destination. Don’t let the gorgeous fall season pass by without a memorable stay at our elegant hotel. Book your getaway online today for guaranteed best rates or contact us any time for further information.