John Herd Boating Tours for Stone Harbor and Avalon, NJ

Captain John Herd at the helm of a 24' Boston Whaler Dauntless.

Text John Herd Tours at 610-804-9483 or email at to arrange a tour or inquire about availability / pricing.

Boating tour options include:

  • Early evening/sunset cocktail cruises.
  • Day trips to dock-side restaurants from Cape May to Strathmere.
  • Nature tours to see various bird species or dolphin (in season).
  • Sunrise cruises and breakfast (new tour!).
  • Prices range from $300-$500 depending on activity, distance of trip, and time. Payments by Venmo, PayPal, and cash preferred.
  • Text Captain John at 610-804-9483 or email for more information.

John Brazer and friends enjoying a cocktail cruise!

Bachelorette party on way home from The Deauville in Strathmere!

Captain John at the helm of “The Skimmer” – a 24′ Boston Whaler Dauntless

Happy kids enjoying a day of boating!

Boating fun! Old 112th street Nunnery in the background!

A mighty Osprey protecting her nest in The Great Channel of Stone Harbor.

John Herd Tours offers boating tours in the back basins of Stone Harbor, New Jersey and Avalon, New Jersey. Tours include relaxing cocktail cruises as we explore the back basins and bayfront houses of Stone Harbor and Avalon. Tours also include visits to various dock-side restaurants such as the Lazy Bass in North Wildwood, The Deauville in Strathmere, The Wharf in Wildwood, and The Lobster House to name a few. John Herd Tours also does nature tours! This would primarily involve birding in the winding salt marshes as well as in and around “bird protected” Stone Harbor Point. When birding, boating guests can count on seeing between 15-25 various bird species including egrets, skimmers, and osprey among others. Dolphin watching is another option with the mid-summer weeks as the most active time for our local mammals to be observed. Tubing is no longer an option because of insurance reasons, but anchor and swim opportunities as well as visits to Champagne Island in Hereford Inlet are options that appeal to kids. Text me at 610-804-9483 to inquire about availability and pricing. Prices range from $300 to $500 depending on the time and distance of the tour.