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Atlantic City: Dolphin Watching Ocean Cruise Adventure

1. Atlantic City: Dolphin Watching Ocean Cruise Adventure

Join this Atlantic City dolphin watching ocean cruise with informative commentary by an onboard marine naturalist guide. Keep your eyes peeled for frolicking dolphins as you head from new Jersey's shore into the open ocean. Get out on the water and enjoy an exciting adventure at sea as you look for dolphins and spot other native wildlife along the Atlantic City Coastline. Cruise through areas that serve as a sanctuary for many species of marine life. This cruise has been featured by mainstream media outlets such as The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Atlantic City Press, and New Jersey Outdoors as their most celebrated adventure, experienced by oceanographers and mammal lovers from coast to coast. You'll never know how many dolphins there are, or how many you'll see — that's part of the adventure. All you can do is fill your tank with energy and bring your camera.

Atlantic City: Morning or Afternoon Skyline Ocean Cruise

2. Atlantic City: Morning or Afternoon Skyline Ocean Cruise

On this 1-hour narrated ocean cruise, enjoy an amazingly refreshing way to spend your day along the oceanfront skyline of Atlantic City. Experience the morning Atlantic breeze and beautiful panoramic views, while learning about Atlantic City and it's famous boardwalk. The city’s history is vast as you will learn on this stroll down memory lane. Your cruise is highlighted with interesting historical narration, with your guide making certain that you won't miss a single thing along the way. Take in spectacular views of the sandy coast as well as unobstructed views of the Atlantic City and casino skyline. This tour is deal for the entire family with a combination of views of the ocean, inlet and back bays. Watch the fishermen reel in their catch, water-skiers cruise by and commercial crabbers harvest their catch. You will find no better vantage point along the Jersey Shore to take panoramic pictures.

Atlantic City: Quiet Ocean Cruise With Happy Hour Options

3. Atlantic City: Quiet Ocean Cruise With Happy Hour Options

Unwind from your day in Atlantic City with a cruise through the marinas and back bays of the Atlantic Ocean. Relax as dusk turns to night over the twinkling lights of the bustling city. While aboard, you can sip your favorite drink or frozen cocktail available at the full-service bars. Experience nightly cocktail and beer specials. Book the Cruise & Cocktails option for access to unlimited house drinks, wine, beer, and soda. If you prefer to enjoy the cruise without the bar option, book the Cruise Only option and soak in the views over the gentle seas.

Atlantic City Ghosts: Banshees of the Boardwalk

4. Atlantic City Ghosts: Banshees of the Boardwalk

Get your blood pumping on this walking excursion to the 12 most haunted corners of the Atlantic City boardwalk. Cross paths with mobsters, shipwreck victims, Civil War soldiers, and ghouls seeking revenge. Take a break from the neon lights of the casinos and step into the shadows for a spooky trip. Your seasoned US Ghost Adventures guide will give you a behind-the-scenes look at famous landmarks that inspired the classic board game 'Monopoly' and delve into the dark and sinister history of the city. Investigate the iconic Caesar's Hotel and Casino, where a mysterious man in black keeps watch over the cash. Immerse yourself in the strange energy that emanates from Chicken Bone Beach and collect evidence of spirits hovering over the water. Unearth the mysteries of the “unluckiest hotel in Atlantic City” and the doomed 19th-century ship before circling back to the meeting point.

Atlantic City: Absecon Lighthouse Admission Ticket

5. Atlantic City: Absecon Lighthouse Admission Ticket

Climb the tallest lighthouse in New Jersey for stunning views of Atlantic city with this admission ticket to the Absecon Lighthouse. Explore a replica of the lightkeeper's dwelling and enjoy the educational exhibits at the onsite museum.  Bring the whole family for a fun-filled day at the Absecon Lighthouse. Walk up the steps to an elevation of 171 feet to admire the craftsmanship of the light which is an original Fresnel Lens that was first lit to safely guide ships in 1857. Capture pictures of the Atlantic City skyline from the country’s third-tallest lighthouse. The lighthouse's recent multi-million dollar restoration also includes a detailed replica of the Lightkeeper's dwelling and a family-friendly educational museum with gift shop for souvenirs. 

Hard Rock Cafe Atlantic City

6. Hard Rock Cafe Atlantic City

Come enjoy fresh, high-quality items from Hard Rock’s world-renowned menu including a selection of mouthwatering Legendary Burgers, each featuring unique toppings, savory sauces and rich, melted cheeses, as well as Smokehouse ribs, slowly cooked to perfection.  The Atlantic City Cafe is also the go-to destination for live music and entertainment events with regularly hosted performances by world renowned artists. The new Cafe is equipped with two live music stages, one located in the Main Cafe and the other on the boardwalk. While visiting, guests can view handpicked pieces of memorabilia from Hard Rock’s iconic collection. Lady Gaga’s hand embellished outfits and Prince’s multicolored long-sleeve chiffon shirt worn during his tour are among the list of treasured belongings showcased at the Cafe. The menu offers fresh, house-made entrees with local flair including crisp salads, decadent desserts, and signature cocktails. Burger connoisseurs won’t want to miss the Legendary® Burger which features just the right combination of savory flavors. From the kitchen to the bar, you won’t be disappointed with the menu options at Hard Rock Cafe. Stop in and taste the difference! Choose either a 2 or 3 course meal. Acoustic Menu (2-course meal): Entrée Choose one entrée from any of the following: Legendary Steak Burgers* Sandwiches Salads *Double Decker Cheeseburger is not available with the Acoustic package Dessert Chef’s choice Beverage Unlimited coffee, tea or soft drinks Electric Menu (3-course meal): Starter Choose a side house salad or Caesar salad Entrée Choose one entrée from any of the following: Legendary Steak Burgers Sandwiches Salads Specialty Entrees** **Cowboy Ribeye and Filet are not available with the Electric package Dessert Choose from a brownie or a cheesecake Beverage Unlimited soft drinks, coffee or tea

Northfield: Weird Science Live Interactive Escape Room

7. Northfield: Weird Science Live Interactive Escape Room

Follow your game master through a series of puzzles and challenges to help the crazy alchemist find the lost elixir for his genius creation. Surround yourself with magic in this unique Weird Science escape room experience and solve the mystery before time runs out. Come up with a team name for your group and go through a short orientation to describe the concept of an escape room and listen to the rules and regulations. Once this has been completed, your adventure begins. Enjoy a trailer of your specific escape room theme to fully immerse yourself. Ask your game master any questions and walk into the alchemist's laboratory to get started. Your game master will leave the room and head for the audio-visual room, where they will provide up to 5 hints when requested. Work as a team to find the Elixir of Eternal Life and have a great time.

From New York: Atlantic City by bus & Caesar´s Casino

8. From New York: Atlantic City by bus & Caesar´s Casino

Have the opportunity to visit one of the most famous cities on the coast of New Jersey. Discover Atlantic City on a one-day tour from New York City, on a comfortable bus, and enjoy the views before arriving at this great point. Visit the tourist destination founded in the 19th century, with visitors not only from nearby New York or Philadelphia but from all over the world! You will get the chance to visit Caesar´s Atlantic City, one of the most iconic casinos in the city, and enjoy gambling or try your game at cards! Walk through the boardwalk and check out the lineup of shops and restaurants across the road in one of the most iconic beachside entertainment zones. Do not miss the stunning views from the Steel Pier Amusement Park and enjoy great rides while admiring the Atlantic Ocean. Scape from the big city and have some time to go shopping, walk on the beach, try a restaurant, gamble at the casino or stroll through the entertainment points of the city. Definitely a day trip full of emotions and new things to discover! **Please note that, by regulation, children and children under 21 are not permitted in the Casino. They must wait outside the premises until the end of their visit to Caesar´s Atlantic City **.

Fun Scavenger Hunt in Atlantic City by Operation City Quest

9. Fun Scavenger Hunt in Atlantic City by Operation City Quest

Looking for a family friendly activity? We can help you explore the city with our fun photo scavenger hunt. Using your smartphone, you'll be given a scavenger hunt list of items to find in the form of riddles and challenges to complete on our scavenger hunt app. You'll go look for the item described in the riddle, complete the accompanied challenge, and send in a photo to get points. Your points will show up on the app's leaderboard so you can see how you're doing compared to teams all across the country! Operation City Quest can be played in any city, no matter how big or small! Don't worry, you won't be alone. You'll have a remote host that will be communicating with you during your game via a chat feature on the app if you need help or have a question. They can also give you hints and additional *mystery* challenges! The goal of this interactive scavenger hunt is to find all the items, earn your way to the top of the leaderboard, and more importantly, to have fun with family and friends! Our games usually take about 2 hours and most teams walk around 2 miles during their scavenger hunt.

From Philadelphia: Atlantic City Private Roundtrip Transfer

10. From Philadelphia: Atlantic City Private Roundtrip Transfer

Relax as you are shuttled from Philadelphia to Atlantic City in luxury on this private transfer. Spend nine hours exploring the city’s beaches and sights at your own pace. Get going with a comfortable departure time of 10:30 AM, after which you will have the entire day to enjoy everything there is to do in Atlantic City. Peruse the casinos and explore the high-end stores. Check out the historic Atlantic City Boardwalk. Be amazed by Ripley’s Believe It or Not and see New Jersey’s tallest lighthouse. Avoid the stress of having to drive yourself back to Philadelphia and sit back on your calm evening return. 

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 522 reviews

First ever guided ghost tour. James was absolutely amazing! He was friendly, funny, and did an amazing job with the history of Atlantic City! I would absolutely recommend this tour!

If you like to have a few drinks and see the panorama, it is a good trip. Very friendly captain. If you are celebrating a birthday he greets you over the loudspeaker. Recommendable.

We didn’t see dolphins. Water was choppy but it was very enjoyable.

Everything was great. The DJ was very nice. We adored the cruise.

The boat was a little rocky, but thats what made it fun!