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This guide to the Business Members of New Jersey Audubon's Cape May Bird Observatory can help you plan your stay or visit. The businesses who support our organization help ensure that the natural treasures you enjoy here, remain. Whether you are familiar visitors, a first-timer, a resident, or business-owner, it is important to let these businesses know that we appreciate their support. Many of these businesses offer discounts to current New Jersey Audubon / Cape May Bird Observatory members.

This listing is offered as a service and includes lodging, restaurants, shops, tours, and activities for varying tastes and budgets. Please contact the businesses directly for rates, reservations, and discount policies. All listings, including discount policies, are subject to change at the discretion of the business.

Interested in having your listing on our website or in being featured at our Cape May locations?

Become a Cape May Bird Observatory Business Member:
   Email Deborah Shaw at deb.shaw@njaudubon.org or call 609-400-3836 for an application
   

Adventurer Oceanfront Inn
5401 Ocean Avenue, PO Box 1506
Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260
Phone: 609-729-1200 or 609-522-0029
Fax: 609-523-1485
E-Mail:
Open: open year round for all CMBO events!
Discount: 10% off room rate for CMBO/NJA members
Internet: Yes

The Adventurer Oceanfront Inn has everything you need to relax and unwind at the beach.  Wake up to the sounds of the ocean, watch the sunrise from our oceanview or oceanfront balconies, enjoy breakfast in our oceanfront restaurant and indulge in our natural surroundings.  Located just minutes from the Cape May National Wildlife Refuge and other Cape May birding locations.

Atlantic Cape Fisheries, Inc.
985 Ocean Drive
Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone: 609-884-3000
E-Mail:

We are a commercial fishing company that is proud to support the important work of NJ Audubon's Cape May Bird Observatory and the Nature Center of Cape May.

Avondale by the Sea
609 Beach Avenue
P O Box 2382
Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone: 609.884.2332 or Toll Free 800.676.7030
E-Mail:
Open: Mid April to November
Discount: Ask about our birder discounts.
Internet: Yes

Beachfront accommodations with spectacular views in the heart of the historic district. Warm hospitality, attentive service, and immaculate accommodations. Continental breakfast. Free WIFI.

Birding by Boat
Aboard The Osprey
1212 Wilson Drive - Miss Chris Marina
Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone: 609.898.3500
E-Mail:
Open: March thru November
Discount: $3 off for CMBO/NJA members
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Dogs Welcome: Yes

Cruise the back bays, harbors, and sounds of Cape May aboard the 38-passenger Osprey and view migrant shorebirds, salt marsh nesting colonies, waterfowl, loons, waders, and rails. Experienced naturalists and guides on board. USCG inspected. Group rates available. Free on-site parking; toilet facilities on boat.

Cape Harbor Motor Inn
715 Pittsburgh Avenue
Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone: 609.884.0018 (Front Desk - ext. 0)
Open: open mid April through November
Internet: Yes

Enjoy birding from the upper deck overlooking preserved Sewell Point. Modern, family run motel with outdoor pool, A/C, CATV, phone, refrigerator in all rooms. Fully equipped efficiency suites. Centrally located to beach, harbor, and center of town. A favorite spot for birding tours and groups.

Cape May-Lewes Ferry
1200 Lincoln Blvd.
Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone: 800-643-3779
E-Mail:
Open: Year Round
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Dogs Welcome: Yes

Whether you're crossing the Delaware Bay for a fun day trip or as part of a long-distance trip, on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, your journey is sure to be a memorable one. Enjoy historic lighthouses, picturesque harbors, oceangoing vessels, unique seabirds and, just maybe, your very own dolphin escort! The 17-mile, 85-minute cruise between New Jersey and Delaware can cut miles off a trip along the Atlantic Coast, connecting points like Wildwood, Stone Harbor, Avalon, Ocean City and the rest of the Jersey Shore with Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Sussex Shores, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, Ocean City, MD, and destinations throughout Virginia. Our welcoming, modern terminals are a destination in and of themselves, with enjoyable restaurants and lounges, and well-stocked gift shops!

Carroll Villa Hotel
19 Jackson Street
Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone: 609.884.9619 or Toll Free 877.275.8452
Fax: 609.884.0264
E-Mail:
Open: Year Round
Discount: Sun-Thurs, Sept 21-May 14, 10% off lodging to current CMBO members

Recipient of the NJ Governor’s Diamond Award as a Cape May destination point. A national landmark hotel, circa 1882, we’ve gone green with energy-saving and environmentally friendly enhancements. With 21 individually decorated rooms, we are one of only five remaining original Victorian hotels. Nationally acclaimed, the adjoining Mad Batter Restaurant, is a must for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or cocktails with daily happy hour and live music.

Coastline Realty
941 Columbia Avenue
Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone: 609.884.5005
Fax: 609.884.4620
E-Mail:
Open: Mon-Sat: 9-5; Sunday: 11-3
Discount: Many of our private rentals offer discounts to members.
Internet: Yes
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Dogs Welcome: Yes

Full service and family owned real estate company.  Whether you are looking for a place to stay during migration or looking to purchase, we have the home for you! 

Hyland Motor Inn
38 East Mechanic Street
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Phone: 609.465.7305
Fax: 609.465.8776
E-Mail:
Open: Year Round
Discount: $10 off per day--mention CMBO or NJ Audubon
Internet: Yes

Welcome Cape May Bird Observatory and NJ Audubon members!  We are minutes to birding hotspots in Cape May and Cumberland County.  Nearby beaches, sailing, fishing, Cape May Zoo & Park, boardwalk amusements, Cape May-Lewes Ferry.  Close to Avalon, Sea Isle City, Stone Harbor, Wildwoods.  We offer free wireless internet, standard rooms, rooms with kitchens, large outdoor swimming pool, BBQ & picnic areas, walking distance to restaurants, shopping, churches, hospital.

LaMonica Fine Foods
48 Gorton Road, PO Box 309
Millville, NJ 08332
Phone: 856-825-8111
E-Mail:

We are a seafood processing plant that is proud to support the important work of New Jersey Audubon's Cape May Bird Observatory and the Nature Center of Cape May.

Mad Batter Restaurant
at The Carroll Villa Hotel
19 Jackson Street
Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone: 609-884-5970 or 877-275-8452
E-Mail:
Open: Open year-round; weekends only January thru March.
Discount: Sunday-Thursday, Sept. 21-May 14 10% off lodging to current CMBO members (Holidays excluded)
Internet: Yes

Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Mad Batter has been a leader in the growth of Cape May and now this historic establishment is leading the way to a greener future. Visit the website for more details. Roll out of bed for one of the best breakfasts of your life - Chesapeake Bay Benedicts, omelets, oatmeal pancakes, and more. Daily happy hour, live music with half price drinks and guests of the Carroll Villa Hotel receive 30% off dinner!

Miss Chris Kayak and Paddleboard Rentals
at the Miss Chris Marina
1212 Wilson Drive
Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone: 609-884-0997
E-Mail:
Open: March thru November
Discount: Visit our website for specials and coupons.

Explore the beautiful tidelands around Spicer Creek and Cape May Harbor. Great wildlife viewing from a new perspective. Watch herons, egrets, Osprey feeding their chicks, shorebirds along the mudflats in an area with little or no current or boat traffic.

Kayaks are stable and easy to paddle; instructions to get you started. Kayaks seat 1 to 3 people so bring the family. Rentals by the hour or come on our guided kayak trips!

Mt. Vernon Motel
300 West Beach Avenue
Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone: 609.884.4665
E-Mail:
Open: April thru October
Discount: Spring and late Fall Specials
Internet: Yes

We offer 25 beachfront units that include free wifi, flat screen TV, heat, air conditioning and daily maid service.  Walking distance to historic areas, including Washington Street Mall, birding sites and restaurants.

Sunset Liquors
106 Sunset Boulevard
Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone: 609-435-5052
E-Mail:
Open: Year Round

The Original Fudge Kitchen
513 Washington Street Mall
728 Beach Avenue
Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone: 609.884.2834 or 609.884.4287 or Toll Free 800.23.FUDGE
Fax: 609.884.8814
E-Mail:
Open: Open every day, year round.
Discount: Show your current CMBO/NJ Audubon membership card for 10% discount.

The best sweet treats at the beach – creamy, whipped fudge (stop by Washington Street store and watch it being made), salt water taffy, premium chocolates (including sugar free), ice cream, candies, and souvenirs. We ship around the world!

The Queen Victoria Bed & Breakfast Inn
102 Ocean Street
Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone: 609.884.8702
E-Mail:
Open: Year Round
Discount: Ask about seasonal and weekday specials.
Internet: Yes

The Queen Victoria proudly supports Cape May Bird Observatory. Thirty-two inviting rooms and suites all with private baths, many with whirlpool tubs, and some with fireplaces. Complimentary Early Bird breakfast included. Close to beaches, shopping, dining, and birding. Cape May's #1 Inn (Trip Advisor), a Top Ten Most Romantic Inn (American Historic Inns), and member of Select Registry™ Distinguished Inns of North America.

The Wildlife Gardener
795 Goshen Road
Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Phone: 609-536-8036
E-Mail:
Open: Year Round

Creating wildlife-friendly landscapes and native plant gardens. Bird and butterfly gardens, ponds and more.

West Cape Motel
307 Sunset Blvd.
West Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone: 609.884.4280
E-Mail:
Open: April to November
Discount: 5% off to CMBO/NJA members except holidays and peak season
Internet: Yes

The West Cape Motel is the closest motel to the Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge, Cape May Bird Observatory's Northwood Center, the Cape May Point State Park and Sunset Beach attractions and located near the picturesque Victorian Cape May resort area. Birders are welcome! Be sure to bring your binoculars to watch rare birds soar across the sky. Call to book today!

The Mission Inn Bed & Breakfast
1117 New Jersey Avenue
Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone: 609.884.8380 or Toll Free 800.800.8380
E-Mail:
Open: Year Round
Internet: Yes

The Mission Inn has received 2015 Trip Advisor Travelers Choice Awards: Number one in Cape May, third in USA and, seventeenth Worldwide. The Inn provides California Casual Elegance with guestrooms themed after the California Spanish Missions. The common spaces feature murals reflecting Mission warmth & beauty. Our Inn is ideal for relaxation/romance.

The Whale's Tale
312 Washington Street Mall
Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone: 609.884.4808
E-Mail:
Open: Year Round

A Cape May classic for over 35 years, the Whale's Tale offers gifts, books, cards, and toys for nature lovers.

Utsch's Marina and Ship's Store
1121 Route 109
at Schellenger's Landing
Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone: 609.884.2051
E-Mail:
Open: April thru December
Dogs Welcome: Yes

Full service marina and ship store including fuel, bait, tackle, and groceries. We've got everything for your marine needs. Dock your boat and enjoy a day in Cape May.