Who needs to go to Iceland or Alaska for whale watching when we have whales right in our own back yard? American Pricess Cruises have been operating whale watching cruises from Riis Landing (Rockaway) for 9 years! Tickets are $52. I made the time of the event for 1 hour before departure as recommended. This cruise has great reviews (see below) You sign up via their web page, and use the paypal receipt as your ticket. Please use the discussion board for rides and any questions. They have detailed driving directions on the web site to Riis Landing, their departure point, note- the building has no number. There is a parking lot. It is also reachable by public transportation. For food, they allow you to bring sandwiches, but not beverages; they have a beverage bar on board.
Feel free to try and carpool through this meetup event by posting if you can offer or need a ride. But NYC public transportation will get you there also (yes I know that is a great option :) )
When buying your ticket, please put 'JOC' in the notes.
NY Post Article
Looking Forward! :)