Bayshore Discovery Project

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2800 High St.
Port Norris, NJ 08349
Fax: 856-785-2893

Bayshore Discovery Project's mission is to motivate people to take care of the history, the culture and the environment of NJ's Bayshore region through education, preservation and example. Headquartered along the scenic Maurice River in the historic village of Bivalve in Port Norris, BDP operates the restored 1928 oyster schooner A.J. Meerwald, NJ's official tall ship.

Public sails and charters are available from Bivalve and other ports-of-call throughout the region from April through Oct. - see website for complete schedule and list of locations. Environmental and history education sails and programs are available for school groups.

One and five-day shipboard camps are available in summer. An annual celebration of Bayshore life - Delaware Bay Days - is held the second weekend of June and includes a street parade, music, food, exhibits, games, crafts, sails aboard the Meerwald, an oyster shucking contest and much more.




Group Discount, Senior Citizen Discount, Student Discount

Facility Amenities

Bus Parking, Gift Shop, Meeting Facilities, Special Packages Available+ More

General Information

Closest Airport: ACY
Dates closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years
Distance from Closest Airport: 45
Distance from Public Transportation: 10
Hours: M-F 9-5

Guest Information

Advance Reservations Required, Family Friendly, Meeting/Tour groups welcome

Payment Options

Cash, Discover, MasterCard, Personal Checks, Travelers Checks, Visa

Time To Experience Activity

2 - 3 hours, Half day

Tour Information

Tour Duration: 2.5hr sail
Tour Schedule: see web
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