Want to get outside and enjoy nature close to home? Look for turtles, egrets, herons, ospreys and other wildlife in their natural habitat during a boat tour of the Monmouth County Park System’s Manasquan Reservoir. Led by a Park System Naturalist, these 45-minute tours leave from the Visitor Center, Windeler Road, Howell.
Tours are offered at the top of the hour from 2-5 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, May 7 to September 5. Wednesday afternoon tours are offered at 2, 3 & 4 p.m. from July 6-August 31. Evening tours are offered at 6 & 7 p.m. on the first Friday of June, July and August.
All tours are weather and water level dependent. The fee is $6 per adult and $4 per child age 12 and under. Life jackets are required and provided. Tickets can be purchased in the lower level of the Visitor Center on the day of the tour.
It’s fun outing on your own or with the grandkids. It’s also offers a great angle for taking photos of all the wildlife that call the reservoir home.
For more information about the boat tours, please call 732-751-9453. For persons with hearing impairment, the Park System TTY/TDD number is 711. The Monmouth County Park System, created in 1960 by the Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners, is Monmouth County’s Open Space, Parks and Recreation agency.