This is Captain Morgan's third year operating cruises for the Sandhill Crane Festival out of the Tower Park Marina in Lodi. These cruises get more popular each year and so much so that Captain Morgan and his Crew now do several Birding cruises each day of the festival. The Festival starts on Friday, November 1st and runs through Sunday the 3rd. The Festival has many more events and activities for the whole family so check out their website by clicking on the "Cruise Schedule & Pricing" button above for all the activities and cruises available.
Each birding cruise is about 2-hours and comes with an expert Birder onboard that helps point out the unique wild life, answers questions, and provide commentary as we cruise under the Tower Park Bridge and North up the Delta. Aboard the Rosemarie and from the top deck, you will have breathtaking panoramic views of the Delta and surrounding area.
The full canvas cover provides full shade on warm days and protection in the event it should sprinkle. Thousands of Sandhill Crane's spend their day flying from one farm field to the other, feeding on the grain left in the fields by Farmers after harvesting their crops. Because of the height of the Rosemarie, you will be able to see right over the levee tops and witness thousands of Cranes feeding in the fields.
You are welcome to bring a sack lunch or snacks onboard but please no drinks. The Rosemarie does have a no-host Bar onboard and we sell all drinks at a very reasonable price. Please check out our "Drinks" page for all the details. The Rosemarie also has two bathrooms onboard.
Boarding Instructions: All cruise guests must meet outside of the Tower Park Waterfront Grille Restaurant (14900 W Hwy 12, Lodi, CA 95242) thirty minuets before their cruise time for a brief safety meeting that is required by the United States Coast Guard. After the safety meeting all cruise guests must sign in verifying they received the safety instructions prior to boarding the Rosemarie.
Tickets for the 2019 Bird watching cruises will be available starting October 1st, 2019
Call the Captain if you have any questions (925.383.5346)
Date: 11-1-2019 through 11-3-2019
Time: Varies depending on what cruise you select.
Event: Sandhill Crane Festival Bird Watching Cruises Boarding at Tower Park Marina in Lodi, CA.