Come Explore the World of the Real Jersey Shore!

The Tuckerton Seaport, a working maritime village, is located along the Tuckerton Creek. This one-of-a-kind attraction, in the heart of historic Tuckerton NJ, brings the Jersey Shore’s maritime traditions of the past and present to life through people, exhibits and hands-on activities. Discover the Jersey Shore’s unique maritime heritage and the interaction between culture and nature on the Barnegat Bay. Experience the rich traditions of the Jersey Shore and its Baymen through the Seaport’s recreated and historic buildings, demonstrations, exhibits, events, festivals, live aquatic displays and more. Decoy carvers, boat builders, basket makers, and baymen entertain, educate and delight visitors of all ages. Stroll the 3/4 mile boardwalk and experience life on the Tuckerton “Crik.” Identify birds and plants on our 1/4 mile nature trail. Tour our site and view garveys, sneakboxes, yachts, and party boats displayed on land and water.

Group Tours

Designed for learners of all ages and abilities, come take part in one of our tours here at the seaport or create your own with our friendly and knowledgeable staff.  A minimum of ten participants required for a regularly scheduled tour, but you are welcome to visit the Seaport anytime without an appointment. Please contact Julie Hain (609-296-8868 x 117) with any questions or to schedule your tour!

Seaport Sampler

The “Seaport Sampler” introduces the participants to the interdependence of the environment, history, traditional arts and occupations.  A film in the “Life on the Edge” exhibit, live animals and taxidermy specimens, Working the Cycle exhibit, a stop to see our master decoy carver and/or our master boat builder, and a lighthouse climb are all part of our Seaport Sampler tour.

Check out a sample itinerary!


 Consider these Addons to extend your stay…

Seining Flatties
$6 / per person $6 / per person
Learn what’s living in the bay with a hands-on trip out in the water using skills handed down from the Lenape Indians.  Students might get wet; waders will be provided. Be a Barnegat Bay decoy carver.  Faint flat, wooden decoy shorebirds to take home and learn about their use historically.