The Tuckerton Seaport is a working maritime village located along the Tuckerton Creek. This iconic area, in the heart of historic Tuckerton New Jersey, brings the Jersey Shore's maritime culture and traditions of the past and present to life through exhibits, people and hands-on activities.
The seaport showcases distinct and interesting maritime heritage and the bond between nature and culture on the Barnegat Bay. It has a rich tradition that showcases the Jersey Shore?s Baymen through the seaport's historic and recreated structures, interpretive, and demonstrations, exhibit, events, live aquatic displays, festivals and more.
Decoy boat builders, carvers, basket makers, and baymen educate, entertain and delight foreign tourists and local visitors of all ages. The seaport has a 3/4 mile of boardwalk where tourists can have a glimpse of the life on the Tuckerton "Crik".
In addition to its showcase of birds and plants that thrive on its 1/4 mile of natural trail, visitors can also view sneak boxes, cruising yachts and party boats that are displayed on land and water. Back Bay guided tours and programs offer groups an in-depth look at the natural and cultural heritage of the region.
Right from the start, volunteers have been the foundation of the seaport?s organization guaranteeing the continuing success of the Tuckerton Seaport. Volunteer opportunities from clerical to artistic areas are open to everyone from 11 to 92 years old and from varying backgrounds.
Operated and managed by its Board of Trustees, the seaport is a project of the Barnegat Bay Decoy and Baymen?s Museum Affairs and is divided into three classes composed of a one-year, two-year and three-year term. The Board of Trustees has a minimum of nine and a maximum of 21 members.
The Tuckerton Seaport is now a participant in the Blue Star Museums Program which offers free admission to active military service personnel and four members of their family. It is a multi-faceted landmark for education, entertainment and maritime adventure.