Tourism

Northeast ecosystem component

Overview

Ocean-related tourism in the Northeast covers a wide range of activities, including beach-going, boating, recreational fishing, whale-watching, birding, surfing, and diving. Whale watching is found throughout the Northeast, from Maine through New Jersey, but is most common in Maine and Massachusetts1. Various maritime and historical museums also bring tourists to the area, such as the Maine Maritime Museum, the New Bedford Whaling Museum, the Museum of Newport [RI] History, and the New Jersey Maritime Museum.

    1. 1. Hoyt, Erich. The worldwide value and extent of whale watching, 1995. Bath, UK: Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, 1995. 34pp.