The Shark River Sailing and Science Academy is the new educational program presented by The Friends of the Belmar Harbor which is a volunteer-driven nonprofit organization which promotes the health and vitality of the Shark River Bay.


Registered Charity: 30-0176960

Address: PO Box 454 Belmar, NJ 07719

Location of Summer Events: 1300 River Road, Belmar New Jersey 07719
Neptune Municipal Marina: 149 S Riverside Dr, Neptune, NJ 07753

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Friends of Belmar Harbor is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. 

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Friends of Belmar Harbor presents:

Shark River Sailing & Science Academy

Monthly Announcements

F.O.B.H. Board Members and Staff are actively making plans for 2020 Season.  Based on the early discussions, it is looking to be an exciting year. The Shark River has been seeing a wonderful abundance of wild life due to the quality of the marine environment. Increase marine environmental activities are being discussed for the summer programs to take advantage of this positive trend. Seals and Bald Eagles have often been seen during the recent winter months. While we do not have winter activities, we encourage all to visit the shores of the Shark River this winter.  BUT PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO GET CLOSE TO THE SEALS. IF YOU BELIEVE ONE IS INJURED CALL THE MARINE MAMMAL STRANDING CENTER 609-266-0538.

2020 Membership is being accepted for those who wish to volunteer and be apart of our vibrant and important educational organization which is fun for the Shark River community.

  • 2020 Summer classes will be available for registration starting on February 1, 2020.  see registration page for more details.

    • $50 Early Bird discount for non-members, Feb 1 to March 31.

  • Member's Discounts​

    • $75 Early Bird discount for members, Feb 1 to March 31.

    • Starting April 1 and lasting all season, members get $50 discount 

    • Members should obtain discount code from after paying 2020 dues


  • We welcome Geoff Moritz back the organization who is going to be the director of Youth Programs. See Geoff's background includes sailing and as an educator, see Staff bios for more information. We want to thank Brian Hull for his years of service and send him the best of luck with his future endeavors. 


  • The improvements to the pontoon boat will allow parents to see their sailors skills up close. (On Fridays depending on weather and other activities).

The best experience I have ever had!


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The John Callahan Foundation

Corporate Sponsors and Partnerships are Welcomed

Please Contact:

Shark River Sailing & Science Academy Now at Two Locations

 Belmar Dock: 1300 River Road, Belmar New Jersey 07719

Neptune Municipal Marina: 149 S Riverside Dr, Neptune, NJ 07753