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. 

© 2019 Shark River Sailing and Science Academy All Rights Reserved 

Friends of Belmar Harbor presents:

Shark River Sailing & Science Academy

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See our "about" page for updated introduction video. 

 To help our families during the Covid-19 crisis, the Early Bird Discount has been extended until May 31, 2020.  We recommend registering soon to ensure a position in our summer programs.

Sailors learn how to weather storms, and we will weather this one; blue skies, warm sea breezes, and shimmering bay waters covered by boats and clean white sails will soon be here.

As a non-profit educational charity, we are asking for donations to help keep the cost of our youth programs at a reasonable cost. It is our mission to bring the life learning experiences that sailing and marine science offer to all of the families in our area, especially those who would not have the opportunity. Please help us by sending even a small donation.

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 May 31 (extended discount).

  • Member's Discounts​

    • $75 Early Bird discount for members, Feb 1 to May 31 (extended discount).

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

    • Members should obtain discount code from after paying 2020 dues


  • see staff bios for summer 2020.

  • 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 Shark River continues to see an abundance of wild life due to the quality of the marine environment.  Seals and Bald Eagles have often been seen during the over the winter and in the early spring. 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.

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