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After meeting and embarking your boat with a capacity of 405 passengers at Miss Chris Marina in Cape May, you'll head out to the Delaware Bay, which combines a unique confluence of fresh and saltwater and make for a nutrient rich area teeming with life and conducive to whale and dolphin activity. Enjoy the captain's commentary and potential sightings as you navigate between the estuary, Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean. Unlike other areas where the whales are far away, many sightings occur within the Delaware Bay or within ten miles of land.

What's included on the whale and dolphin cruise:
  • Free Parking at Miss Chris Marina
  • 3-hour cruise aboard one of the largest and fastest boats in South Jersey
  • Fully-narrated history and nature cruise by experienced, licensed captain and naturalists
  • Marine mammals guaranteed (whales, dolphins or porpoises)
  • ADA compliant boarding ramps, vessel and restrooms
  • United States Coast Guard inspected vessel
  • Whale Sense Certified Naturalist and Captain and Crew
  • Access to local flavors at the Snack Bar (cash or credit accepted) like Cape May Brewery Beer, Yuengling, and local vineyards like Cape May Winery and Hawk Haven as well as a full-service bar with Grey Goose, Bacardi, Captain Morgan, Johnny Walker Black, etc. along with Good Humor ice cream, Hers Chips, Dietz and Watson Hot Dogs, and Tony's Pizza.

At the end of the cruise, you'll return to Miss Chris Marina around 4pm.
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Cape May Whale Watcher
Join the captain and his seasoned crew as your cruise into the Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean for a 3-hour whale and dolphin watching experience. The Delaware Bay Estuary is a sanctuary for many species of marine life, including humpback whales, Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, manta rays, thresher sharks, hammerheads, harbor porpoise, seals, northern gannets, great shearwaters, laughing gulls and a plethora of fish species. This cruise allows for an awesome offshore experience for the family, as well as seasoned adventurers and seafarers alike, and is fully narrated by your captain, who will point out local history along with many types of marine life.
  • See dolphins and whales in their natural habitat
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Family friendly
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a great time on the 2 hour dolphin cruise. Saw tons of dolphins. The captain was very knowledgeable about the area and about dolphins. We even saw a bald eagle. Check out their website for deals. They also don’t charge for under 6 years...More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great sunset cruise

Booked at the last minute as decided to take a day off and go to Cape May (about an hour from where we live). Found this online and decided to book the sunset dolphin watch. The entire experience was very good, from the crew to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nice ride. We saw dolphins but no whales

It's a nice boat and a nice ride for a few hours out on in the ocean. The staff is great and it is thrilling to see dolphins playing around the boat. We were hoping to see a whale but this time we did not....More

Thank Sonofbaldo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A nice boat ride, but a bit long

We were looking forward to a nice family activity. The crew was nice, the ride was pretty and we saw many dolphins. I wasn't expecting as many people on the boat and many were drinking and rowdy. There was enough room overall, but the chaise...More

Thank j22t
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great Cruise and Dolphin Excursion

This ship goes out for Dolphins during the summer months despite the name "whales" in the title. We had an excellent excursion and the captain made sure his visitors saw dolphins, lots of them. We were thrilled especially when they come up to the boat...More

Thank Gene H
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Pat F
14 June 2018|
Response from phannie | Reviewed this property |
Belated greetings, Pat, and my apologies that I hadn't checked my TripAdvisor mail till now. I trust that at this late date, you have looked into other venues for the answer to your question. And if you chose this Whale... More