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Cape May Whale Watcher

#2 of 21 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Cape May Features Animals
1218 Wilson Dr, Cape May, NJ 08204-5209
+1 609-884-5445
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Cape May Whale Watcher is one of the largest whale and dolphin watching tourist destinations in Cape May, NJ. Outside of our popular whale and dolphin watching tours, patrons may also choose to experience a lighthouse or sunset tour. Food is available purchase and patrons may purchase tickets for a dinner cruise which includes a delicious prime rib buffet.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 18:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1218 Wilson Dr, Cape May, NJ 08204-5209
+1 609-884-5445
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a family operation that knows what they are doing. They offer another fare if you fail to observe marine mammals on your visit. The prices are reasonable, and you can expect to see marine mammals. They are knowledgeable about the animals and the...More

Thank Brian Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was an experience like no other for me! I purchased our tickets online about 2 months before we went- I got them on special, buy one adult ticket get the second half off & my 5 year old daughter was free; so we were...More

Thank czazmommy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love the cruise so much. We take 3 disabled adults (2 in wheel chairs) and we always go to the Sunday cruise nights with free hot dogs or pizza. The staff is always friendly. The gift shop is reasonably priced. And have a nice...More

Thank Wendy_J0
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For 30 dollars you get a three hour tour and depending when you go is what you see. The captain was very informative and the sights were breathtaking. Totally worth the money and we seen plenty of dolphins which is what we picked to see.

1  Thank Theresa013067
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

How many dolphins do you think you will see when journey a short distance into the Delaware Bay and into the Atlantic Ocean? I was very surprised at the number of dolphins and how close to shore they really are. Due to a storm the...More

1  Thank DiscountKing
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We recently did the Cape May Whale Watchers special Lighthouse Tour of Delaware Bay. This tour was excellent! We are lighthouse fanatics and have been on many boat/water tours to see LH's and this was one of the best. The tour was great and we...More

Thank RandBTravel
Reviewed 16 June 2017

The amazing feeling of being in concentration and waiting until the Humpback whale appears is something that is difficult to describe in words. The staff guided the tour in a very professional manner. They didn't give up when tracking the whale. On the way back...More

Thank Erez R
Reviewed 14 June 2017

I went with my family on the lighthouse tour this past weekend and was beyond pleasantly surprised with the whole experience. They were friendly and informative, highlighting information on each lighthouse and also, pointing out dolphins and a whale. The food was good and the...More

Thank 1happykat
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We took the 2-hour dolphin cruise because it goes around the complete island where as the 3-hour whale watching one does not. It was a beautiful day (we took the 10am), and we were more interested in the cruise and seeing the sights than the...More

2  Thank BonnieTomsRiver
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

We saw lots of dolphins on our 2 hour cruise. There were free coffee and donuts, and food and liquor available for purchase. Guide's were knowledgeable about the dolphins and they had a touch tank for the kids.

Thank Erin D
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17 July 2017|
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Response from Meg927 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I took a tour with a group and unfortunately didn't see any whales. We did see many dolphins though. Also, the snacks are able to buy, they are not free.