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Cape May Whale Watch & Research Center

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Hours Today: 08:00 - 18:30
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Cape May, NJ
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

No whales :( but they tried. Plenty of dolphins. The only issue I had was one side was seeing the action. I thought the captain should have tried to move the boat around so the other side could see as much as possible as well.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank matjaz2002
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

100% recommend to everyone! I do have to tell you we did not see any whales. BUT we saw several dolphins which was amazing! The crew were friendly and knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the local marine life as well as a bit...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank corijcarpenter
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

The day started off extremely foggy so we were hesitant but thankfully the weather cleared and we were at to go. The boat is clean and spacious and the staff were very friendly. Even though we didn't see whales we saw dozens of dolphins jumping...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Samantha H
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful experience. This was our second year, and it didn't disappoint. We took the sunset cruise, saw so many beautiful dolphins and sunset was incredible! Seeing Cape May from the water makes it even more beautiful. The crew keeps your interest with their...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bobbie S
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Took this trip back in the Spring, on a cold rainy Saturday. It was a three-hour cruise. Honestly, the weather was nasty and the water choppy - but the crew was hell-bent on finding a whale. I did have a good deal from Groupon, my...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Larry46713
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

The trip was well orchestrated from the parking through the end. We were directed to a parking area for our trip and led into the boat. The crew was knowledgeable about the area and spoke about the marine life we saw and some history of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Angelo L
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

I love dolphins but I have to be fair and give the right information here. I have a mixed feeling about this Whale Watching activity in Cape May. We didn't see any whales but it has the name, Whale & Dolphin watching. You can definitely...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank NoraFrydman
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We went in August 2017, and my two children (4 and 3 years old at the time), as well as their father and I had a wonderful experience. The water and weather were perfect and we caught several glimpses of groups of dolphins jumping in...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Stay743957
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Saw dozens of dolphins! Kids loved the touch tank where they could touch various sea creatures and see them up close while learning about each one. Nice relaxing trip, not over crowded. Would love to do again next vacation!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank bettyboopNewJersey
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We recently took the sunset dolphin cruise around Cape May. It leaves the dock promptly at 6 PM. The cruise around the island is full of history and tourism related information. Then the dolphin sightings begin. Lots of them. It felt like the dolphins were...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from Pscozz702 | Reviewed this property |
Not 100% sure if can, I believe you may but they have food and drinks on board. When we went the food was free but had to pay for drinks. Not expensive at all.
Amanda W
21 June 2016|
Response from big2bears |
They have two and three hour tours daily. Extended summer season definitely. Check groupon for deals or their website for more details.
17 April 2016|
Response from jenalisa | Reviewed this property |
The Cape May Whale Watch and Research Center company is FAR more professional... customer orientated... knowledgeable... and FUN than their 'competition'- (NO competition in our opinion!) the Cape May Whale Watcher. These... More