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“Great Trip & we saw whales”

Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch
Ranked #1 of 26 Tours in Provincetown
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Whale watching originators of east coast whale watching since 1975. trips depart daily from Provincetown harbor. 3-4 hours in duration. booking available on-line, private chartering available. trip times vary, up to 10 trips daily during July and August Season April- October
Reviewed 6 October 2013

We were lucky - weather was good (warm &sunny) and we saw whales. Its a long hour out to Stellwagen where the whales congregate and it was a bit bouncy even on a calm day so poor travellers might want to consider Dramamine or similar. It can also get quite chilly so wear layers. Whale watching is very much a luck of the draw experience so we were pretty lucky we saw lots of whales but really only fins & backs no tails or spectacular sightings. Out at the back of the boat you can't really hear the naturalist over the roar of the engines so if you want detail you may prefer to be inside

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Reviewed 3 October 2013

I always wanted to go on a whale watch cruise and finally got the chance in Ptown on the Dolphin Fleet. The crew was exceptional! Very friendly, very knowledgeable, very thoughtful. The boat was large, well maintained and expertly guided to the Stellwagen Bank about an hour's sailing north. It was very rough and wild!! We were offered Dramamine as we boarded, and I pity the poor souls who didn't take the crew up on their offer. I had a wonderful time, but many were ill.

Once we reached the Stellwagen Banks, the seas calmed a bit and we searched for over an hour looking for whales. Alas, the high seas and time of year conspired against us. We did find a Sei whale who obligingly surfaced long enough for a photo opportunity, but that was it. The Dolphin Fleet gave everyone a "one percent" coupon, good forever, for another chance to explore Massachusetts Bay. I know that there are whales in them thar waters, and next time I'm gonna see them.

Even without the whales this was great fun! Just take the Dramamine.

Thank Alfromlenox
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

Took Whale Watch to see WHALES. Lots of watch, no whales, unless one counts one sighted from far far far away. Got a free ticket to try again. Now a member of the "One Percenter Club." (The one tour out of a 100 when NO whales showed up.) Hmmm. Another 3.5 hours of sitting on a boat in choppy waters waiting, waiting, waiting for a sighting? Hmmm, again. (P.S. Did see frolicking dolphins, which saved the day, somewhat.)

Thank nerlovestravel
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

We took the 9:45 trip out. Great boat ride but we really didn't see anything until we were almost back. So they gave us complimentary tix. We went back out the next day and took the 4pm trip. What a difference. We saw numerous fin back whales, an ocean sunfish, and a hunch of jelly fish.

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Reviewed 19 September 2013

We saw dolphins within 20 minutes of pulling away from the dock! While we only got to see one hump back whale, we did manage to get the opportunity to see it from many different angles. This whale watch allows "well behaved dogs" along for the ride, and our dog loved being on the boat.

Thank cschumac512
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