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“December Adventure”

Cape May Whale Watcher
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Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise from Cape May
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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Moorestown, New Jersey
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“December Adventure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2013

Close-up views of eight to eleven fin and humpback whales and dozens of impressive water spouts on a cold and windy December afternoon aboard the Cape May Whale Watcher. Large professionally-piloted vessel with clean restrooms and above-average snack bar. An out-of-season trip means you'll need to dress appropriately for conditions on the open water; multiple layers with a fleece jacket and a hooded windproof shell, heavy gloves and a cap that won't blow off your head. As always, pack lip balm, sunglasses and sun screen. If the exposed upper deck isn't your style, the vessel has a large comfortable heated cabin that seats 80 persons. A limited number of binoculars are available for rental but if you can bring your own pair along with a camera. The experienced crew is knowledgeable but your trip will definitely be more enjoyable if you do a little background research beforehand. The website is accurate, informative and easy to navigate and the friendly owners are just a phone call away.

Visited December 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Windy with a Chance of Whales”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013

Likes: Friendly staff, great tour guide, Dolphins Dolphins everywhere, peaceful, calm, beautiful, serene boat ride, the views were awesome, snack bar on the boat, binoculars available for purchase, did I say Dolphins? Everywhere!!!

Dislikes: rainy, windy weather, no Whales :O(

Visited August 2013
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“Great Day On Water”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2013 via mobile

My wife and I took the whale watching and dolphin trip on a beautiful autumn day. We saw at least 75 dolphins but no whales. It was still a nice trip on the water in a beautiful area. If you have the time after the trip go into the town of Cape May to see the lighthouse, Victorian houses and great birding wildlife refuges.

Visited November 2013
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“A cold windy day with loads of dolphins”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2013

We recently went on one of the whale watching trips. While we didn't see a whale that day, we saw tons of dolphins, which was great. I am prone to motion sickness and while it was windy and cold, it's a large boat (makes for a smoother ride) and I had minimal problems with it. The inside of the boat was cozy and heated, which provided a great place to escape from the cold (we went in October - the weather was what we'd anticipated) and sit down during the trip.

We'd definitely go back, but maybe pick a warmer time of year.

Visited October 2013
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“dolphins were spectacular!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

We went on the "whale & dolphin tour" in July, 2013. The highlight for me was the dolphins near the beginning of the tour. I had never seen dolphins follow the boat closely when the captain increased the speed & the jump over the waves! Quite a sight! The trip became quite boring when we sailed far from the shore in search of whales. The captain kept asking us to search for them but none could be found! Unfortunately, the majority of the sail involved this search & there was no shoreline or anything to see. I think there is a time & season for whales & if this isn't the right season, they should sail somewhere else.

Visited July 2013
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