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Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises

269 Millway, Barnstable, MA 02630
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Barnstable
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This whale watch is abit pricey, but well worth it. It takes off from Barnstable Harbor on the North side of the Cape. This is the first whale watch I have been on in Massachusetts. This was the last whale watch of the season for this ship. My friends and I were not expecting to see much. We were mistaken.... More

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Cheslyn Hay England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

A very big thank you to all at hyannis whale watching cruises. we have just taken a fantastic trip 8th October 2014 and were very fortunate that the crew and supporting cast (whales) all played their parts perfectly. Even though we were concerned about the weather , that to played it's part. Finwhales , Minke whales and the stars of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We took the Hyannis Whale Watching Cruise out of Barnstable Harbor and had an awesome experience! The staff were all very nice and helpful before, during and after the trip. Everything was very well organized and managed. Including a naturalist onboard to identify the whales and give helpful narration and explanation was an added bonus. It made the whole trip... More

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Grafton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This summer I decided I wanted to see a whale watch on my vacation to Cape Cod. I took the closest whale watch to me, which was Hyannis whale Watch, which is actually in Barnstable Harbor about 5 miles from Hyannis. The tour lasted about 3 hours (insert Gilligan's Island theme here) They have two tours per day, one in... More

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I was a bit leery on getting onto a ship and going out to sea to find whales. For $48 ride it sounded a little hokey to me. But, the views going out were awesome- the staff was fantastic and the whales were there!!!! We saw easily 9-12 whales on our journey which lasted about 3 hours. The staff had... More

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The crew seemed to really care about the whales we saw. They knew the whales by name and had stories to tell about all of them. It was a wonderful experience and I recommend Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises to anyone going to Cape Cod.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

We have been on whale watching cruises in other places and none compare to this. The boat is comfortable and the facilities great. Jon was our naturalist and his knowledge was unsurpassable. We saw loads of humpbacks at close quarters and learned so much about whales as a species and about Salt (a very special whale) in particular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Second time Whale Watching in the Cape - first time in May via Provincetown, this time in 3rd week of September. Was hoping it was going to still be on and thankfully it was - almost instantly into the protected area until we left! If you are thinking one over the other I'd say they're both excellent. Might have been... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Felt like we were swimming w the whales! A young one bellied up to the boat and we could have hopped a ride! Very educational and exciting! Crew was great. Recommend taking a good jacket and scarf. Thought it was plenty warm, but the strong winds on the way out, at high speed, caused a lingering cough... Very much worth... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Went out today 9/22/2014. The captain hit gold! We got to see over 20 whales today's,a and a school of dolphins. The whales put on quite a show for us, they slapped their tails, one for about 5 minutes, and rolling over and breaching. It was fantastic.. A if you are on the cape you must do this, worth the... More

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