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Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises

269 Millway, Barnstable, MA 02630
800-287-0374
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Barnstable
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW 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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NYC / London
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19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

great whale watching experience. about 1plus hours to get to site. Entire cruise is 4 hours. Be sure to bring jacket or sweater, hat, sunscreen and sunglasses.

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Ashland, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The tour guide is wonderful and extremely well educated! We saw several humpback whales while out in the sound and while we expected to see more species, the experience was still incredible. I would definitely go again earlier in the summer when the whales might not be quite to the point of getting ready to migrate, but this was an... More

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philadelphia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

My husband and I went to Cape Cod for our first time to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. THe concierge recommended the Whale Watching out of Barnstable because it was closer to us that Provincetown. We were NOT disappointed! As soon as we got the 1 hr trip out we started seeing Whales. They knew the names of the whales... More

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Corsicana Texas
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Participated in White Shark/Whale Expedition 2014. Although it was too foggy for the spotter plane to locate sharks, we saw many whales. My daughters and I had a great time.

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