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Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises

269 Millway, Barnstable, MA 02630
800-287-0374
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Ranked #2 of 17 attractions in Barnstable
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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Evanston, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We selected the early morning excursion which was a good choice as we saw many whales up close. Make sure to select a seat up front on the lower deck as the navigation is tailored to position the ship with best views in the front. The wind is cool -- even in summer -- so bring a jacket or sweatshirt.... More

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Camp Hill, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Comfortable boat, we were able to sit when we wanted and stand when we wanted and get some great views of the whales. Minkes, finbacks and humpbacks were feeding in a variety of ways. Kids loved it as well.

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Recommended by many locals as the best on the Cape. We saw lots of whales and the commentary was good. Make sure you go near the front of the boat as the captain tended to keep the boat headed towards any nearby whales rather than letting them swim by the boat so the viewing at the rear of the boat... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Good trip! Got to see a lot of whales, different kinds. Not disappointing! Prepare for wind and colder temps on way out but overall, very happy. Hope to do it again!

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Syracuse, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We have been on several whale watches from other locations and companies; this establishment provided an experience that is as good as most, and better than some. Be aware of what you are getting and why, and you will have a good experience (or choose someplace else). Here is what to be aware of: PARKING is difficult in the area... More

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

this is MUST in cape cod. We had an amazing time on this cruise and saw loads of whales up close. The naturalist was brilliant and knew all the humpbacks by name and gave us loads of info about them. For the price we paid it was well worth it.

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Trenton, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

For two people it was around 100 bucks... Okay a bit steep but I am told it would be worth it... Then we arrive to find we had to pay 15 bucks extra to simply park. Over loaded the boat and we felt like sardines and had to stand the hole time... Wish I had my money back... Do not... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Great opportunity to see whales up close. We saw lots including humpbacks, fin and Minke. Yes it is a longer boat journey than from Provincetown but it could take you an hour and a half to get there by car and another half hour to find somewhere to park (we were stuck in traffic so long that we missed our... More

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ny
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The boat was large and spacious. The crew well informed and helpful. We saw a ton of whales. The woman commentating over the speaker had an great voice and kept you listening. You can tell she really cares for the whales and knows everyone by name. I was dreading the fact of being on the boat for 4 hours without... More

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Dennis, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We love the ride out to find the whales, just a great way to relax. Brought our 4 year old grandson this time. Bring something for kids to do, as it takes an hour to get close to the whales.

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