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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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Rushden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

This must rate as one of the best whale watches we have been on over many years of whale watching. Have tried all the companies from Gloucester to Cape Cod. This is the best company for the experience we had today. Very pleasant staff from boarding to on board. Not too long getting to see the whales which were everywhere... More

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Had considered whalewatching out of Boston, but didn't get round to it. Found a leaflet for this one in our hotel in Yarmouth, booked online (very handy!) and are so glad we did!! The experience was incredible - fast boat out to the Stellwagen Bank, then we had nearly 45minutes in the company of several humpback whales (including a calf)... More

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Very enjoyable and educational excursion. Very clean boat with knowledgeable staff. We had a beautiful sunny day and saw many humpback and minke whales. They came so close to the boat it was unbelievable. We have done this tour many times and have never been disappointed.

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Mountain Top, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I am a whale FANATIC.......I have NEVER had the experience I got to witness fron the Whale Watcher...whales, whales, and more whales... mom & baby humpback....baby hitting flipper off water, breaching, swimming RIGHT BELOW THE BOAT, actually bumped the boat at one point!!!!!! AMAZING!!!! Would do it again, and again, if I could!!!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

We had a fantastic day, its was hot and sunny, saw probably 20 or more whales, a few calfs, many humpback , one big one named Dome, a few Minke whales. John was our guide and did a fabulous job, also bought a copy of our trip done by professional videographer named Lindsay . Cant wait to receive it. DO... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A great emotion to watch the whales in their habitat. Kids just loved it. The tour is 3.5 hrs. They give you all the time to watch different types of whales. The boat has a bar where they serve food and beverages at a very good price.

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Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Like most couples who visit Cape Cod, we were under the impression that all the whale watching cruises left from Provincetown. However, after doing some research and based on a recommendation from our B&B hostess, we discovered the Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises which operate out of Barnstable. The Hyannis group uses a specially outfitted high speed vessel to traverse the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We've been going to the Cape for about 26 years. Years before we would go up to provincetown to go whale watching, I liked this better. The boat was faster, so you got out to the feeding grounds quicker. The staff was lovely. The watch was great and informative, and they had a great snack bar. This was the second... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Went whale watching and saw three (maybe four) whales. We bought our tickets online the day of our trip as a last minute decision to go whale watching on our last day on Cape Cod. We boarded the boat and left the dock slowly, speeding up as we moved further from land. The boat was a large boat that moved... More

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South Kingstown, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We had an amazing trip - beautiful warm sunny day, the water was flat calm and the whales were everywhere! We saw some unique things - Finback whales traveling together (3 of them), minke whales, humpback whales (Mogul, Freckles and unknown) and a basking shark. The best part was the breaching and fin flapping humpback whales! What an amazing sight!... More

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