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Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises

269 Millway, Barnstable, MA 02630
800-287-0374
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Ranked #1 of 18 attractions in Barnstable
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Went on several trips while visiting Cape Cod with friends, because one whale watch trip is never enough! Each trip was fantastic, full of spectacular sightings! Seeing whales in their natural habitat is exciting, but even more memorable is learning about each of the whales you're seeing...their names, their unique characteristics, sometimes stories about their family lineage or successful disentanglements.... More

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Black Mountain, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We looked long and hard before choosing a whale-watch experience (from Gloucester to Boston to Provincetown) and were super-glad we chose Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises (which is actually about 15 minutes north of Hyannis, in West Barnstable). The entire staff and crew were genuinely welcoming and incredibly knowledgeable, the boat was pristine, the price couldn't be beat. On our "cruise,"... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Excellent. Great cruise. Saw many whales up close. It was really great and well worth the cost for the experience. This was our third excursion and, like the prior two times, it was amazing to see the whales up close. We were getting misted from their blow holes. It is awesome to watch these gentle giants. Tip: if you happen... More

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Washington, Pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We went on a cloudy, overcast, drizzly day and saw at least a dozen whales! - plus a bonus rainbow! Actually saw 4 whales before we even got to the area where the whales usually are. Once the whales are spotted, no one sits down. The small snack shop is very reasonably priced, but you're allowed to bring your own... More

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Brick, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

As far as boats go, I think all whale watching boats are basically the same. Lots of uncofortable seats. They had inside and outside seats, a little snack bar that served beer, soda, snacks and other small foods (at decent prices), and two decks. A third deck was opened when we got going. My boyfriend and I sat on the... More

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Sandwich MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

First, a few things to know and remember about the "Hyannis Whale Watcher". It's NOT in Hyannis and it's NOT in West Barnstable, either. It's in Barnstable Village, at the harbor just north of Route 6A. The listing for this attraction on Trip Advisor is wrong. (We LIVE here!) #1 - It gets chilly and windy out on the water.... More

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We say 3 different types of whales. We had young kids with us and it was very educational for them. The crew was very friendly and full of answers to our questions. Would definitely do it again.

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Franklin, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We went on an afternoon whale watch and saw whales everywhere. Humpback mommas and calves were putting on quite a show. The whole experience was top notch. The staff and crew excellent. The ship superb. We will come back and sail with them again.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This was one of the neatest things we've ever done. We saw dozens of whales, many right next to the boat. (And we were afraid we might, if lucky, see one or two.) The naturalists onboard were friendly and informative, and the narrator, who pointed out whales, told us where and when to look, and explained all about them, was... More

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White Plains, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

We were very impressed with this cruise. A company that guarantees whale sightings and gives free tickets if no whales are seen definitely fills you with confidence. Despite our original cruise on 5th July being canceled due to the after-effects of Tropical Storm Arthur, we were called on 3rd July and rebooked onto the cruise on the 6th. We appreciated... More

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