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Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises

269 Millway, West Barnstable, MA 02630
800-287-0374
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

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 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW 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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Saugerties, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

This was one of the highlights of our trip. We encountered a group of 25-35 humpback whales in their natural environment. It was exhilarating! The crew was professional and courteous, and the naturalist on board did a superb job of explaining what we were seeing in the whale behavior. The captain spent plenty of time in the whale habitat area... More

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Pocasset, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

We took friends from Geneva on their first whale watch cruise today, July 6th, and besides being a beautiful day on the water two days after Tropical Storm Arthur passed, we saw more whales than we have seen in our four previous trips. Jon, the naturalist on board told us that the Humpbacks have been plentiful on Stillwagen Bank for... More

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Captiva, Florida, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A dream come true, we couldn't ask for more. This was the highlight of our entire trip. The whales were amazing.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The entire experience was so much fun! The scenery, the boat ride, and of course the whales. We had a blast. Our only complaint was that we didn't heed the sunscreen advice! Our fault completely. We normally tan nicely, so even if you think you won't burn.... use sunscreen anyway! Walk around the entire boat... top and lower decks, front... More

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Pulaski, NY
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This boat ride to view whales in their natural habitat was simply amazing. We bought our tickets online and printed them at home, so when we arrived about an hour before departure we could just board the boat. It was a great time and there was plenty of opportunity to view the whales. The boat turned so that all sides... More

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Everglades City, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

What a blast this was. Boat was comfortable, crew was very polite, knowledgable and answered any questions you may have had. Captain handled the boat well and did good in making sure both sides of the boat saw the whales so people didn't have to shift from one side to the other. Gotta say, I live in the Everglades (SW... More

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Rockford, IL
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6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We were staying on Martha's Vineyard, so getting here was quite an adventure, but well worth it. Large boat. Knowledgeable naturalist with a very pleasant voice. We felt the $49 price for a 4 hour tour was well worth it. We saw 2 humpbacks & 1 fin whale. Luckily, we watched them for some time & they both came very... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The ticket process was painfully slow. Although we had a reservation, we had to wait in line with people who were buying tickets for the next day. There should have been a separate line for people with a reservation. A few whales made an appearance here and there, but I was hoping to see more whales. I know the company... More

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