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Cape May Whale Watch & Research Center

Address: 1121 Route 109, Utsch's Marina, Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone Number: 609-898-0055
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Ranked #14 of 35 Activities in Cape May
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:30 pm

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Dallastown, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We went on the Whale & dolphin watch 3 hour cruise and had a blast. The captain was awesome and kept us informed and laughing during the entire cruise. Saw numerous dolphins and at least 3 different whales during our cruise. The weather was great for the first weekend of November with blue skies even though it was a tad... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Boat ride was OK - But they scammed us on the price. There was a promotion to buy one ticket at $30 get the second 1/2 off. So for two adults it would be $45 instead of $60. A TOTAL SCAM!!! Our credit card statement showed $60 was charged. Our own fault for not noticing at the time we bought... More 

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Muskegon, MI
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

First of all...there are two whale watch companies in Cape May. The other company is much flashier, but this company is dedicated to the science and preservation of the environment. With resident scientists on board, and a plethora of interns, there was a wealth of knowledge on board. The staff kept up a running commentary on the various birds and... More 

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Milford, Pa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

we had a great time We had our 3 grandchildren with us they saw lots of dolphins the kids love seeing them we didn't get to see any whales, the kids got splashed it was great.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The "Cape May Whale Watch & Research Center ; Whales, Birds & Dolphins" cruise resulted in seeing plenty of dolphins, a bald eagle , a beautiful day on the Atlantic ocean, the Cape May area and a very friendly , knowledgeable crew but zero whales. It was still fun and interesting and a very enjoyable day. You cannot guarantee a... More 

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Grantham
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

100 Dolphins, no whales on this trip but as we had clocked 20 whales in Boston, that was no hardship, 100 dolphins more than made up for it. Great trip great crew well worth the money.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We actually went in 2012, but I didn't have the app installed then. The best cruise to see whales. We took the 1 pm cruise and saw hundreds of Dolphins and one humpback whale. Amazing and friendly staff. Clean ship. Would recommend to anyone!

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New Windsor, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

It was so great to see dolphins so close & in their natural habitat. Was one of the favorite parts of our weekend. Well worth the money but check for coupons which can save you a lot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

Was part of a party of 12, had gorgeous weather, pulled out of the dock and barely left the bay before we spotted dolphins!!! By the time we left the area out boat was surrounded by various pods, some showing eating patterns, others exhibiting mating behaviors and some seemingly "resting" just below the surface. Went over 8 miles out, saw... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Great staff and knowledgeable narrator. Food is so so but have a a reasonable selection of beverages including beer wine soda and a few basic mixed drinks.

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