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Cape May Whale Watch & Research Center

1121 Route 109, Utsch's Marina, Cape May, NJ 08204
609-898-0055
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Ranked #15 of 22 Attractions in Cape May
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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Ocean Grove, New Jersey
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11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The staff was really very nice. We got the tickets for buy one, get second half off. We did get to see whales and dolphins and the boat ride was a lot of fun. Nice way to spend the afternoon. Be careful if you get sea sick. The ocean can get rough.

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torrington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Great time saw several dolphins. Water a little choppy though. Took a lot of pictures but dolphins back under to quick

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I chose the sunset cruise because I have heard that you can't predict if you could see any dolphin, but if you are lucky you could witness a beautiful sunset. It was a dolphin watch cruise at 5.30 pm. The crew were good, polite, helpful. as I was taking sunset photographs, I wanted to compose my photograph from the front... More

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Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

As soon as we got into the ocean we saw dolphins.....we saw many many pods, it was fantastic. We didn't see any whales but who can predict that. The free snacks were fine but don't buy any food on board it's not worth it. Nice day though!

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Cape May, New Jersey
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We shared a beautiful morning with family members recently, chasing down some playful and acrobatic dolphins. Then we were off on a chase for a whale sighting in the Delaware Bay. We never found the whale, but were treated to a beautiful morning on the water. Very helpful and courteous crew answered all the questions and kept the boat in... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I called to book a trip and the customer service was so terrible that I didn't bother to book. I would never give them my business. They should really have nicer people answering the phone. We went elsewhere.

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ann arbor, MI
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We were not even allowed to bring our own water (they claimed it was because of Homeland Security!) -- just trying to make extra money on top of the $40 we spent per person. We did not see a whale, and were later told that mid-August was not a good time to see them. Dolphins were fine but not worth... More

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Cherry Hill
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We did see multiple pods of dolphins which was exciting. At 2 hours the trip seemed too long. The boat was only half full and at least 4 people threw up. The attendants on the boat were very good about helping those sick passengers but it was still gross. I wouldn't recommend for any young child with any issues with... More

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Piscataway, New Jersey, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Good time pass, if you want to spend 65$ just for a boat ride... They will show you 10-20 dolphins, and take you to few miles inside the ocean, and create an expectation that you Would see some whales around, well they will make you spot some shadow underneath and establishes it to be whales... You will never see a... More

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