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Cape May Whale Watch & Research Center

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Address: 1121 Route 109, Utsch's Marina, Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone Number: 609-898-0055
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Nice ride

It a pleasant ride takes all around the island . I have been in this boat a couple of times . I have seen Dolphins But never a whale , been going to the jersey shore for 25... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is the best for Whale and Dolphin watching! The staff is highly educated and very nice! I had a fantastic time, and yes we did see a whale!!! Even if there were no whales on the trip I still would say this is the best! I went on the "big red boat" before for comparison (the whale watcher) and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

It a pleasant ride takes all around the island . I have been in this boat a couple of times . I have seen Dolphins But never a whale , been going to the jersey shore for 25 years. Still nice scenic ride .

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The best part of our trip was Whale Watching at the Utsch's Marina. We really had a very fun and relaxing cruise. We saw dolphins and whales. Staff was super friendly and the price was very reasonable. Large boat with plenty of room. Wasn't very crowded on Labor day. It was the highlight of our trip. Don't leave Cape May... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

This is the second time this year that we went out with the Cape May Whale and Research team. Melissa kept everyone informed about all aspects of the trip. She explained everything about the different birds and the dolphin that she sighted. We were hoping to sight a whale, but not today. Melissa has a degree in marine biology. The... More 

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Barto, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

We went on the three hour tour and unfortunately saw nothing. they said that is very rare and they did honor the free ticket to go again anytime. Without having seen anything the three hours was kind of boring. they should have underwater cameras activated with screens for people to see what is going on under the water in some... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We went for a 3 hour, whale, dolphin and bird watching tour. We spent most of the time in following one whale, which was re-surfacing intermittently (about 10 times in 1.5 hours)...But it was interesting and exciting for the kids. Since the kids are not so patient, they missed watching the whale many times. The Whale spurts water and then... More 

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Northfield, New Jersey
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

I have lived in South Jersey for 60 years. Never in my life have I ever saw such a large pod of dolphins. There were around 50 jumping and playing together. It was beautiful! Plus to top it off there was a humpback whale less than 2 miles off of Wildwood who was logging or resting right in front of... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

The tour was wonderful. We went on the sunset tour . They also offered pizza and hot dogs free. We seen alot of dalphins and that made our night. And this sunset was absolutely gorgeous.

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State College, Pa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This was a pretty pleasant surprise! The whale and dolphin tour lasts 2 1/2 hours, and is a nice ride around Cape May. There is a naturalist that does quite a bit of narration during the trip. Some of it was pretty entertaining and informative, but the narration could have been cut a lot shorter (and at less volume please!).... More 

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Roselle Park, New Jersey
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100 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

None of the whale watching ships that sailed on 9/3 caught sight of any whales but you can't blame them. Nature didn't cooperate. We saw plenty of dolphins and their young off the coast at Wildwood. The crew was great, especially Mr. Bass who I had a nice chat with.

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