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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
Type: Tours
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Jamestown
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I took the whole family on the 3-hour afternoon cruise, and we all loved it. Great views of the coast and hundreds of sightings of marine wildlife in their natural state. The crew of interns made the cruise especially pleasant. They were all knowledgeable in marine biology and were eager to talk with the passengers. Melissa, who led the tour,... More

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New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We took this tour because of a groupon. They have you arrive an hour before departure time. You'r not allowed to bring ANY food or drink on the boat. They charge $5 for a "souvenir" bottle of water and $2 for snack size potato chips. The food is a rip off. They microwave frozen burgers. We did take a tour... More

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Hyattsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

My group and I took the 1:00pm Whale and Dophin Crusie and what a great adventure we had. The staff must take nice pills because everyone was extrmely nice and knowledgeable. This 3-hour tour ended up being almost 4 hours of enjoyment because we saw a whale! We saw so many dophins but towards the end of our cruise the... More

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Morrisville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

What a great way to start our weekend in Cape May! The nature guide, Melissa, did a great job telling everyone interesting facts about the area, both historic and about wildlife too! We saw tons of dolphins, and there are several spotters on the boat looking for signs of whales and dolphins in the water. They take you totally around... More

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East Butler, Pennsylvania
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We saw some great dolphin tails, actually lots but none above the water. And the sunset on our night was not existent. Nice night n the water but a lot of money to spend for it.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I took a group of sixteen on the Cape May Whale Watch & Research Center Whale, Birds and Dolphins (aka The Big One) Tour on July 12, 2014. The crew was great. The galley crew were polite and quick with the drinks, the naturalist kept everyone informed on the animals around the vessel including the large groups of dolphins, birds,... More

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Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A definite must for water lovers! We saw at least 75 dolphins swimming right alongside us. In addition to the dolphin watching, we also got an excellent tour of the Cape May Coast and learned a lot of interesting things that we definitely would have missed without the tour! The people were friendly and knowledgeable. Next time we go, we... More

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Staten Island, New York, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We decided to do this spur of the moment, and were able to get tickets online. Check groupon as well, I heard quite a few people got good deals there. We had a great time. The boat was clean, and the crew was great, very nice and very knowledgable. They have a galley on board with drinks, snacks, hot dogs,... More

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Cumberland, Maryland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We had a great trip yesterday with a fantastic crew and captain. The dolphin pod that we got to see was apparently one of the largest they have seen this year. The water was calm and the dolphins were moving sort of slowly all around us. It was amazing! There were also tons of sea birds including Least Tern and... More

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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My husband and I took the morning 2 hour Dolphin watch tour recently and really enjoyed our experience. The weather happened to be perfect that day, though I can't give credit to Cape May Whale Watch for that! We saw many dolphins, too many to count, and learned a great deal about dolphins in general and some interesting history about... More

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