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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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Great trip, exciting and informative!

My husband and I went on the dolphin and whale watch in August. We saw a lot of dolphins and a whale that would come up about every 2 minutes. The boat we were on was one that did... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I went on the dolphin and whale watch in August. We saw a lot of dolphins and a whale that would come up about every 2 minutes. The boat we were on was one that did research on mammals. The boat had food, beverages and the staff was friendly and helpful. The trip we took was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This is one of those things that we always wanted to do and finally did. This was another Trip Advisor find...thanks to all the reviewers! This is a great facility. They not are only great with the tourists/passengers...they are extremely knowledgable. And are very respectful of all marine animals. We saw quite a number of Dolphins...which I suspected we would.... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

It was just amazing experience for all of us. We were so lucky to grab a groupon few weeks ago. Try to get seats around the bow (front of the boat) or on the sides, lower deck for better viewing. If you think you might get sea sick, purchase dramamine when you get your tickets on shore. As the boat... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We took a couple of tours--the afternoon 3 hour tour and the sunset 2 hour tour. We would definitely recommend the latter. The 3 hour tour didn't produce any additional sightings for us--we didn't go far out enough to see whales, or even any interesting birds. But we did see tons of dolphins, though any boat traveling just off the... More 

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My husband and I took the three hour whale & dolphin tour this afternoon, and we had a wonderful time. The staff was very helpful and informative, although it was a little hard to hear the guide from the back of the boat. We saw numerous dolphins, as well as a humpback whale. I would recommend this tour without hesitation.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I lived in this area for more than 20 years and just now experienced the whale and dolphin watch tour with Cape May Whale Watch and Research Center. What a true delight! Just after we left the harbor we saw tons of dolphins and a whale! we followed it at a respectful distance so as to not risk harming it.... More 

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East Earl, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I bought 4 tickets for the 6 pm Sunset Dolphin Watch for my mom's birthday. It was AMAZING we saw at least 6 pods of dolphins and lots of native birds. The staff were very knowledgeable and we learned about the wildlife as well as some of the landmark we passed. They provided complementary hotdogs and pizza. I would totally... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We took the dolphin cruise with our family and loved it. We saw so many dolphins it was amazing. The staff were very helpful with answering questions and helped my sister in law who was feeling a bit seasick. I would happily do this tour again. I couldn't believe how many dolphins we saw

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Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Took my son for his first Dolphin and whale watching trip. I have been on board with them before and they never fail to deliver. They are very informative about the marine and bird life. The vessel is very clean and they offer complimentary juice and you can purchase other food and drinks. Will go out with them again for... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our day whale watching. We were very lucky to see a juvenile humpback swimming with dolphins. It also breached twice for us which was amazing and something I never thought we would see. We were prepared to not see anything but we were so fortunate to see what we did. The staff were very knowledgable and plesant.

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