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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 #17 of 22 attractions in Cape May
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Cape May Beach
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178 reviews 178 reviews
41 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

They know where to find dolphins, so we almost always see some. The boat ride itself is also fun.The staff is generally very friendly and helpful.

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Franklinville, New Jersey
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Its fun for the little ones, we went every summer when my kids were little.. Always saw Dolphins, but never a whale, but they tell you its not a guarantee you will see one. But still a fun boat ride.

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Glenside, PA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We (2 adults) went Monday, October 14, 2013 at 1:00 PM. I cracked up at some of the Bad Reviews on here -- they were quite comical. Many reflected how over-stimulated we are, as a society. I mean, what did you honestly expect? It's a boat ride. Anything more than that is Icing on the cake. We didn't see any... More

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Pittstown, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Was disappointed because They only did Weekend trips So planning on going in May.I have a Living Social Voucher till 2015 or 2016.

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Cape May,NJ
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140 reviews 140 reviews
75 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Not only perfect weather but a large amount of dolphin pods seemingly everywhere. My little boys, 5 & 3, where particularly thrilled to see the dolphins swimming right up to the boat. We've done this cruise every year and have yet to be disappointed. This outfit has a marine biologist telling about the dolphins habits and other tidbits that aren't... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We went out on the three hour afternoon cruise on a cool but sunny day. Though we were not lucky enough to see any whales we did see a large number of dolphins and some logger head turtles. All in all it was a great day for a sail. The crew gave a running description of the points of interest... More

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Randolph, New Jersey
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238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We did the three hour whale/dolphin trip. Because it was off season and hardly any people were on the trip, they only charged $30. We went out 10 mi in the ocean looking for whales, which we didn't see, but there were many dolphins and a loggerhead turtle. The narration was good, just enough info, no loud music, not too... More

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Westfield, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We really enjoyed this trip and we did get to see many dolphins. We chose the shorter 2 hour tour so we did not see any whales. The guide have us the history of the area as we sailed past many historic landmarks. When we were in the open water the dolphins were all around us.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Though I have been on several whale watches in NJ over the years this was the first time I saw a whale in NJ (up close and personal). The staff was fantastic and so knowledgeable about whales and dolphins. It was great. The even had spotter boats out to find the whales. I know there are many variables in whale... More

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Centreville, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

My wife and I were spending the day in Cape May, NJ and I thought it would be a great departure from the usual if we were to go whale watching. Though we had high expectations of seeing a whale or two, we knew that it was likely not going to happen. Before departing, we noted that there was a... More

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