We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises

#1 of 7 Tours in Barnstable Features Animals
269 Millway, Barnstable, MA 02630-1102
+1 800-287-0374
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Great time - well worth doing

Wonderful day. Jon, our tour guide and Naturalist, was terrific. Lots of good information... read more

Reviewed yesterday
pmccahill95
,
Mashpee, Massachusetts
Whale watching

Whale watching fantastic had a full day out on boat watching for whales lucky to see 8 !!! Need... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Fran C
,
St Helens, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 675 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“whale watch” (76 reviews)
“cape cod” (61 reviews)
LOCATION
269 Millway, Barnstable, MA 02630-1102
CONTACT
Website
+1 800-287-0374
Write a Review
Reviews (675)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 675 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Wonderful day. Jon, our tour guide and Naturalist, was terrific. Lots of good information shared. Left right on time. Easy to find & parking close by. Tour lasted four hours. Boat was clean and comfortable and the crew navigated so that we could come up...More

Thank pmccahill95
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Whale watching fantastic had a full day out on boat watching for whales lucky to see 8 !!! Need warm clothes as even o warm day sea was bracing

Thank Fran C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fun outing, however I would not recommend this for children under 8, the whales are up and back down very quickly. Pay attention to the details of what to wear and bring. It can be very chilly on the boat. We saw about 5 whales,...More

Thank HappyGuest595
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a good whale watch yesterday . We saw two species , finbacks and minke : and the finbacks were particularly spectacular . So mesmerising to watch as they swim along leaving no water displacement as they go . There were no humpbacks to...More

Thank Elizajo
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

So glad we chose this company- mainly for proximity (we were staying mid-cape) and other reviews, but it turned out to be a great day. The captain was funny and knowledgeable, and stayed out as long as possible to give us a good view of...More

Thank cynthiarreed
Jonathan B, Guest Relations Manager at Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for the accolades! So glad you enjoyed your experience!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fantastic time and feel confident we choose the best company with Hyannis Whale Watchers. We took the very nice whale boat from Barnstable and it took us over just past Provincetown. 🛳The captain and crew were amazing. Jon gave an excellent commentary...More

Thank Greneestone
Jonathan B, Guest Relations Manager at Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Since whales spend most of their time underwater, it's great that you were patient as well! It pays off in the end! Hope to see you again and thanks for reminding peole about bringing that extra jacket!

Reviewed 1 week ago

June 11th and the boat left at 11 am as scheduled. Nice clean boat and an enjoyable ride out to the whale feeding grounds. Didn't have to wait long and then we saw Nile, the humpback. The captain did a fantastic job of honing in...More

1  Thank Barbara C
Jonathan B, Guest Relations Manager at Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

So happy you got to meet Nile! She is one of our favorites! Thanks for your kind words and we hope to see you again in the future!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time on the whale watching tour. The tour start time was delayed by 2 hours and we didn't find it out till we got there. It would've nice to get a call about the time change. Nevertheless, we saw humpback whales...More

Thank mgonsa1
Jonathan B, Guest Relations Manager at Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We're sorry about the erroneous departure time that day. Tides dictate when we can come and go in Barnstable Harbor and we missed that one. It's all on us and please accept our apologies for the mix-up. It's rare, but does happen and the best...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great first time whale watching experience. Highly recommend it. Knowledgeable staff! ☑️ Awesome manoeuvring skills shown by Captain! ☑️ Playful shark & whales! ☑️ We were so close to them. I don't have good pictures clicked on my phone but trust me it was just...More

Thank 966shrutir
Jonathan B, Guest Relations Manager at Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your enthusiastic review and your tips for others. We hope to see you again in the future! Have a great summer! Jon Brink

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Intelligent discussions about the four whales that we watched, and talks about whaling, were some highlights of this excursion. The staff is friendly, the whales were a treat to witness, the boat itself was safe and secure with lots of seating and two levels. Enjoyed...More

Thank Elisabeth B
Jonathan B, Guest Relations Manager at Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Elizabeth, Thanks for the thumbs-up! The whales have a way of transforming even a cold, raw day into a great outing! Enjoy your summer, Jon Brink

Nearby
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Dolphin Restaurant
256 reviews
.44 miles away
Nirvana Coffee Company
104 reviews
.43 miles away
Mattakeese Wharf
388 reviews
.03 miles away
The Barnstable Restaurant and Tavern
290 reviews
.44 miles away
Nearby Attractions
U.S. Coast Guard Museum
28 reviews
.46 miles away
Barnstable Superior Courthouse
6 reviews
.45 miles away
Barnstable Harbor Ecotours
97 reviews
.03 miles away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
beebs12
Has anyone taken younger children on this? Mine will be 8, 5 1/2 and almost 4. I'm a little worried about their boredom given the length of the trip (3 1/2-4 hours). Anyone have experience with this?
May 23, 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Jonathan B | Property representative |
Over the years we have carried tens of thousands of children on our whale watching adventures, so you are not the first to ask this question! With toddlers (and I have two myself), taking them anywhere presents challenges... More
0
Votes
meltanner1
Hi can you get to Barnstaple Harbour to catch the whale watching cruise by bus from Hyannis? Thanks
May 22, 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Jonathan B | Property representative |
Hi there, The short answer is yes. On the Cape Cod Transit website, you can look under Schedules for the Barnstable Villager. This shuttle runs almost hourly from Hyannis to Barnstable Village. The bus stops at the... More
1
Vote
Linda L
How much in advance should we book the Whale Watcher Cruise for mid-June and hotels in the area. Can you recommend a hotel that is reasonable close to your location. How do we book the cruise?
May 6, 2017|
Answer
Response from Jonathan B | Property representative |
In mid-June we will have plenty of space on the boat so you may book in advance on our website or purchase at our dockside ticket office. We would recommend that you watch a local extended weather forecast, and look for the... More
0
Votes