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Cape May Whale Watcher

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Cape May, NJ, USA
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About Cape May Whale Watcher
Cape May Whale Watcher is one of the largest whale and dolphin watching tourist destinations in Cape May, NJ. Outside of our popular whale and dolphin watching tours, patrons may also choose to experience a lighthouse or sunset tour. Food is available purchase and patrons may purchase tickets for a dinner cruise which includes a delicious prime rib buffet.
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Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise from Cape May

Take a sightseeing cruise off the coast of Cape May to the best locations for spotting whales, dolphins, and porpoises. Your certified naturalist guide offers live commentary about the area’s ocean life and the animals’ natural habitat. The boat is fully equipped with wheelchair access, bathrooms, and a snack bar for your convenience.
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3 hours
from $45.00

Dolphin Watching around Cape May

Get the chance to see dolphins off the coast of Cape May on this dolphin-watching cruise. Make yourself comfortable on the boat and keep a close watch on the water for jumping and swimming dolphins, in pods that can number from five to 500. Listen as your captain narrates the tour with facts and figures about Cape May, as well as dolphin biology and behavior.
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2 hours
from $35.00

Grand Lighthouse Tour from Cape May

Sole sentinels or lonely lights, whatever your idea of a lighthouse these romantic icons of the coast stand as a testament to our conquering the mighty sea. The coastal lighthouses of New Jersey are famous for a number of reasons, including their roles in the success of major ports like Philadelphia and their strategic value during times of war. The lives saved by these lighthouses are countless both in history and on a daily basis.

These lighthouses are not only dotting our shoreline, but also our waterways. To aid ships sailing the treacherous mid-channel of Delaware Bay, a series of lighthouses were constructed in the 19th Century and the early 20th Century. Most of these lighthouses are still operating. All are automated. They stand on pedestals surrounded by water out of sight of land. The Cape May Whale Watcher has been sailing to these extremely historic lighthouses since 1994.
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6 hours
from $99.00
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DLP wrote a review Dec 2020
New Jersey1,332 contributions146 helpful votes
We were very excited to take this cruise back in November. The morning of the day we were going was very foggy, so I guess they were not able to send scouts out in search of whales. The tour was little over 4 hrs because the Captain made a valiant effort to find a whale for his passengers and he found one that we watched for 30 minutes. It was exciting to see this whale flapping it’s tail and splashing around but it was disappointing not see more then this one lone whale. We saw several dolphins but we were there to see the whales. The ship itself was very clean and the staff friendly. The gift shop was cute. Overall, it is not an adventure we would choose to do again.
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Scotchgirl6 wrote a review Nov 2020
Roslyn Heights, New York7 contributions2 helpful votes
One of the most amazing days on the water. This was a bucket list for my 77 yr old father and let me tell you he was thrilled. After being sick for 2 years there isn’t much he can enjoy. The whales must of known as they were out just for him, to hear my dad cheering, clapping and the smile on his face was worth everything to us. Thank you to the entire crew for making this day happen. Beautiful weather so we got lucky. The tail show from the whales was awesome, my family had the best time. Highly recommend doing this excursion. The commentator throughout the trip was excellent explaining everything everyone on the crew was extremely nice and beyond helpful with whatever you needed. You can rent binoculars on the boat for six dollars, the food and drinks on the boat everything was reasonable. Don’t forget to hit up the gift shop they have lots of awesome presents you can get and or something for yourself. They are ADA equipped and my father had zero trouble getting his way around with his walker.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Rich P wrote a review Nov 2020
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Great trip. Very knowledgeable crew and captain. Got to see 4 whales and many dolphins.. terrific experience..would recommend highly.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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LindaC wrote a review Nov 2020
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We had such a great day on the water yesterday afternoon! Dolphin sightings were plentiful, probably upwards of 60. They were active and playful all afternoon. At one point on the way back in to the harbor, they were skipping the waves from the wake behind the boat! We were really lucky with whale sightings yesterday too. There was one point when there were 4 whales seen from the boat deck . You moved your head to watch one and missed the other surfacing! There were also 2 other locations that we enjoyed numerous spouts and surfacing! All around, a wonderful day on the water. Thank you crew!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Kristin M wrote a review Nov 2020
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We had a wonderful experience this Saturday aboard the whale watching cruise. The crew was extremely friendly and helpful. Upon arrival they let us know that the trip may be longer than the 3 hours, which worried me that we might not see any wildlife. We actaully saw dolphons as soon as we left the inlet. The entire trip was close to 4 hours becasue the captain made sure to take us to a spot that they saw whales the day before. When we arrived at our destination we watched a whale for a good 30 minutes surface and dive. This whale was quite active and put on quite a show for us. My family had been to Alaska to see whales and did not get as lively of an experience. The captain was well informed and made sure he rotated the boat so that all passengers got a chance to see the whale. It was a wonderful trip down to Cape May and a wonderful experience aboard the vessel. We will definitely be coming back.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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