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Cape May Whale Watch & Research Center

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Address: 1121 Route 109, Utsch's Marina, Cape May, NJ 08204-5204
Phone Number: 609-898-0055
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Decent afternoon- classy company

Let me preface with this by saying they're a stand up company. We had rainy/stormy weather that made us end our 3 hour (1 PM) outing after two, but we got free passes for a future... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Katethegreat430
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Horsham, Pennsylvania
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Horsham, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Let me preface with this by saying they're a stand up company. We had rainy/stormy weather that made us end our 3 hour (1 PM) outing after two, but we got free passes for a future outing - with no expiration date! The boat itself wasn't too bad. The ladies room door could use some fixing, as I had to... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's more likely you'll see dolphins than whales, but it's worth the ride. Cape May is beautiful, and this is a great way to relax with the family, learn a little about the ecology of the Delaware Bay and see some dolphins.

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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on the Dolphin watch today with the grandchildren. The Dolphins were very active and we saw many. We also were able to get a fair amount of pictures. The ride is two hours and is educational as well as fun for the kids. The scenery as you cruise is beautiful. Doughnuts, coffee and juice are included and the narrators... More 

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Thank Dar646
Stanhope
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice couple of hours to check out the dolphins and tour the area on a big boat. We took the 10am trip and the weather was great. We saw lots of dolphins which was very cool and the girl explaining the sights we passed was very informative. Passed the lighthouse, beaches and saw a pair of eagles and other birds... More 

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Thank Rick J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are a nature lover you must go on this trip to see the wildlife and the entire ecosystem of Cape May. Our trip was guided by interns who are conservationist/naturalist. They were very well informed of Cape May ecosystem specially on the research they have conducted about the dolphins and other wildlife in this reserve. We had the... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Wife and I went on this boat this week and had a great time. The captain and Crew were great at explaining about the Whale & Dolphin Habitat! We saw a ton of frisky Dolphins, a friendly Whale, and giant bait balls.

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Thank John A
West Chester, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on the 3 hour tour during 4th of July week and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. It was so very hot and uncomfortable on the mainland, but we had a delightful breeze on the boat. The captain and crew were very experienced and have been doing this for many years. The narrative was entertaining and informative. The crew members were... More 

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Thank Carolj725
Magnolia, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I have taken the sunset cruise for the last 2 years. This year will be our 3rd year going.We take the sunset cruise and the views are amazing.We have seen Osprey,Dolphins,Whales,Eagles and beautiful sunsets over the bay.The people are so friendly and very informative. Very respectful of the ocean and its creatures who live in it.

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Thank Diane M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

very knowledgable and friendly staff.. saw lots of dolphins. Boat tour along the shore of CapeMay and wildwood. Explaining histories behind each land. Boat was clean.. If you get sea sick easily get some sea bans or something to avoid sea sick.

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Thank Tabitha C
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

never ever book with this company, they do not deserve to have "Research" in their title.they are money making organization with no learned crew who can sight us any whale or bird.In an hour of three i hardly saw 10 to 12 dolphins on July,2nd 2016.book with other company not with this.

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