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Cape May Whale Watcher
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$40.00*
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Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise from Cape May
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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Reviewed September 16, 2012

Wanted to thank the crew and captain of this vessel, the trip was realy crowded, we were on the lighthouse cruise, even though crowded thewre was more than enough time to take pics of all lighthouses, enough food for breakfat and lunch, it was very good food too!! the fried chicken was to die for!!! very informative, we did not get to see everything , the weather was not cooperating, a little bummed about thjat, but the captain had our tickets stamped with a free whale watching tour, anytime we wanted, not just ours , everyones on the boat, the mates in the galley were on top of things, putting food out and keeping things moving along, also i found the bathrooms to be very adequate, clean, plenty of towels and soap for hands. thanks again it was a enjoyable day!!!!

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CaptainCuda, Manager at Cape May Whale Watcher, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2012

We are happy to hear you enjoyed our lighthouse tour. This is our signature excursion which we have been doing for the past 18 years with the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts and Humanities. It is nice to read that even though it was a 100 mile journey which was cut short by rough weather that you still had a good time. We strive to make the best out of all situations which includes at times rough conditions. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the boat, the crew and the food. We look forward to having you back aboard in the future.

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Reviewed September 8, 2012

We didn't see any whales, only dolphins. I didn't pay 40 dollars to see some dolphins, then i would have gone to the zoo or an aquarium. Not worth the trip and the money!

1  Thank Nick D
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CaptainCuda, Owner at Cape May Whale Watcher, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2012

We are sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations on the day of your trip.

The reason the excursion costs $40.00 is because we are going out into the wild in search of wild animals in their natural environment. The excursion takes place aboard a 110 foot long vessel which cost $5 million to build and thousands of dollars to operate on a daily basis. With the increases in expenses over the last five years, the excursion should cost closer to $100.00 per person, however we strive to deliver the best possible experience for the most reasonable price in North America.

Whales and dolphins do not do well in captivity and we are taking you to where they live as opposed to them being in a tiny tank. Everyday, the bottlenose dolphin swims 100 miles per day. I will ask again, as we do during the trip, do you feel it is fair to put a creature that swims 100 miles per day into basically an Olympic size swimming pool for your personal enjoyment? Can you imagine how many laps it takes to swim 100 miles per day- it comes out to roughly three thousand two hundred and twenty laps, per day. The dolphins live to be 50 years old in the wild and last as little as 5 years in captivity. Whales have also been put in aquariums and they do not last more than a couple of days.

If you feel that viewing whales and dolphins should be done in an aquarium, you missed the point of the trip entirely.

As far as not seeing whales on the day of your trip, everyday is different. Some days we see dolphins and we do not see whales. Some days we get to see whales and we do not see dolphins. Some days we get to see everything the ocean has to offer, dolphins, whales, sea turtles, rays, etc. Some days we do not get to see anything at all. It is the nature of wild animals in their natural environment. Being unpredictable is part of what makes this work rewarding. We would love to show you everything on every trip, however we do not control the Sea...

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Reviewed September 4, 2012

We were on vacation and decided to try the Cape May whale watching. We did see one whale and lots of dolphins. Worth the trip on a calm day . If you get sea sick or your kids, take some meds or don't go. too many crying sea sick kids. Other then that, it was fine.

1  Thank p s
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

If you have small children, the 2 hour is just enough time. By the 1 1/2 mark a lot of the children on the boat were asleep, including mine.

1  Thank Kathy S
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

My family and I had an excellent experience on board this ship. Not only was it clean and the staff friendly but they will stamp your ticket if you do not see what the owner believes you should see!! Yes folks they really do live by that!! It has happened to us and we have returned with out stamped tickets the following year!!! The land that was going to be sold off for more condo;s was purchased but this family and as promised has kept FREE access to the bay open for the public- My family and I are very happy to give the Cape May Whale Watcher our business!! And no people I am not in any way related--- But Way to go Cape May Whale Watcher I look forward to many more trips searching for dolphins and whales in the future
Carol L

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