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.

“Fun Ride With Lots of Dolphins and Learning”

Cape May Whale Watch & Research Center
Reviewed August 3, 2011

My husband and I did the sunset cruise. We used a $3 coupon so our tickets came out to $27 each, and included FREE pizza and hot dogs. BTW, the pizza was excellent!
Our guide shared her wealth of knowledge and obviously loves her job and dolphin charges.
The captain went to great lengths to position the boat so we could get a panoramic view of the dolphins.
The sunset was beautiful, and I got the best picture ever of the lighthouse and villa.
Highly recommend for a great time and view of Cape May.

2  Thank monavano
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (220)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"hour tour"
in 19 reviews
"saw dolphins"
in 10 reviews
"dolphin pods"
in 3 reviews
"crew members"
in 4 reviews
"bottle nose dolphins"
in 3 reviews
"marine animals"
in 3 reviews
"the atlantic ocean"
in 6 reviews
"rent binoculars"
in 3 reviews
"great trip"
in 8 reviews
"for sale"
in 4 reviews
"clams"
in 3 reviews
"naturalist"
in 26 reviews
"cruise"
in 36 reviews
"boat"
in 88 reviews
"groupon"
in 18 reviews
"melissa"
in 8 reviews
"vessel"
in 10 reviews
Filter

207 - 211 of 220 reviews

Reviewed July 20, 2011

This is an amazing tour. Our Toms River, family of four took the Sunset Dolphin Cruise. The guide was thoroughly knowlegable about both the marine, animal, bird, and plant life of the ocean and marshes. Also, she gave a wonderful historical overview of many of Cape May attractions, buildings, and sea wreckages from the tour. Besides numerous dophins and birds (which were amazing), there was even a rainbow and a bald eagle siting.
Husband, 7 year old, and I loved it, but the 4 year old became "antsy" after 45 minutes. Bathroom onboard visited it many times. Pizza and hotdogs served as part of the trip package. Others claimed it was pricey, but had a Groupon Coupon from Central Jersey. This made it affordable. I highly recommend it, and with little ones stick with the two hour cruise! (Bring sun block even in the evening and a sweatshirt for when the air cools, and binoculars. We bought "SeaBands" at home before the trip for the kids. One is prone to motion sickness. No sickness issues.)

2  Thank tomsrivert
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 12, 2011

It is a little on the pricey side if you pay full price. We had a Groupon - so it was half price. This company has had multiple Groupon deals in the past few months - sign up for the Philadelphia alerts. Also, kids under 6 are free with an adult admission.

This was the highlight of our vacation - we didn't see any whales, but learned that dolphins are actually part of the whale family. The captain was VERY knowledgeable and we learned a lot. 3 hours was a little long for my 5 year old, but we saw hundreds of dolphins very near the boat, a huge school of fish and sting rays. The on-board a/c cabin has tables to eat snacks - you can bring your own snacks too.

I can't rave enough about this cruise!

3  Thank Co11eenq
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 19, 2011

We had a great time on the 3 hour tour. We did see a lot of dolphins, but no whales...which is ok with me.

1  Thank smphillips8
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed June 14, 2011

Nice boat ride didn't feel like we were part of a research team like the site claims. We didn't see any whales. They just go to the spot where whales are sometimes seen. All in all it was an expensive dolphin tour.

1  Thank JenKaz2225
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Cape May Whale Watch & Research Center also viewed

 
Cape May, Cape May County
Cape May, Cape May County
 

Been to Cape May Whale Watch & Research Center? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing