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Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises

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Address: 269 Millway, Barnstable, MA 02630-1102
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An amazing number of whales

We have been fortunate to go on several whale watching tours around the world and we saw more whales on this tour than all the previous ones put together. It is a good fast (jet... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2016
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Kent, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We have been fortunate to go on several whale watching tours around the world and we saw more whales on this tour than all the previous ones put together. It is a good fast (jet) boat which means you spend less time getting to the whale grounds and more time in and amongst them and the propulsion method means you... More 

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North Haven, Connecticut
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We have been on many whale watches and this one is by far the best. The crew is very friendly and most knowledgeable about both the sea animals being observed and the history of the area. The satisfaction and safety of the guests is clearly a top priority to this team. The ship is vey well maintained and clean, with... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We have seen whales. It was a wonderfull tour with a good explanation during the tour and the sightings. There was an intern aboard from the Marine instititute whom you could ask all your questions. The boat was not overloaded with people so everybody could see the whales.

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Elgin, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Someone let the whales know we were coming. Everywhere you looked you could see blows, flukes, and breaching. One time six humpbacks came up in a circle and looked for all the world like synchronized swimmers.

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Burlington
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We went on a Whale Watcher tour on September 13, 2016. Like so many others, we were hoping to see whales. We have been on a number of such tours before, but we have never seen the number of whales that we encountered on this tour. Of course, the award is to be given primarily to the whales for simply... More 

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Naples, Florida
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We went on the Whale Watching Cruise on Wednesday, September 21st. After reading the TripAdvisor reviews we really hoped to get to see a few whales. We were NOT disappointed. We saw so many whales! Most of them were actively feeding. Some of them were very close to the boat. We thoroughly enjoyed this trip. The naturalist was knowledgable and... More 

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Manchester
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Busy trip but I guess it's always the same. It certainly didn't stop us seeing anything. Great guides and lovely staff on board. Expensive but worth every penny . Great boat and onboard facilities.

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Nanuet, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We wanted to see whales.... Boy did we see whales! Beyond what we imagined!! We saw 15 humpback whales, 8 fin whales and 5 minke whales. We saw two mama whales and their calves. The crew of the vessel were amazing at getting us where we needed to be to get the best views possible. We spent most of our... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

This is year after year the best whaling experience! These folks know where the whales are and it's amazing how close we get to them. We saw several at a time and they came right up to the boat. Truly a wonderful experience!

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

What a fantastic experience, we decided to take the trip as a treat at the end of our holiday to the Cape. The organisation is really good, with a nice boat and fantastic guides who are so knowledgeable. When we went to the feeding ground we saw dozens of Humpback and Minke whales and were able to take some great... More 

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