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Cape May Whale Watcher

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Cape May, NJ, USA
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 US$ 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 US$ 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 US$ 99.00
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Getaway517738 wrote a review 8 Apr
2 contributions
The boat was everything I expected, the crew was top notch, and I think each and every one of them checked to see if everything was good. The one down fall was the kids running around like banchie indians. Maybe offer a cruise time for 16 and older, and family with little ones a separate time
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Date of experience: April 2021
Kaycie K wrote a review Mar 2021
1 contribution
Great time, and kid friendly. Saw tons of dolphins, but no luck with whales. The captain tried so very hard to track one down for us with no luck, but the fact he actually tried was good enough for me. Family owned. Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: March 2021
Paridhi wrote a review Jan 2021
Secaucus, New Jersey1 contribution
Absolute scenic beauty i must say. We booked it for 12.30 but we were late so we called them well in advance and got it shifted for next batch same day...they were fine in doing that. It was wonderful experience you can watch our video here
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Date of experience: September 2020
DLP wrote a review Dec 2020
New Jersey1,384 contributions186 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 contributions3 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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