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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
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Relaxing but a bit annoying

Our original trip was booked out of wild wood NJ but they rebooked us out of Cape May NJ aboard the American Star.... Which wasn't bad.... I just wonder if things would've been... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2016
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5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing trip with an outstanding naturalist explaining what we were seeing and giving extensive background on the area and the animals. There were so many dolphins beginning right in the harbor and at least four whales spotted. The captain was so good at keeping the whales in sight for us - and keeping us at a safe... More 

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Cape May, New Jersey
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100 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

What a Wale of an exciting experience going in this trip. Weather was beautiful and ocean calm to see wales and dolphins.November is a great time to see them because they stop in and around. Ape may to feed on bunker before continuing their journey south Crew was very attentive and snack were available for sale. Wear hat, scarf and... More 

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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

My girlfriend and I went there yesterday and we still cannot believe how lucky we were. In the first hour we saw nothing, not even dolphins. But then we saw a large group of dolphins and a WHALE. The whale was not just 100 feet from us, it actually came to us and circling us within only 20 feet! And... More 

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Lakewood, New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Great people. We had a private tour with over 100 ppl including children. Everyone had a great time. Matt, Melissa, and the other guy (Acapella singer) were super nice, easy going, fun, and entertaining. They were so accommodating and easy to work with even this was literally last minute planning. There is nothing like a trip that the staff make... More 

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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109 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

We've sailed with these guys a few times. You can ALWAYS see Dolphins off of Cape May and, occasionally, you see a whale. The biologists do a nice job and it's a fun way to spend the afternoon. Check for a Groupon

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Oakhurst, NJ
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

This vendor was recommended by a friend. What a delightful afternoon. We didn't see any whales, but nature does what nature does. We saw tons of dolphins and birds, and the crew aboard this vessel is AMAZING. They are VERY knowledgeable about all kinds of marine mammals and wildlife and are super friendly too! I would recommend this trip to... More 

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Wayne Wood County, Ohio
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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Perfect trip for anyone. I went alone and although the day was gloomy and sprinkling we saw 30+ dolphins. The crew was nice, energetic, and knowledgeable. Highly recommended.

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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Enjoyed this tour, however would do 2 hour one next time, rather than 3 hour. Of course, we had a dreary , cloudy , misty day. But, it was still fun and interesting. Did not see any whales but many dolphins. Sound system aboard is excellent inside and on deck. A naturalist tells you about the bay, whales and dolphins..... More 

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Reviewed 20 September 2016

Our original trip was booked out of wild wood NJ but they rebooked us out of Cape May NJ aboard the American Star.... Which wasn't bad.... I just wonder if things would've been different had we been on the boat we were originally booked on with the original Capitan. But.... Overall the trip was very enjoyable and relaxing. However, the... More 

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Thank HopeLynn A
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We went on the three hour whale, bird and dolphin cruise. Kinda boring on the ride out to the ocean, there's not a lot going on. They didn't talk about birds at all. We saw zero dolphins but did get to see a whale which was cool.

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