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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
Phone Number: +1 609-898-0055
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One Whale and many dolphins

We went for a 3 hour, whale, dolphin and bird watching tour. We spent most of the time in following one whale, which was re-surfacing intermittently (about 10 times in 1.5... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 September 2015
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

We went for a 3 hour, whale, dolphin and bird watching tour. We spent most of the time in following one whale, which was re-surfacing intermittently (about 10 times in 1.5 hours)...But it was interesting and exciting for the kids. Since the kids are not so patient, they missed watching the whale many times. The Whale spurts water and then... More 

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Northfield, New Jersey
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

I have lived in South Jersey for 60 years. Never in my life have I ever saw such a large pod of dolphins. There were around 50 jumping and playing together. It was beautiful! Plus to top it off there was a humpback whale less than 2 miles off of Wildwood who was logging or resting right in front of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

The tour was wonderful. We went on the sunset tour . They also offered pizza and hot dogs free. We seen alot of dalphins and that made our night. And this sunset was absolutely gorgeous.

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State College, Pa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

This was a pretty pleasant surprise! The whale and dolphin tour lasts 2 1/2 hours, and is a nice ride around Cape May. There is a naturalist that does quite a bit of narration during the trip. Some of it was pretty entertaining and informative, but the narration could have been cut a lot shorter (and at less volume please!).... More 

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Roselle Park, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

None of the whale watching ships that sailed on 9/3 caught sight of any whales but you can't blame them. Nature didn't cooperate. We saw plenty of dolphins and their young off the coast at Wildwood. The crew was great, especially Mr. Bass who I had a nice chat with.

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

We agonized over who to sail with - after all, there are soooo many reviews and unfortunately it's the bad ones that stay with you the longest, but our family of 8, ranging in age from 24 - 95, all had a good time. We enjoyed the free pizza and hot dogs as well as the information from the onboard... More 

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Thank DLWheeler
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

My husband and I went on the dolphin and whale watch in August. We saw a lot of dolphins and a whale that would come up about every 2 minutes. The boat we were on was one that did research on mammals. The boat had food, beverages and the staff was friendly and helpful. The trip we took was a... More 

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Thank rafraven10
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

This is one of those things that we always wanted to do and finally did. This was another Trip Advisor find...thanks to all the reviewers! This is a great facility. They not are only great with the tourists/passengers...they are extremely knowledgable. And are very respectful of all marine animals. We saw quite a number of Dolphins...which I suspected we would.... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

It was just amazing experience for all of us. We were so lucky to grab a groupon few weeks ago. Try to get seats around the bow (front of the boat) or on the sides, lower deck for better viewing. If you think you might get sea sick, purchase dramamine when you get your tickets on shore. As the boat... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

We took a couple of tours--the afternoon 3 hour tour and the sunset 2 hour tour. We would definitely recommend the latter. The 3 hour tour didn't produce any additional sightings for us--we didn't go far out enough to see whales, or even any interesting birds. But we did see tons of dolphins, though any boat traveling just off the... More 

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