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Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch

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Address: MacMillan Pier, Provincetown, MA 02657
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+1 800-826-9300

Whale-watching off the coast of Cape Cod led by expert naturalists.

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Lots of whales and a shark!

I loved the whale watching experience! We went in June and the day was sunny but it can get chilly out on the deck. We saw loads of whales and the most exciting was when a huge... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Mati E
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I loved the whale watching experience! We went in June and the day was sunny but it can get chilly out on the deck. We saw loads of whales and the most exciting was when a huge basking shark - second largest fish in the world - swam up very close to the boat and stayed there for quite a... More 

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Northern Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't expect this whale watch to be so much fun! I would recommend this to anyone, you don't need to have small children along to love this. Everyone turned into a 5 year old when we started to see whales, people were so excited. We went on a beautiful Saturday at 10 am and there were a lot of... More 

Thank poohie
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We saw ten different whales, with 23 sighting between them. The whales got very close to the boat. Two approached the rear of the boat, split apart, swam along each side of the boat, and reunited in front of the boat. We got an excellent look at these majestic creatures. They seems as interested in us as we were in... More 

Thank Rokmann
Palm City, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We recently spent a month in Cape Cod and the Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch out of Provincetown, MA was the highlight of our stay! The time went so quickly as we watched whale after whale feeding and some breaching. We mostly observed humpback whales but also saw a minke whale or two. Overall we saw around two dozen whales, sometimes... More 

Thank Catherine L
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

No visit to the Cape should omit a whale watch, and this one is the best. We live on the Cape and make sure all our visitors go to P'town and take the Dolphin Fleet. Always interesting and worth the price. We even go out at least once a year because every trip is unique.

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DePere, WI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We weren't sure what to expect at the end of season and last trip of season. this was fantastic!!! The crew was great! The biologist was so informative!! We saw way more than expected, while they were so very respectful of the whales and their needs. Will definitely recommend and do again. this time of year is awesome because we... More 

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Stafford, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We booked an 11 tour, but checked in early and they gave us an opportunity to get on the 10am boat, which was gave us a bit more time to enjoy our day. We sat on the upper deck and were lucky enough to see 2 Humpback Whales very close to the boat. They stayed close to the boat for... More 

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Eaton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Just my luck the day I decide to visit Provincetown and do a whale watching tour it rains all day. However despite the rain the charter goes out. We made it just past Race Point Light and turned around. The rain and wind were getting wicked. So no whales for me, however my money was refunded along with everyone else.... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This was a very nice trip. We only saw two adult fin whales and one calf. The seas were very rough and they gave out free Dramamine. I must say this boat was very comfy. You could stay outside, sort of outside sheltered behind the captain's wheel, or go inside where they serve food and drinks. There was a lady... More 

Thank RiverBirch1967
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

In the last week that the Dolphin Fleet operates (ends at the end of October), we had a fantastic few hours spotting fin whales, minkes, humpbacks and ocean sunfish. The sea was choppy for a time (but as far as I was concerned that made it more exciting!) but the spotting, teaching and commentary were excellent. We had hoped to... More 

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