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Cape May Whale Watch & Research Center

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1121 Route 109, Utsch's Marina, Cape May, NJ 08204-5204
+1 609-898-0055
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Not thrilled one bit...For a three hour tour, I would expect much more...

For a three hour tour, I would expect much more. Right away I was turned off by the large, rusted... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Ryan S
Three Hour Tour

We opted for the three hours whale, dolphin and bird tour. Nice boat. We sat upstairs in the full... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
Bill L
Burlington, New Jersey, United States
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1121 Route 109, Utsch's Marina, Cape May, NJ 08204-5204
+1 609-898-0055
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

For a three hour tour, I would expect much more. Right away I was turned off by the large, rusted out barge that is used as the dock. The ship was dirty and the staff of "naturalists" were not the friendliest or most knowledgeable. It...More

Thank Ryan S
Reviewed 23 September 2017

We opted for the three hours whale, dolphin and bird tour. Nice boat. We sat upstairs in the full sun, and refreshing breeze. I person sat in the enclosed downstairs with cushioned seats. Didn't see and whales, but a ton of dolphins, both close to...More

Thank Bill L
Reviewed 9 September 2017

During our thip we did not see even a single whale. We were able to see a few dolphins near the lighthouse and we spent like 40 minutes there. Not even sure why. I've done whale watch before in Cape Code and it was great,...More

Thank stya8
Reviewed 9 September 2017

It was a beautiful day to be on a ship. The sky was very blue the sun was shining, and the temperature was perfect. We saw at least 100 dolphins. Unfortunately, the descriptions, info, and announcements of the advertised on board naturalist were inaudible 90...More

Thank perlagold
Reviewed 5 September 2017

From the very beginning, a rude man in the parking lot explained nothing, but said that our coupons from Groupon they do not accept today. Then on landing a hundred times repeated that you can not take with you to the ship, neither water nor...More

2  Thank Alvul
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We went on the Dolphin Sunset Cruise. We rode in the bow of the boat and it was an very smooth ride. Even when the would ore the boat to the side to see the dolphins better I never felt off-keel (LOL). The staff were...More

Thank triplecreekrider
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Beware only of the fact there is another company called "Cape May Whale Watcher" that offers the same trips/times. YOU ONLY WANT TO GO TO THIS ONE WITH RESEARCH CENTER IN THE TITLE. With that said, I had a groupon for the Research Center but...More

Thank Julia R
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We went on the 3 hour dolphin / whale / bird tour and it was amazing. We did not see any whales, not for a lack of effort. We did see MANY dolphins and birds. The guides were friendly and provided us with lots of...More

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We went on this whale / dolphin watch October 24, 2015 and were not disappointed at all. First of all, the captain and crew extremely knowledgeable and helpful. They DO NOT go out if the water is rough. We had smooth sailing. Weather was perfect...More

Thank MagTin5
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

I couldn't believe the amount of dolphins we got to see on this tour! We bought the Groupon for our family of 6 and this was my kids first visit to an ocean and they wanted to see Dolphins so I did some research and...More

Thank fullofenergy87
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17 April 2016|
Response from jenalisa | Reviewed this property |
The Cape May Whale Watch and Research Center company is FAR more professional... customer orientated... knowledgeable... and FUN than their 'competition'- (NO competition in our opinion!) the Cape May Whale Watcher. These... More