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Cape May Whale Watcher
Whale Watching Tour Agency
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1218 Wilson Dr Cape May, NJ 08204
1218 Wilson DriveUSNew JerseyCape May08204
Whale Watching Tour Agency, Boat Tour AgencyToday 9AM–6:30PM
Monday 9AM–6:30PMTuesday 9AM–6:30PMWednesday 9AM–6:30PMThursday 9AM–6:30PMFriday 9AM–6:30PMSaturday 9AM–6:30PMSunday 9AM–6:30PM

The 110 foot Cape May Whale Watcher has been whale and dolphin watching in the Cape May, Wildwood, Stone Harbor, Atlantic City and the rest of the New Jersey Shore area since 1993. We have also been history cruising in conjuction with the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts since 1993.

We continue this long history with the all new 110 foot air-conditioned Spirit of Cape May. We offer the largest and fastest marine mammal watching boats in New Jersey and the only boats with the never expiring marine mammal sighting guarantee. We have been Dinner Cruising since 1994. We offer our PRIME RIB Dinner CRUISE Buffet Upgrade on our Sunset cruise, as well as our Famous Lighthouse Cruises.

Sailing from March until December from the Miss Chris Marina Dock in Cape May, NJ- with Daily Fishing, Boat Rentals, Kayak Rentals and Tours, Bird Watching Tours, and the Dancing Dolphin Gift Shop and Picnic Area. Enjoy free parking and do not hesitate to call us.

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"Spend your hard earned money elsewhere this company doesn't deserve it!"
"The boat ride alone is nice and though we never see whales we do see dolphin."
"The Entire Crew was friendly and always willing to help."
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Philip P.
2 months ago
I booked the tickets during the night from Thu to Fri for Fri. The friendly Lady in the Ticket booth was very helpfull even though I didn't print out my online tickets! FIRST STAR! Parking was Free and directly at the peer across the street! SECOND STAR! The Entire Crew was friendly and always willing to help. The Captain was very informative and engaged to find the best spots! THIRD STAR! ... And he was successful - several Dolphins, 2 Humpbacks and a Back-fin whale (forgot the name). We followed one of the whales for a long time and saw a lot Tail Shots and "Lunchfeedings". It was super cool and impressive! FOURTH STAR! My wife felt a bit sick but the bar tender directly helped us with recommending the seats in the rear and he gave her Ginger Ale to drink (why ever, but it helped) I wanted to pay for the Ginger Ale, but he said "don't worry about that, I want her to get better" Cool Guy! STAR number FIVE! The weather was gorgeous, the staff was super and the sea mammals were fascinating! Perfect Family Day, except for my wife ;-) THX to the Cape May Whale Watchers... I am writing the Review since all the bad reviews I read are bad mouthing this great company and people working for it.
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Anthony Green
2 months ago
1st time I've been back in 15 years, Booked this a month in advance and have nothing but great things to say. Zack and Matt were extremely knowledgeable and helpful with us throughout the entire trip. They even accommodated me with a special request. Highly recommended and I cant wait to go back. Their staff rocks. Pizza was good too! Thank you.
I love camping
3 months ago
We love it! We go serval times a year. We have a child who has special needs and without asking they made accommodations and were very kind and considerate. Thank you for a great experience!
Iaintbeat larry
7 months ago
Did the Fireworks yesterday ( July 3rd 2015).Was a total bust! Very unhappy. My wife and I have been out a few times before with no complaints. The boat ride alone is nice and though we never see whales we do see dolphin. Last night however leads me to believe that I will not be back again. Parking was terrible, boat seemed overloaded and unless you sat on the front of the boat, you got to see maybe half of the firework display.We were on the back. The boat points at the display leaving the people in the back and sides jockeying for spots when the boat shifted. Then if you want pizza, you wait in a long line. My wife did, and was able to only get 2 slices.1 slice per ticket.And she had to produce the tickets.Selling less tickets, ( even at a higher price) would have made it better. Yeah, I just convinced myself,I won't be back.
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Dawn F
4 months ago
Everything was excellent ! The parking is right across the street. The staff was extremely attentive to our needs, one member of our group is in a wheelchair. Several times during the tour, staff came to make sure she was O.K. We saw lots of dolphin, a few whales, lots of birds, and other marine life. Great job by the captain with his knowledge of the area and history. If you decide to take the trip keep in mind that the seas can be rough. We took precautions to avoid any sea sickness but there were quite a few unhappy sailors.
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Kimberly K.
3 months ago
Spend your hard earned money elsewhere this company doesn't deserve it! While I always try to support family businesses and their efforts, I have nothing nice to say about this family owned company. This company has no concept of customer service and would rather turn away 8 people who traveled 2 hours to go on their tour then even make some kind of effort to work out a problem. There is another whale-watching boat tour on the same street, I would purchase their tickets instead! I feel like there is something a bit sneaky going on with this "family owned" business based on our experience and the fact that other people in line with us had the same or similar issues with pre-purchased tickets... We purchased our 2-hour tour tickets on Groupon (for 8 people total) and tried to book a 10am, 2-hour tour for a birthday celebration on 10/10. When we called a few weeks prior, we were told by the female that answered the phone that the 2-hour tours may not be running this time of year because there may not be enough people. She said that our tickets would be honored for the 3-hour tour at 1pm that day at NO extra cost. Three days prior to our family's 2 hour drive to this marina, we confirmed that there would be no 2-hour two and that our tickets would be honored for their 3-hour tour... We were told YES. When we arrived, Bridget, in the office would not honor our tickets and we were told that we had to pay an extra $10 per ticket ($80 total) or call Groupon and try to get a refund. There was no effort made to try to resolve the problem and she refused to check for our reservation in their system to check for the note that our tickets would be honored. She was incredibly rude and unprofessional. She claimed, with an attitude, that she was the only female who answers the phones and that we must have spoken to her but she would never have told us that she would honor tickets because they are already loosing money on the Groupon deals and would not loose more money by honoring 2-hour tickets for a 3-hour tour. She also claimed to speak to over 400 people a day and so she couldn't possibly remember our conversation ...but basically accused US of being liars. I asked for an owner and was advised that Bridget is a manager (who was clearly never trained in being polite to PAYING customers). All this occurred under the sign hung at the desk to "be nice or leave".... considering there were numerous people sitting in the office staring at us and listening to our conversation but not one tried to right THEIR wrong, I consider this to be even more reason no one should utilize their tours. The captain also made a joke on the tour that people seem to think a 2-hour tour is the same as a 3-hour tour. As stated earlier, there were numerous other arguments going on at the ticket booth the morning we were there regarding pre-purchased tickets not being honored. We were told we could be booked on the 2-hour tour the next day...but then we would then have to pay for a hotel in order to not be upgraded and pay the extra $10 each. This was supposed to be a fun, relaxing day trip! We upgraded only because we made the drive down and had 8 people who had made plans to do this. Had we been locals we would NEVER have given more money to this money-hungry, uncaring, unprofessional, sneaky company. Oh, we did see dolphin on the tour but it was very rough, the captain made awful quick turns that made numerous people ill, the food is expensive and the entire crew was also rude.
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Barbara Pevahouse
5 months ago
Excellent experience.Been out twice. oth times saw a whale in addition to many dolphins.Saw a fin whale (rare) and just a week ago a humpback!Captain Stewart has extensive knowledge of the marine mammals in the area.He is also very mindful of the laws protecting them even if other boaters in the area don't (bennys?)He is extremely safety conscious.Some kid was trying to climb up on the rail.He announced "Get that kid off the rail.Both feet on the ground.On the way back to the marine he explained how they wanted to turn the marine into condos and Malibu mansions.The family wasw able to buy the property and I am so glad they did. I plan on making this another one of my Cape May traditions.
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Sean Pfeifer
a year ago
We love coming here every summer and have now gone out on the water 4 times with this great company! We've been on other dolphin watching boats and none can compare with the Cape May Whale Watcher! The knowledge of the sea life and history of the area that the captain explains during the tour keeps you engaged the entire trip and makes for a great tour!! Oh and the dolphins !!! We've see a ton of dolphins on our trips and we've even seen whales twice!!! The first time we saw the whales come up for air and spouts of water bursting into the air and just this weekend we saw one of two spotted whales raising his tail out of the water and slapping the surface !! What an experience! If you're visiting the Wildwood or Cape May area this is a must do!! Enjoy :-)
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Humpback whales sighted in Delaware Bay, at Wildwood Reef, and at Cape May Reef. Happy Halloween!
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Super Pod of 500 plus Bottlenose Dolphins about two miles offshore of Cape May, NJ this afternoon. #dolphinwatch #capemay
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Three humpback whales again today. Found in final hour of trip, but we got Em! #whalewatching #capemay
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Here is one of the three humpback whales sighted yesterday. This unique fluke was last sighted by Cape May Whale Watcher on August 24, 2014. #capemaywhalewatcher #capemay #whalewatching
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Another great shot of a lunge feeding humpback whale #capemaywhalewatcher #capemay #whalewatching
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Beautiful night to be out dolphin watching
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The dolphin in this photo is people watching. #CapeMay #capemaywhalewatcher
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Here is a breaching 40 foot Humpback Whale from Sunday as seen aboard the Cape May Whale Watcher. #capemay #whalewatching #dolphins
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Nice photo by first mate Zach Miller of a lunge feeding Humpback Whale taken yesterday. #capemaywhalewatcher #capemay #whalewatching
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Another beautiful evening aboard the Cape May Whale Watcher #whalewatching #capemaywhalewatcher #capemay
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Perfect afternoon with 100 Dolphins and two humpback whales!
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Double rainbow tonight along with 100 Dolphins. #dolphinwatch #capemay
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