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Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises

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Address: 269 Millway, Barnstable, MA 02630-1102
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Great views. .really close!

Misty grey day that became a memorable one with how close we got to several humpbacks. Saw one feeding too. Not expecting an additional 15 dollars to park, but otherwise trip was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 September 2016
Cazenovia, New York
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Cazenovia, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Misty grey day that became a memorable one with how close we got to several humpbacks. Saw one feeding too. Not expecting an additional 15 dollars to park, but otherwise trip was fun, comfortable, and informative.

Thank JDS318
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

On our last day of our trip my friend and I decided (at the last minute too!) that we had to do a whale watching cruise! The staff was so nice and accommodating! And they sure knew how to get the job done! We saw DOZENS of hump back whales! One of the three types of whale we got to... More 

Thank Ashley K
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Oh my word! What an amazing experience! Our trip was the first one out after four days of cancellations due to Hurricane Hermine. No one was sure if there would be any sightings. When we reached the feeding grounds we were surrounded by whales, in every direction there were bubbles, water swirls and then whales! We saw so many, so... More 

Thank helenw132016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Definitely a one time experience. We had an experienced guide and got to see many whales up close. The boat takes a long time to reach the spot where whales are visible, so plan for a good 4 hours. The top deck is open for adults and it can get very chilly and windy, so watch out! And bring cash... More 

Thank Anshuman D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

My partner & I apprehensively booked our tickets, not sure whether we'd see any whales during the voyage. We needn't have been worried, the trip started well with sightings of some of the smallest whales in the baleen parvedor, the Minke whale. Shortly after that, we were treated to close encounters with the stunning Balaenoptera physalus (Finback whale), the second... More 

2 Thank Duncan S
New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We took a whale watching cruise with Hyannis Whale Watcher last week (10th sept 2016) with four adults and a toddler. It is up there with one of the most amazing things I have ever done. We saw so many whales and lots were very close to the boat. We saw turning, feeding, diving and even a breech. The boat... More 

1 Thank Natalie G
Kingston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Have been on several whale watch trips before but this was the best! We saw soo many whales! Had a great time! Thank you to Captain Mike and John,the ships naturalist.....great job!

Thank mmtlaplante
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The most exciting whale watching trip I have ever imagined. It was our first time on a whale watching cruise and it did not disappoint !! The boat and staff were top notch , the sites and explanation of our surroundings as we cruised out to the Bay was so informative. The whales 7-14 at a time were feeding all... More 

Thank DarylmcA
White Plains, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

You will come out of this experience feeling happy. We took the cruise from Hyannis, it's almost an hour getting to where you spot the first whales. Expectations are low, but one you experience a sighting it's such an unique experience. The cruise itself could be much better, they closed off the deck seating that could have provided everyone an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

I've been on a few whale/dolphin tours, but none compare to this. We saw 6 humpbacks, a blue shark, and many finbacks. We had some amazing close-up views. The boat was clean and I liked how they had bathrooms on board. I also appreciated that we were able to bring our own lunch on the boat, and they had plenty... More 

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