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Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch

#1 of 25 Tours in Provincetown Features Animals
307 Commercial St Unit 1, MacMillan Pier, Provincetown, MA 02657-2223
+1 800-826-9300
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We went in the early morning tour, and we were just blown away by the whale activity. We saw a... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2015
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Great whale watching!

Every time I visit Provincetown I do at least one, usually two, whale watching excursions. Trips... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2015
Carl W
Madison, Wisconsin
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Whale watching originators of east coast whale watching since 1975. trips depart daily from Provincetown harbor. 3-4 hours in duration. booking available on-line, private chartering available. trip times vary, up to 10 trips daily during July and August Season April- October
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  • Average2%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
307 Commercial St Unit 1, MacMillan Pier, Provincetown, MA 02657-2223
+1 800-826-9300
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Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

We went in the early morning tour, and we were just blown away by the whale activity. We saw a total of 15 whales. They get super close to you, and it was just great. You must must must go on a tour!

1  Thank nxtgrt1
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Every time I visit Provincetown I do at least one, usually two, whale watching excursions. Trips last about 3 hours (sometimes up to 3.5 hours) and, so far, have never NOT seen whales. This year I did two trips. The first was good - we...More

2  Thank Carl W
Reviewed 15 July 2015

Most recent trip was on 07/07/15. This is 3rd trip on Dolphin Fleet and the very first one that I actually saw Humpback whales (which is the preferred whale to see as they are active, stay on the surface and sometime jump from the water....More

Thank Marks_Experience
Reviewed 15 July 2015

My wife and I have been going on the Dolphin Fleet whale watches for over 20 years and we've never been disappointed. Not only do we always see whales like we did this day but the caring experts aboard Dolphin never fail to enlighten and...More

Thank nickpD8656VV
Reviewed 15 July 2015

For some reason we waited till our kids were 19 and 23 before taking them on a whale watch. It was worth the wait. The boat was perfect for the capacity of tourist and the tour guide was excellent. We must have seen 20-25 different...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Fantastic day on the open sea with these majestic creatures. We saw at least a dozen whales on our trip. If you want to feel small in the world...have a whale swim close to your boat. Simply amazing! There was also a girl filming a...More

1  Thank Jyoti05
Reviewed 14 July 2015

We saw so many whales including jumping Minkes, feeding Humpbacks and even a Fin whale (I hope I have the names right!). Our guide was so knowledgable with years of experience working with whales. He took us to a number of different places before we...More

Thank Kate M
Reviewed 12 July 2015

Our family takes the whale watching tour every few years and we're never disappointed. We have always seen lots of whales and are impressed with how clean, efficient, and well-run the dolphin fleet boats are and how knowledgeable and friendly the staff is. I highly...More

Thank 007MBG
Reviewed 12 July 2015

This three hour tour kept us close to the beach, but that's where we saw Finback whales up close. Magnificent HUGE creatures. The captain kept us close. While there we also saw a Minke and a Mother/Calf Humpback. We were able to get great close...More

1  Thank JEFFREY K
Reviewed 11 July 2015

My husband and I went to the East Coast for our vacation. We decided to go to Cape Cod and we love to be on the water, seeing whales, dolphins, etc. I found Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch and decided to give this one a try....More

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Hi people - a couple of questions I hope you can help with, please. We are visiting from the UK. 1. We are staying near Yarmouth / Barstable 21/22 May. Are best to get a tour from Barstable or drive round to Provincetown? Do we get more time on the Banks from Provincetown? 2. Should we book in advance, or are there plenty of spaces? (Once tried to do a trip from Gloucester in 2012, but was cancelled because of tail end of a hurricane coming up the coast). Thank you in anticipation!
1 May 2017|
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Response from steven e | Reviewed this property |
Yes go to Provincetown. After the trip there are lots of shops to walk around and nice restaurants. We booked, but some people turned up and were lucky to get a seat on the day. It's the same price so you might as well book... More
We are coming the second week of August, which time of the day is the best tour to take to see the whales? Was considering mid afternoon 1:30 or the 5:30 p.m. tour. Thank you.
17 April 2017|
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Response from Kellie J | Reviewed this property |
We went on the 10am cruise which I understand is better because the waters and winds are usually calmer! If you have the opportunity try to do the morning cruise!
Hello, What are the chances of seeing whales mid April of this year?
19 February 2017|
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Response from dawnaddy2017 | Reviewed this property |
we were there in October and saw hundreds of whales. I had never seen so many. that area is a rich feeding grounds for whales so chances are usually pretty good. but contact the fleet and ask.