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Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch

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

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

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We Saw Lots of Whales

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank Julie A
Stafford, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank Alastair B
Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

It is unpredictable to go on a whale watch. You never know what you will see. However, the day and time we went [August 24,2016 1:00pm] was the very best alignment of time and place. We saw so many whales that came so very close to our ship. It was amazing. Better sighting than mating season in Hawaii. These whales... More 

Thank Noreen M
Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We booked this trip on line for the 4pm departure and the cost was $47. Good job we booked, the boat was really full with a large party. If you want to get a seat on the boat, I would advise you arrive 30 minutes before departure. It get quite chilly on the way back to Provincetown when taking this... More 

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