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Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch

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Address: 307 Commercial St Unit 1, MacMillan Pier, Provincetown, MA 02657-2223
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+1 800-826-9300

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

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End of season highlight

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... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2016
Alastair B
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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 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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216 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
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 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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397 reviews
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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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

While holidaying in Cape Cod, it would be rude to not go whale watching. We chose to go with Dolphin Fleet and booked online. A lot of reviews said the parking was at least $3.50 a day, but we managed to find The Parking Place in Bedford Street for $5 all day, so we felt we had a bargain. The... More 

1 Thank Bridget C
Northwich, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

We went out on a beautiful day near the end of October. It was 70 degrees, unusual for fall weather! Our guide and whale expert, Carolyn was fantastic with all the facts about the area and what Whales we would hopefully spot. We saw 7 or 8 bluefin and quite a few minky whales but we also spotted a bluefin... More 

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Hughesville, Maryland
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is my third whale watching trip around the world and it was the best experience by far (even more so than Maui during mating season!)! To start with the basics, the trip is CHEAP relative to San Francisco or Hawaii tours, the dolphin fleet was beautiful and comfortable with a friendly staff and the guide was a true professional... More 

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Lyndhurst, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Really great experience. Went out on a dull day hoping to see a few whales. We certainly weren't disappointed as we saw dozens of them! Always wanted to see whales and this was better than expected. Well organised trip, good commentary up to the site and during the time there - so many whales we really didnt know where to... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

My boyfriend and I bought tickets for our anniversary this fall and I will say this was an experience we will never forget! They have two times for departure. Make sure you get there an half hour early to board at the pier. There was food and drinks (alcoholic as well), available on the ferry along with a fun and... More 

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I'm so pleased we went on this trip. We saw 18 humpback whales very close to the boat. Absolutely brilliant experience, have your camera ready from the word go. The trip lasts up to4hours, with a very useful commentary throughout. I learnt such a lot throughout the trip. Definitely a must! Take sunglasses, jacket, sunscreen and camera and you're all... More 

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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

My companion wanted to do this so we did. I wasn't impressed but then we are relying on mother natures' creatures to be on display for us. The humpback whales were very quick and try as hard as he could the captain couldn't control the whales! He did his best to point out to us where the whales might breach... More 

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