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Whale's Tale

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Great place to find beautiful sea shells

We were looking for a couple of large sea shells to bring home to our granddaughter (if you've seen... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
ThomasTCat
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St. Louis, MO
Pretty little souvenir shop

You can find a nice selection of souvenirs and decorational items here. We really liked to browse... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Herr_KO
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Steinhagen, Germany
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2 Jul 2018
“Great place to find beautiful sea shells”
8 Nov 2017
“Pretty little souvenir shop”
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For over 40 years Whale's Tale has offered carefully selected gifts, jewelry, nature themed toys and greeting cards. Open year round on the Washington Street Mall in Historic Cape May, NJ.
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312 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1424
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Reviewed 16 August 2018

While in Cape May, we always stop at the Whale's Tale. They have some unusual and very nice items. The shop is much larger than it appears from the outside and prices are lower on many items than you'll find at other shops in Cape...More

Thank Ellen G
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

This boat ride is always a winner. We saw dolphins and enjoyed a great ride!! The staff is wonderful and very accommodating!! Great history of Cape May and the area!! Love it!!!

Thank dbreen21
Reviewed 31 July 2018

This little Cape Cod on Washington Street Mall in Cape May holds: 1)Jewelry Shop 2)Shell Shop 3)Toy Store 4)Greeting Cards 5)Other Beach Gift ephemera-plan to spend some cash-you'll want anything you see-this isn't a beach souvenir tourist trap-it's really well-made ,quirky items that you aren't...More

Thank Kathy R
Reviewed 2 July 2018

We were looking for a couple of large sea shells to bring home to our granddaughter (if you've seen "Moana", you will understand why) and none of the stores on Washington had them, until someone recommended Whale's Tale. We were happy they did because they...More

Thank ThomasTCat
Reviewed 9 November 2017

You can find a nice selection of souvenirs and decorational items here. We really liked to browse the store and found a few things to take with us. In the middle part you also have a quite big toy section where you can find cute...More

2  Thank Herr_KO
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Walked in and many employees but none greeted any customers, and it was quiet in the store. 2nd thing I noticed was it was quite warm in the store and it was a warm day, seemed to have no air on. I saw many items...More

3  Thank beachbums132017
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

I went into this store and a woman behind the jewelry counter was assisting me. She was very kind and knowledgeable but once I declined the necklace, she became short with me. I went to look at other pieces and I heard her mumble under...More

3  Thank OstranderG
Reviewed 2 August 2017

I've been going to the Whale's Tale for decades! The store offers delicate jewelry, toys and games, and very unique greeting cards. I always end up spending $30 or more just on cards. While many other shops have come and gone, the Whale's Tale continues...More

1  Thank Barbara W
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Over priced junk store. Will not return. Jewelry was not good quality! Too much perfume smell smacks you in the face when entering.

2  Thank Culture208121
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

I stock up on cards for the upcoming year at the Whale's Tale. So many times, I laugh out loud (and hear other patrons doing the same!) while shopping in the store's back room. There is a large variety of nature-oriented gifts like polished shells...More

Thank foodieg982
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