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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 October 2016
Julie A
DePere, WI
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DePere, WI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 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 

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Stafford, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 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 

Thank FoodNWine1
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 

Thank Beachcomb_33
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 23 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 

Thank joy l
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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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