Cape May Whale Watch & Research Center


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Boats ride up alongside playful dolphins and graceful whales for up-close viewing, and a guide points out marine life and historical sites

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Promotional value expires Aug 21, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 4 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts for morning or evening single option. Limit 4 per person for all other options. Limit 4 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required, subject to availability. 24hr cancellation notice required. May reschedule upon poor weather. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Whale-watching tours offer intimate glimpses of marine life, a luxury once reserved exclusively for those brave enough to dunk their heads into a lobster tank. Witness a less pinchy natural wonder with this Groupon.

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The Sunset Dolphin Watch cruise is currently out of season; the cruise will resume again in June 2013.

During two- or three-hour tours, experienced captains ferry passengers into the thick of where whales breach and dolphins play for an intimate and exciting viewing experience. As the boat circles the island of Cape May, a knowledgeable naturalist guide helps passengers spot breaching dolphins or whales and keeps guests informed on passing sea birds and other creatures.

Though Cape May Whale Watch & Research Center sometimes offers a discounted price online, this Groupon is still the best deal available.

The Starlight Fleet

The ships that comprise The Starlight Fleet's squadron of vessels each transport passengers across the waves on a variety of sea adventures. The Starlight ferries fisherman on four-hour excursions to hook sea bass, flounder, croakers and triggerfish, the captain using sonar, GPS, and a knowledge of the currents to identify prime fishing real estate. The Atlantic Star typically serves as a whale-watching vessel and is kitted out with a snack-filled galley and a touch tank filled with horseshoe crabs and other local sea life.

The company even boasts its very own pirate ship, The Dark Star, a custom-designed vessel built by Naval Architect Michael LeMole. It takes passengers on swashbuckling adventures during which they learn what a swash is and how to buckle it, as well as participate in treasure hunts and face painting.

Customer Reviews

2795 Ratings

crew was very helpful and made our maiden trip very enjoyable!
Ron A. · 4 days ago
wonderful experience, worth the ride from Pennslyvania. I wasnt going to attend, but glad that I did.
Robin · 7 days ago
This was a wonderful surprise. The food was good and the staff was attentive. Thanks for a fun night.
Linda S. · October 3, 2016
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    1286 Wilson Drive

    Cape May, NJ 08204


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