Cape Cod Whale Watching
Cape Cod Whale Watching is one of the most sought after experiences for Cape Cod visitors and residents. Seeing some of the largest animals on the planet perform unpredictable and exciting acts is a thrilling experience. The voyage on the boat and the anticipation to see these majestic creatures makes the overall experience more enjoyable.
Not only are whale watches fun, they also are educational, with many tours featuring naturalists or other knowledgeable personnel to inform you and answer questions regarding whales.
Many Cape Cod Whale Watching tours departing from Provincetown go out to Stellwagen Bank, where all different forms of life congregate and whales go to feed during the warmer months. You have a chance to see many different types of whales, depending on where you are. Some of the whales you might see include Finback, Sei, Minke, Right, Pilot and the Humpback. Whales are not the only creatures you may see during the trip; other animals include dolphins and porpoises. There are also birds, like northern gannets, who may be feeding at the same time as the whales!
Depending on the size, some vessels feature hands on activities for the whole family. These activities also include information about the various wildlife that you may encounter during your voyage. Cape Cod Whale Watching is a memorable experience and the excursions are appropriate for the family.
The best time to go Cape Cod Whale Watching is from April to October.
Cape Cod Whale Watching Tips
- Dress Warm – Being out on the water is always colder than being on land.
- Bring a Camera – Whether it’s a normal camera or your phone’s camera, there will be many great photos to be taken!
- Motion Sickness Medication – You want to make sure your trip is enjoyable and memorable for the right reasons.
- Learn as Much as You Can – Ask questions! Both naturalists and or other experts will have lots of information to share.
- Bring Sun Protection – Both sunglasses and sunscreen make your trip more comfortable.
- Wear the Right Footwear – Comfortable shoes that allow you to keep your balance on a boat are key.
Whale Watching Cruises & Private Charters
- Dolphin Fleet of Provincetown – Departs from MacMillan Pier, Provincetown
- Provincetown Whale Watches – Off of Fisherman’s Wharf, Provincetown
- Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises – At 269 Millway from HyannisHarbor
- SeaSalt Charters – Off of MacMillan Pier, Provincetown
- Reel Deal Fishing Charters – Departs from Truro, Orleans or South Yarmouth