The Northeast Coast boasts a variety of unique beaches as well as some unforgettable sightseeing opportunities. Whale watching on Cape Cod, MA, is one of the most incredible sights to see on your getaway to the Northeast. Step on board a chartered vessel and explore the open waters! You might just spot a whale tail or fin peeking out from the top of the white-capped waves. Although whales don’t always make an appearance on these tours, part of the thrill is not knowing what you’ll see! While you’re always guaranteed to see beautiful ocean views for miles and miles, you also have the chance to see whales and dolphins in their natural habitat. Whale watching is just one amazing thing to do on the Cape. Request a copy of our complimentary Vacation Guide for more local recommendations on what to put on your itinerary!
Your Guide to Whale Watching on Cape Cod
When’s the Best Time to Go Whale Watching on Cape Cod?
Open season for whale watching on Cape Cod runs from mid-April through October. However, most marine life comes out to play from June to September. Book your trip with us during this time and add these other summertime things to do on the Cape to your itinerary!
Cape Cod, MA, Whale Watching Tips
Unfortunately, there aren’t any whale watching tours in Brewster, MA, due to our bayside location. However, our location is nearby all the best places for whale watching on Cape Cod. Hyannis, MA, and Provincetown, MA, are a couple of the best places that we recommend to guests.
Be sure to bring a camera on your adventures whale watching to capture breathtaking shots. To spot a whale, you must scan the waters constantly in hopes of finding a fin or tail. Keep an eye out along the horizon for things that don’t belong. Splashing in the distance often indicates a whale presence. Your guiding naturalist will be on the lookout as well and will add to the eyes scanning the water.
Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises
Enjoy what is described as, “Cape Cod’s finest whale watching” with Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises. This company offers daily whale watching tours during their open season. In 2019, the open season begins on April 13. Most days include two whale watching excursions, one in the morning and one in the early afternoon. You can purchase your tickets online to reserve your spot on one of these exciting excursions!
Attendees are sure to have a truly spectacular experience. These three-and-a-half to four-hour adventures are led by experienced captains and guided by expert naturalists. Sights along the way include coastal salt marshes, barrier islands, a historic cottage colony and lighthouse, and great views of the harbor.
Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch
Head over to Provincetown to embark on a whale watching adventure with Dolphin Fleet. These trips are designed to go beyond your typical boat trip by incorporating a wide variety of educational tools to enhance the audience’s awareness of whales and other marine life. Your vessel departs from Provincetown Harbor and includes many hands-on displays, such as baleen from humpback whales. There are also illustrations of the biology and geography around Cape Cod. You can schedule your trip on one of four vessels. These include the Dolphin VII, Dolphin VIII, Dolphin IX, and Dolphin X! Spots fill up quickly during the summer months. So, book ahead to guarantee your slot.
Cruise Back to Candleberry Inn
After whale watching on Cape Cod, MA, come back to our inn. When you book one of our guest rooms, you’ll also have access to all of our luxurious amenities. Enjoy a clean, yet filling breakfast before your whale watching excursion. When your tour is over, retreat to your guest room at our inn. For a truly nautical experience, book our Seabreeze Room. This is the perfect accommodation for those traveling with a friend, as it has two double beds!