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Sunday, May 19, 2024


Enjoy life with dolphins, whales


By On Deck Staff

It’s like a mini cruise.
The trip is just two to three hours in duration, and you get to see dolphins, and on a good day—whales.
The Cape May Whale Watcher, 2nd Ave. and Wilson Drive at the end of the Parkway, sails four times a day, and on three of their sailings you have complimentary coffee, Danish, pizza, or hot dogs.
Ask about the Lucky Bones dinner buffet on the boat. It’s an additional cost, to your ticket, but it’s money well spent.
“The best time to come and see whales is spring,” said Darin Randle, a local who works on the boat. “But right now we are seeing bottom nose dolphins. Lately we have even seen a couple Bald Eagles.”
The Cape May Whale Watcher Fleet runs from the end of March until the first weekend in December.
To reserve a seat, call 800-786-5445 (toll free) or 609-884-5445. You can also reserve online at
They also have Miss Chris Fishing Center or the Osprey Cruise. For the Osprey Cruise, it’s best to call 609-898-3500 for Captain David Githens.
The whole marina is run by the Stewart Family, local to Cape May. Their Marina has two of the longest and fastest whale watching boats around—the Spirit of Cape May and Cape May Whale Watcher.
Just the ride itself on one of these boats is a lot of fun.
You won’t be disappointed when riding the Cape Whale Watcher. It’s a lot of fun and the sightseeing is breathtaking.

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