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Cape Cod's Finest Whale Watching

The 2020 Whale Watching Season is Just Around the Corner

…and the whales are already here!


Travelers Advisory: In accordance with statewide safety practices, our physical office is temporarily closed. However, you can connect with us at anytime by email at [email protected] or by leaving a voicemail at 508-362-6088.

Click here to learn more about our proactive precautions regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Time to Start Planning Your Cape Vacation

While most of our whales are enjoying warmer climates during the winter months, we are already preparing for our 2020 season.  Our schedule is now live and you can book your trip at your leisure. We await the first sightings of critically endangered North Atlantic right whales in Cape Cod Bay and we’ll be sharing that and other timely whale news with you on social media throughout the winter! We hope to see you aboard this year, and until our first trip on May 2nd, stay safe and warm!

Don't Miss the Boat! Get Your Tickets Now!

Order tickets online any time, without leaving home or picking up the phone. Save time, see what’s available and remember, e-tickets never get lost.  Simply keep them on your smartphone!

Whale Watch Gift Certificates

Whale Watch Gift Certificates

Looking for a unique gift for friends near or far? How about a gift certificate for a Whale Watching adventure out of picturesque Barnstable Harbor. The promise of adventure … the majesty of frolicking whales and dolphin … the exhilaration of sunshine and saltwater.

Plus our gift certificates are easy to order and a cinch to wrap! How could it get much better than this? Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises gift certificates are available in $56 (adults), $48 (seniors – 62+) and $36 (kids – 4 to 12) denominations. Order online now!



WhaleSENSE is a collaborative, voluntary program recognizing commercial whale watching companies committed to a higher standard of whale watching. Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises is committed to the principles of WhaleSENSE on all of our cruises. Our vessel operates in compliance with NOAA’s Northeast Whale Watching Guidelines and are active WhaleSENSE participants. Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises is a proud supporter of the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, the world’s most active charity dedicated to the conservation and welfare of all whales, dolphins and porpoises.

Best Of The Cape & Islands

Best of the Cape & Islands

Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises has been selected Best of the Cape & Islands – Land and Sea Excursions – Mid-Cape by Cape Cod Life magazine each year since 2014.

This is a readers’ choice award voted on annually by the magazine’s readers and subscribers. Cape Cod Life is the region’s premier lifestyle magazine showcasing the stunning natural beauty and historic charm of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket since 1979. Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises is proud to receive this award for another season!

Don't Miss Out!

The latest news and events from the Hyannis Whale Watcher team.


New research on the sand lance, 'a quintessential forage fish' for seabirds and marine mammals

#Humpback #whale- Tornado's calf chin breaches during a close boat approach for some #ThursdayMotivation! FYI-Close boat approaches go against the best practices of social distancing- so please don't try this at home.

New research on the sand lance, 'a quintessential forage fish' for seabirds and marine mammals

Watch out for whales! New sighting reported of 4 endangered #rightwhales spotted from a Boston-area beach. If you're on the water, go slow, watch for V-shaped spouts, and stay 500 yards away if you see them (drones, too). Report sightings to 866-755-6622.

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Today at 11 a.m. EDT, tune in to A Birds Eye View of Whales—a webinar with Science Center whale scientist Allison Henry! Webinar is geared towards kids in grades 2-6. Hosted by Grace Simpkins, educator for Woods Hole Sea Grant, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and our Science Center. Webinar will last about 45 minutes and will be streamed via GoToWebinar. Registration required! To register, please visit:

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