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Thank you for a Great Whale Watching Season!
See you in April 2019.

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The season is over … and it was really something special. Don’t miss out. Start planning now for your 2019 whale watch. We saw whales on every trip this season and every trip was different! We saw humpback, finback and minke #whales, and at times, huge numbers of Atlantic white-sided dolphins. Seals and seabird sightings rounded out a true North Atlantic adventure. Hope to see you aboard in the spring!

Book in January so you’re on board when our jet-powered, state of the art vessel Whale Watcher heads offshore to Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary for an unforgettable encounter with the whales. The waters around Cape Cod consistently rank as one of the world’s top 10 whale watching destinations. With over thirty years experience, and a sighting rate of 99%, Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises looks forward to providing you with the whale watching adventure of a lifetime!

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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 $53 (adults), $45 (seniors – 62+) and $33 (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!

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


Pilot Whales Use Different Dialects And Teach Them To Their Children

45m, ancient #whale relative Basilosaurus found to be a top marine predator that even preyed on other #whales. They'd certainly be quite sight, but we're happy sticking with with #humpbacks!

Giant singers from neighboring oceans share song parts over time

We're all connected. Whether you're a little anemone living under the sea, a pine tree on top of a mountain or a human living in a city, we all share the same basic DNA, with infinite complexity and infinite variation that sets us all apart not just as species but as individuals.

Another #whale win for #WhaleWednesday! National Geographic: This baby sperm whale was tangled in ocean trash for 3 years.

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He is one of the most famous whales in the gulf of Maine and known for his underbite -we love hearing that sockeye made it to Samana.15th of January, 2019. Samana Bay. Today the whale watch season officially opened with sunshine, calm seas and great expectations. Out we cruised with 50 intrepid whale watchers and spent a while watching a pair of 15 minute stationary divers. Nice start but there are spouts on the horizon.... a single whale moving slowly , surfacing every 6 to 8 minutes and then we see a signatory white patch and on the next surfacing.....SOCKEYE!! with his wonderful underbite is here in Samana Bay. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 days ago

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& then there were two!!
Right whale calves that is...Second right whale calf of the season!

When the winds calmed near sunset last night -Jan.13, 2019- a familiar silhouette appeared just off the beach in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL - a right whale mother-calf pair!

This is the second confirmed calf of the 2018-2019 calving season. The mother has been preliminarily identified as Catalog #3317, researchers hope to see the pair again soon to collect more photographs.

You can help – right whales and humpback whales are often visible from shore in Florida during the winter. Please report whale sightings ASAP to 877-WHALE-HELP.

To view 2018-2019 right whale calving season album:

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, photographed from land.
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4 days ago

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yay, the first sighting of a Gulf of Maine whale off the breeding ground in the Dominican Republic/Samana Bay!12/01/2019: Esta mañana realizamos la primera salida de monitoreo de ballenas jorobadas en la Bahía de Samaná de esta temporada. A pesar de que la mañana empezó nublada al final termino siendo un bello día. Observamos una pareja compuesta por ballena adulta y un juvenil los cuales logramos foto-identificar.

Para nuestra sorpresa la ballena adulta ya es un individuo muy conocido por nosotros, se trata de Jirafa una ballena que ya ha estado en la Bahía en años anteriores y este año al parecer está acompañada de lo que suponemos es su bebe del 2018.

Jirafa es una ballena vista de manera frecuente en el Golfo de Maine en los Estados Unidos, la cual es su zona de alimentación.
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Cruising south...January 16, 2019: Time has been flying by and Bounce has just passed Bermuda. She is now nearly halfway to the breeding grounds.

January 10, 2019: Bounce the tagged humpback whale has started her southbound migration to the Caribbean breeding grounds! This will be our first detailed look at a southern migration from the Gulf of Maine.
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A Sight for Sore Eyes – the first right whale calf of the season, spotted again, yesterday!
Seen January 6th off Amelia Island, FL – the young right whale calf of Catalog #2791 surfaces amidst an ocean of cannonball jellyfish.
So far, a total of 12 North Atlantic right whales have been documented by aerial survey teams, including this mother-calf pair in the winter calving area off the coast of Florida and Georgia.
We will keep you up to date on right whale sightings. Check out all our survey photos in our 2018-2019 Right Whale Calving Season Flickr album:

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, taken under NOAA permit 20556-1
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