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Cape May Whale Watcher

The Cape May Whale Watcher offers the largest and fastest whale and dolphin watching boats in New Jersey and they are dog friendly. The owners, Jeff and Mary Stewart have owned dogs their entire lives, and love having well behaved and leashed pups aboard ship. In business since 1993, the Cape May Whale Watcher guarantees marine mammal sightings of whales or dolphins or porpoise. Well behaved pooches ride for free! Visit Website

Or call (609) 884-5445 or email for more information.


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Cape May Whale Watcher has received a rating of 4.7 out of 5 bones by 18 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 by 836 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Lisa
    Oct 7, 2023
    Best day ever!

    We had such a great experience on our trip. We had booked an earlier two hour trip which was
    canceled but they offered to upgrade use to the later three
    hour trip and we happily accepted and are so glad we did!

    We ended up seeing countless
    dolphins and two humpback whales. so majestic and amazing. Very knowledgeable and informative naturalist onboard who gave us so many facts about these marvelous creatures. Captain Matt loved our dog was constantly trying to get into the wheelhouse.

  • Dotty
    Sep 27, 2023

    what an awesome time today was! both myself, fiancé and 2 golden doodles took the voyage! Soooo worth it!!!!!! we enjoyed every minute of it! thanks for allowing our fur babies this amazing experience!

  • Alex
    Aug 31, 2023
    Great trip!

    we took Tucker for the sunset ride. Staff was friendly, one other dog on the boat with us that we made friends with. The Captain gave a good tour with the history of nearly everything we passed.

  • Jason
    Sep 20, 2022

    what a great time we had with our Weimaraner on the ship !! Staff were very accommodating and offered water and even a hotdog!! I wish more businesses where like this to our fur baby

  • Janine
    Aug 21, 2022
    Great adventure for a puppy

    everyone was friendly and so welcoming to our puppy Wren

  • Sue
    Aug 12, 2022
    Great dog friendly cruise

    We went on the dolphin sunset boat cruise with our dog. We tried to sit on the top deck, but there were already too many dogs up there! we opted instead for the lower deck on the right side, and it worked out perfectly for us. It was narrow passage for people to walk past us, but we just had Maya sit next to us on the bench to give other passengers room to pass. Maya did great on the cruise, and we enjoyed seeing numerous dolphins while the sun set. A magical time!

  • Farrah
    Jul 2, 2022
    Great family activity

    Saw lots of dolphins and the captain gave an informative tour.

  • Dixon&Delilah
    Dec 7, 2021
    Sea Adventures with the Pups

    Crew was friendly with our pups and we did see dolphins. Wine and beer was available on the first level - it was very relaxing, but make sure your dog have their sea legs to avoid sea sickness

  • Jean
    May 26, 2021
    Working to help us enjoy

    The crew was great and interested in our experience being positive.

  • Kirsten
    Jun 5, 2020
    It was awesome!

    We picked the whale watch/dolphin cruise because it is dog friendly. The trip in itself was awesome- we saw so many dolphins and felt that the captain and crew were very respectful of them. The crew was friendly and knowledgeable. The boat was very clean and comfortable. Lots of seating options to accommodate people who like the sun, want shade, or even some AC. Not only were they dog friendly, but they were very welcoming of our lab. They adhered to social distancing/masks etc. I'll take a cruise with them every time I go to Cape May!

  • Betsy
    Jul 17, 2018
    Great trip

    We were looking for something to do on our last day in Cape May and found a buy one get one 50% off deal for this tour. We booked it because of bringfido. The tour was great with interesting commentary, and a friendly crew that was very welcoming to Joey .

  • SBaker
    More than a year ago
    freaking awesome time!

    My husband and I and our 2 little girls (shih tzus) enjoyed a 3hr cruise. We saw so many dolphins we couldn't even believe it. There were so many pods it was almost unbelievable. Amazing experience and definitely dog friendly!!

  • Meredith
    More than a year ago
    A great time with the dog

    The boat is a good size, so although it was full, it didn't feel crowded and it was very stable. The dog was welcomed without issue. We couldn't believe how many dolphins we saw. You go all of the way around the Cape May point, so you see a lot in addition to wildlife. The captain was very good about pointing out the sites both in and out of the water. We just wish it was the full 2 hours as advertised (it leaves at 10:30 and returns at 12). Highly recommend.

  • Nicole
    More than a year ago
    dolphin cruise

    Nothing but good things to say...staff was so nice great to Winston and all their customers

  • Courtney
    More than a year ago
    Great time!

    We had a great time! The staff was very nice and people loved meeting our dog and couldn't believe we were allowed to bring him

  • Anne
    More than a year ago
    Nice trip with our dog

    We went on the sunset cruise and had a great time with family and our dog. We saw so many dolphin on the sunset cruise. Other passengers thought it was great that dogs were allowed. Will be back someday!

  • Ingrid
    More than a year ago
    Rude Captain

    I am rating this a one star, if it were up to me, I would rate it none. The reason for my low rating is because the "captain"/owner is a really rude person and his wife makes excuses for him as to why he is rude. Really? Berating your customers has an excuse? When we went to complain that the, ehem, "captain" was rude and called me names because I wasn't moving fast enough for him (I was trying to let a family in front of me pass) he got out of his chair and started yelling at me, never thinking that calling his customers names, like ridiculous, was wrong, in fact he never even tried to apologize, and the wife just made more excuses for him. It's too bad that this is the "experience" we walked away with. I did have my dogs with me, they got more attention than the no show whale! I will never give them my business again, there are other whale watching companies in Cape May, I would recommend instead. Simply stay away, they are undeserving of your business too.

  • Lindsay
    More than a year ago
    Something Different!

    We were visiting Cape May on a camping trip with our puppy. He is well behaved and loves everyone. So we took him on the whale watching tour. The staff was very welcoming and our puppy loved the trip. Definitely do this if you are in the area.

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