If you're like many people, you think whale watching is done from a boat in the middle of Alaskan waters. While the whale watching there is certainly majestic, it's equally so here in our home - Cape Cod! Stay at the Cape Codder Resort & Spa and your whale-watching excursion is just a short drive from our resort.
Cape Cod... What images does this conjure up? Quaint cottages along the seashore? Flowers blooming in spring? Parks and museums dedicated to the Kennedy's? All of that is absolutely true - but there's more to Cape Cod than just that.
Cape Cod is actually voted one of the top 10 places in the world to whale watch! One of our favorite (and highly recommended) whale watching tours is with Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises. They have a whale sighting rate of 99%. What's that mean? It means you're almost 100% guaranteed to see a whale on one of their cruises. And if you've never seen a whale live, well, let's just say you might need a tissue or four. It's a breathtaking experience and many people are immediately overwhelmed to the point of tears.
What can you expect to see on a Cape Cod whale watching excursion? From the months between April through October, whales come to the waters of Cape Cod to feast on fish in the Northern Atlantic. On an excursion, you might see Finback Whales, Humpback Whales, Pilot Whales, Orcas or even the rarely seen North Atlantic Right Whale! It's likely you'll see other amazing marine life while you're out on your trip as well. Cape Cod is a marine life lover's dream! It's quite possible you'll see sea turtles, sea gulls, seals, dolphins and crabs. In fact, you could end up seeing over 400 different types of animals - and they're all there for one thing: food.
It's likely, too, that you'll spot some unwanted visitors in our Cape Cod waterways, like balloons, straws, plastic bottles and other litter. Thankfully, your boats are staffed with incredibly educated professionals that will teach you all about how we can all help take better care of our water, and in turn, our animals!
From the page of Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises:
On all trips, the Whale Watcher carries two licensed captain who are licensed to 100 tons (off)shore (sic). Collectively our captains have over 50 years of whale watching experience. Our captains operate safely and responsibly according to the Northeast Regional Viewing Guidelines. The Whale Watcher was among the first boats to enroll in WhaleSENSE. WhaleSENSE is a voluntary education and recognition program offered to commercial whale watching companies in the Northeast U.S. This program recognizes companies committed to responsible whale watching practices and ocean stewardship. WhaleSENSE is a voluntary education and recognition program offered to commercial whale watching companies in the Northeast U.S. This program recognizes companies committed to responsible whale watching practices and ocean stewardship.
Our professional naturalists are experts in their field and have many years of experience in sharing the marine environment with visitors. Throughout the trip, they provide engaging, entertaining, and educational narrative. They enjoy visiting with passengers to answer questions and share the excitement of the whale watching.
We hope you'll consider staying with Cape Codder Resort & Spa during your whale-watching excursion. We have so many activities, multiple restaurants on-site, an incredible spa for a nice massage or facial after your long day outside... it's all here! Hope to see you soon.