Whale Watching

World-Class Destination for Whale Watching

Go whale watching along Stellwagen Bank, one of the world’s finest whale feeding grounds located off Cape Cod Bay. Seal cruises are another fun on-the-water experience, putting you right up close with these adorable mammals. Daily whale watch and seal tour excursions are offered in season, led by experienced naturalists

When is the Cape Cod whale watching season? 

Whale watching season on Cape Cod begins mid-April and runs through October. Peak migration period for the whales is from June through September. 

Why is whale watching such a popular activity on Cape Cod? 

Cape Cod is a world-class destination for whale watching because of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, a rich feeding ground just off of Cape Cod that attracts a large percentage of the world’s whale population annually. Stellwagen Bank consistently ranks among the top 10 places on the planet to see whales in their natural habitat. 

What should I bring with me on my Cape Cod whale watching trip?

Suggested items to bring include sunglasses, sunscreen, a jacket, binoculars, a book for the downtime, and most importantly, a camera.

Where should I go to plan my on the water experience? 

Whale watch excursions leave from three local ports – Barnstable, Provincetown and just over the bridge in Plymouth. 

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