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Make Whale Watching on Cape Cod a Bucket List for Next Summer, 100% Worth It!

Whale watching on Cape Cod is spectacular, the prime whale watching season on Cape Cod is from April through October. During this time, several species of whales migrate to the area to feed on the abundant food supply. As whale watching season comes to a Close, here some tips to help you plan for next year!

Here are some key periods to consider when planning your whale watching trip on Cape Cod: 

  1. April to May: This period is known for the arrival of the North Atlantic Right whales, which are critically endangered. They migrate to Cape Cod Bay to feed on the plankton blooms. It's a great time to spot these majestic creatures. 
  2. June to August: The summer months offer excellent opportunities for whale watching, with a variety of species present. Humpback whales, Fin whales, and Minke whales are commonly sighted during this time. You can also spot dolphins, seals, and various seabirds. 
  3. September to October: Fall is another fantastic time for whale watching on Cape Cod. The weather is pleasant, and you may still catch sight of Humpback whales, Fin whales, Minke whales, and even some of the less common species like the Sei whale. 

It's important to note that whale sightings are not guaranteed on any given trip, as these are wild animals in their natural habitat. However, Cape Cod is renowned for its thriving whale populations, making it one of the premier whale watching destinations in the United States. 

To enhance your chances of seeing whales, consider booking a tour with a reputable whale watching company that has experienced guides and knowledgeable naturalists who can provide insights and information about the whales and their behavior. They can help ensure a memorable and educational whale watching experience.   

We hope your experience is wonderful!   

Whale watching tours, Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch, Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises, and Provincetown Whale Watch.   

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