• cape cod: whales swimming in the ocean

Whale Watching

Cape Cod’s dramatic geography places ocean currents and deep water close to the landmass making it a perfect launching pad for seeing whales first hand. Want to watch a whale breach with her tail dripping in salty water, or grab a peek of a fin skimming the surface? Nearby Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary is preserved for all ocean life from boat traffic and perfect for whale watching from Cape Cod!

The Woods Hole Inn has collaborated with the Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises in Barnstable, to offer a guests 25% discount. Barnstable is a short 45 minutes drive from Woods Hole and perfect for a family day-trip. This 3-4 hour tour is also a wonderful way to be out on the water to enjoy the coasts of the cape… That you are sure to spot whales along the way is a bonus!

Trips are offered daily from mid-May to mid-October. Adults are $55, children between 6 and 12 are $40 (a 25% discount off regular rates). Trips can be confirmed by contacting the front desk. Please email us as soon as you have the date and number of tickets that you would like for your reservation. Cruises are occasionally canceled for bad weather, other than that tickets are non-refundable. Please note that your trip is not confirmed until you have contacted the desk.

  • Pricing Details: $59/$46 per Adult/Child
  • Travel dates: April through to mid-November


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Book your Whale Watching Now!

Add this special to your reservation then give us a call!

To join this Whale Watching experience, click “Book Now” and choose the dates you would like to visit the Woods Hole Inn. Select your desired room. After doing this, you will be given a list of “Add-Ons”, and you will select the “Whale Watcher.” Please remember to enter the number of tickets you need e to go Whale Watching so we can reserve this for you.

Call to Book – (508) 495-0248