So you’ve set aside a day for an exciting whale watching adventure
in Cape Cod bay-- great! Now it’s time to prepare. Fortunately,
the crew and staff will do the hard work for you, but it’s smart
to bring essentials so you can focus on the purpose of your trip: whale watching.
Wear comfortable non-slip shoes and bring a light jacket (it’s gets
colder out at sea), sunblock, snacks, seasickness medication if you’re
prone to it, your favorite snacks, and your camera. Binoculars will also
help you catch sight of whales if they’re being shy. The great thing
about whale watching is that you don’t need extensive preparation
or knowledge to make the most of you whale watching adventure in Cape Cod.
Bring a Good Attitude
Chances are, you’ll catch sight of a whale on your trip. But don’t
expect to encounter friendly and acrobatic whales right away; in fact,
sometimes it takes some navigation and patience before whales appear.
Bring an upbeat, curious attitude so you can learn from the crew, and
keep your eyes peeled for whales. There’s a lot to see and learn
on whale watching adventures, so make the most of it with a smile and
A good attitude includes being considerate, too, and not just to the crew,
but to the wildlife as well. Be courteous and polite to fellow whale-watchers, and
never throw trash into the water. We’re lucky to have these awesome sea
creatures near Cape Cod, so we want to respect their living habits by
keeping the waters clean.
Don’t Miss Out
If you spend the entire excursion glued behind your camera, you’re
missing out. Sure, a shot of a whale leaping out of the water is spectacular--
but if you see it with your own eyes, without a lens, the memory will
be clearer and sharper than any photograph. So, while photography is encouraged,
take a few moments to sit back and let your eyes, not your finger, do
Our crew at Captain John Whale Watching and Fishing Tours are ready to
show you the beauty of nature on our excursions around Cape Cod. To buy
your tickets and learn more about us, visit our
website or call us at (508) 746-2643. We hope to see to you soon!