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Expedition: White Sharks and Whales!

Great white shark swimming near the surface of the water
tails of the sea boat on white shark and whale watch
Lindsay taking picture of a humpback whale emerging from the water

EXPEDITION: WHITE SHARKS AND WHALES!

Whale and Dolphin Conservation and the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (AWSC) host these all-day trips to see some of the most exciting wildlife Cape Cod has to offer - whales, great white sharks, and seabirds galore!

Experts from WDC and AWSC will be on board to show you whales and sharks while also explaining their biology, behavior, and conservation.

The proceeds from these all-day trips go toward WDC and AWSC’s mutual goal of ocean conservation.

2024 TRIP DATES -

Plymouth, MA Departures:

Saturday, August 3rd

Saturday, August 17th SOLD OUT

Saturday, September 7th

ABOUT THE TRIPS -

PLYMOUTH: We will depart at 8 AM from Plymouth, MA on board the Tails of the Sea owned by Capt John Boats. We plan to return around 4 pm.

All trips will be onboard a whale watch boat that gives us a raised view of all marine wildlife, including white sharks. The benefit of this raised view is that you can see sharks who are deeper in the water and would be tough to see from a boat that was lower in the water. Due to the size of these boats, we do have to stay in water that is at least 10 feet deep, which determines the areas we can go to for viewing sharks.

TICKET PRICING & INFORMATION -

Tickets are $195 per person (plus processing fees). All passengers are required to purchase a ticket, and it is one price ($195) for all ages. 

Tickets include a breakfast item, a bottle of water, and a lunch (including a choice of sandwich, chips, and dessert). Guests are welcome to bring their own food and non-alcoholic drinks onboard. (Due to food handling guidelines, we can't meet the needs of all dietary restrictions.)

In addition to being an incredible experience on the water, this trip directly supports the research and conservation of white sharks and whales. The AWSC and WDC are 501c3 nonprofit organizations, and this trip helps fund our conservation efforts and data collection of white sharks and whales.

When purchasing tickets please note that important trip information (including cancellations) will be sent to the email address used in your registration. Please use an email address that you check regularly.

If you have questions, feel free to send an email to [email protected].

Tickets are not transferable between dates and locations. Please double-check your calendar before purchasing to ensure you are buying for a date and location that works for you. Once a trip sells out (which usually happens quickly), we can not switch your tickets to a different date.

TICKET TRANSFERS

Tickets are not transferable between dates and locations. Please double check your calendar before purchasing to ensure you are buying for a date and location that works for you. Once a trip sells out (which usually happens quickly), we can not switch your tickets to a different date.

REFUND POLICY

Refunds (minus a $25.00/ticket service fee) may be made up until 30 days prior to the event:

For Aug. 3, last day for refunds is July 3rd

For Aug. 17, last day for refunds is July 17th

For Sept 14, last day for refunds is August 14th

All refund requests must be made directly to AWSC at [email protected].

If poor weather leads to the boat companies deciding it is unsafe to be on the water, requiring us to cancel the trip, we will issue a full refund to all trip participants (minus a $25/ ticket service fee).

Please Note: We will make every effort to search for whales, dolphins, porpoises, pelagic birds, sharks and other marine wildlife, but understand that weather may impact our destination and we cannot guarantee sightings of animals.

This trip is dependent on weather and sea conditions.

humpback whale fluking
mola mola bathing in the sun at the surface
great white shark swimming near the surface
spotter airplane
humpback whale fluking
Lindsay taking picture of a humpback whale emerging from the water