Cape Cod, MA

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Much like a flexing arm reaching into the
Atlantic, Cape Cod points at Stellwagen Bank, an underwater plateau teeming
with eels and plankton in the Gulf of Maine. After a long winter spent nursing
their young in the tropics, underweight whales return here to feed. In fact, so
many humpback whales gather in this area that they were named after the region—Megaptera
novaeangliae
means “big-winged New Englander.”

Season: April to October.

Go Whale Watching: The Dolphin
Fleet
is one of the world’s most respected whale-watch operations.

North America's Best Whale-Watching Spots

Cape Cod, MA

Much like a flexing arm reaching into the
Atlantic, Cape Cod points at Stellwagen Bank, an underwater plateau teeming
with eels and plankton in the Gulf of Maine. After a long winter spent nursing
their young in the tropics, underweight whales return here to feed. In fact, so
many humpback whales gather in this area that they were named after the region—Megaptera
novaeangliae
means “big-winged New Englander.”

Season: April to October.

Go Whale Watching: The Dolphin
Fleet
is one of the world’s most respected whale-watch operations.

North America's Best Whale-Watching Spots

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