312 washington street mall
Cape May, NJ 08204
We’re open all year!
Why Should I Go? Whale’s Tale is a Cape May tradition and is open all year. Meander through three rooms full of surprises and something fun for all ages. For 38 years, Chuck and Hilary Pritchard have been selling items found nowhere else in town… Crabtree and Evelyn soaps and fragrances, sea life wall art in iron and clay, and horseshoe crabs of all kinds — stuffed, sterling silver, ornaments and prints. Browse through books about Cape May history, bird watching and sea glass; pick up a hand tooled leather journal and write your own Cape May story! The jewelry is in cases around the store with exotic sounding stones like Whiskey and Druzy Quartz and Chalcedony. Styles range from sophisticated (pearls and sea glass) to whimsical (dichroic glass in fishbone shapes) plus fair trade jewelry from Guatemala featuring Swarovski crystals. Don’t miss the seashells! Specimens and beauties from all seven seas to decorate your home or start a collection.
Insider Tip: The kids’ section is incredible. No chain store can match the quality of these beautiful educational toys. Puppets, puzzles, pop-up books — it’s the best of the best.
Sparkle with the colors, shapes, and materials of the sea in designs by Holly Yashi and Patti Jo Designs. Semi-precious, pearl, beach-themed.
Large, exotic, perfect specimens of rare shells from around the world. Shell-adorned boxes, frames, crafts.
Everything from Shells – A Smithsonian Handbook to children’s fairytales and nature books.
Whale’s Tale is famous for their selection. No matter who you need a card for, it’s here!
Folks say they love the special customer service they receive from all the staff at WT. In fact they’ve won “Best of Cape May” for customer service and “Best Gift Shop” for four years straight. Now that’s something to spout about!