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Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch

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42 Commercial St, Piers 1 and 7, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1822
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Great Time on the Water

Took the 9:30 whale watch on July 4th. It was a beautiful day and we saw plenty of marine life... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
dickster243
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Massachusetts
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Whale watch

We had a fabulous time! Dominique was an excellent and knowledgeable guide! Get there earlier than... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
Melissa C
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Cap'n Fish's offers daily cruises to whale feeding grounds.expert narration,full galley, temp controlled and fast modern ships. In addition to Whale Watching, we offer many other sightseeing cruises, including our PUFFIN WATCH cruises (narrated by the National Audubon), our Kennebec River Cruises,lobster trap hauling cruises, lighthouses, seals, harbor cruises. A FEW REASONS TO CHOOSE US FOR THE FINEST WHALE WATCHING EXPERIENCE: Cap'n Fish's in the ORIGINAL Whale Watch in the Mid Coast Maine region, and have the most knowledge of whale feeding grounds, whale movement during different times of the season, and where to go for the BEST Whale Watch Experience In Maine. Founded over 80 Years Ago, we have been whale watching far longer than anyone on the midcoast. VESSEL SPEED: Cap'n Fish's has the fastest vessels in the region which provides more time to visit the whales at the feeding grounds. PASSENGER COMFORT: We have the largest and most comfortable Main Salon in the region with individual padded seats. You can relax with food and a drink in our temperature controlled main salon, which also features a 360 degree view of the outside. Our upper deck which features individual cushioned seats, and the best, and largest, top deck in the region for whale watching. CAPTAINS & CREW: Cap'n Fish's onboard marine biologists and naturalists have a vast knowledge of the marine life found on the gulf of Maine, and provide expert narration. If no whales are seen the day you go, you will be issued a standby pass good for not only another whale watch, but it may also be used on any of our other sightseeing cruises such as 3 hour Kennebec River Cruise, National Audubon Puffin Nature Cruise, Capt'n Combo and many more. So, if no whales are seen your options are many here not just to on another whale watch, it's your choice!
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42 Commercial St, Piers 1 and 7, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1822
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Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

Took the 9:30 whale watch on July 4th. It was a beautiful day and we saw plenty of marine life including fin whales, minke whales, harbor porpoises, seals, and many sea birds. Captain Tabor did a great job piloting the boat. Ali, the Naturalist on...More

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Reviewed July 3, 2017

We had a fabulous time! Dominique was an excellent and knowledgeable guide! Get there earlier than the lady in the kiosk tells you to if you want to get your pick of seats...not that you'll spend much time sitting down! It is far more exciting...More

1  Thank Melissa C
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Reviewed July 3, 2017

The experience was great. We saw several whales and a few good flukes/dives. At one point we were seeing so many spouts on all sides of the boat that we never knew where to look! The captain was skilled and responsive and the onboard marine...More

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Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

Our river cruise was top notch. Boat was clean and well maintained. Captain John was very professional and well informed. He handled his boat better than anyone I've ever seen. Would recommend this company any time.

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Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

Boat took off on time and was well worth the price. We saw lots of puffins and other sea birds. The boat had a naturalist on board that was willing to answer questions as well as give information.

Thank Ann C
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Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

We had a great time! 3.5 hour total trip on the whale tour. Would have been nice to know you can board early. We were there 15 minutes early and the boat was nearly full, with only inside seating left. Once you get further out...More

Thank Caleb S
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Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

What an exciting four hour tour! Good food on board and a wonderful marine biologist to point out the wildlife. The large ship offered space inside and up top for an unforgettable experience. Safety was emphasized but kids were easily able to see the sights...More

Thank Marlene B
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Reviewed June 28, 2017

This was a 4-hour whale/Puffin cruise. We were amazed to see a pod of 5 Fin Whales, the captain waited for the pod to dive and come back up multiple times so all could see. The biologist was informative and actually quite funny. The Puffins...More

Thank Nanette F
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Reviewed June 28, 2017

Our family of 5 took an early afternoon combo cruise of whale watching and puffin observation. Unfortunately the weather was not good enough to spot whales as there was a fog bank off shore at the feeding grounds and for safety and time measures we...More

Thank Joel H
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Reviewed June 26, 2017 via mobile

We had an awesome time on this 3 hour tour. Captain was great, very informative. We went through a brief rain shower and rough seas but it was still a great time. The swing bridge was an experience. We will go again! Loved it.

Thank Sheri S
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Rebecca S
January 14, 2018|
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Response from Joyce S | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any dogs on our trip. They show you how they catch lobster so don't know how a dog would react when they pull them up out of the water.
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October 17, 2017|
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Response from cobbrica | Reviewed this property |
I believe that this time of year, only a 1:00 afternoon slot is available. Trips generally last from 3 to 3.5 hours. The peak whale watching season may be behind us. You may want to contact them directly, to see if it is... More
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July 18, 2017|
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Response from TroyDyer | Reviewed this property |
i know you can bring water, not sure about food
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