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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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Fun, interesting and informative whale watch.

This whale watch company is great and worth the price. The pilot and interpreter took great care of... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
carolmcglinchey
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Whale watching

Couldn't have asked for a better day. Beautiful outside, sunny, saw a dozen humpback whales, a... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017
TroyDyer
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Hermon, Maine
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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 June 26, 2017 via mobile

This whale watch company is great and worth the price. The pilot and interpreter took great care of us and made sure that everyone on all sides of the boat got close to the whales. The pilot seemed to enjoy the chase as he anticipated...More

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Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

Couldn't have asked for a better day. Beautiful outside, sunny, saw a dozen humpback whales, a coupke fin whakes, seal and a couple harbor porpoises. The crew were very friendly and knowledgeable

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Reviewed June 23, 2017

This was our first trip and we had no idea what to expect. We saw Minky Whales, Fin Whales, and Humpbacks! If you are in Boothbay, you should not miss this!

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Reviewed June 22, 2017 via mobile

This was a very pleasant way to spend 2 1/2 hours viewing the beautiful Booth Bay harbor and the birds at East Egg island, especially the cute puffins. That said, the puffins are small and generally at least 50 yards away so bring binoculars. For...More

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Reviewed June 21, 2017

A fun day on the pemaquid lighthouse tour. A two hour cruise about the harbor. If the wind is blowing I'd advise a jacket. It does get cold on the sea and the employee's will suggest the same.

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Reviewed June 20, 2017

This 3 hour cruise was Fantastic. The crew and the Marine Biologist knew exactly where to go to see the whales. We saw Finn Whales and Humpback whales, and seals. They said there was a shark, but I didn't see it. But let me tell...More

1  Thank 180Marie
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Reviewed June 20, 2017

This was just what we expected and it was GREAT. Next time, will not bring a camera. If you do want to bring a camera, make sure it's a camcorder. Unless you are real quick and semi-professional photographer, you won't get much on your digital...More

Thank Susan F
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Reviewed June 19, 2017

We weren't initially going to go on this cruise but it was only $25 per adult and was a 2 hour cruise on the Lil bit of Maine trip. So glad we went. It gave us a better understanding of the layout of Boothbay, Southport...More

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Reviewed June 17, 2017

My daughter and I went on a whale watching tour. We were blown away by how many whales we saw- Fin, Minke, and Humpbacks. This was in addition to a basking shark, porpoises and seals. A mother and calf humpback hung around for quite awhile...More

Thank Linda N
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Reviewed June 17, 2017

Four of us went out on a whale watch tour and were very happy with the knowledge of the crew. We were impressed with the ability of the captain to find the whales and drive the boat for the best vantage points to see them....More

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Rebecca S
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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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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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Response from TroyDyer | Reviewed this property |
i know you can bring water, not sure about food
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