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Capt Bill & Sons Whale Watch

#3 of 29 Tours in Gloucester Features Animals
24 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930-5004
+1 978-283-6995
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Highly recommended

We were a group of twelve - as well as a good price for the party we had a very enjoyable time. As... read more

Reviewed yesterday
United Kingdom
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We had a great day. The weather wasn't great but the up close encounters made up for that. We saw 8... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Capt. Bill & Sons Whale Watch is a small, family-owned and operated, whale watch company out of Gloucester MA. We take pride in giving the best whale watch tours North of Boston. Join us at Capt. Bills for a 4 hour whale watch trip you will never forget! Each trip is fully narrated by a marine biologist from the Blue Ocean Society, who will teach you all you need to know about these majestic marine mammals and other sea life. Sightings Guaranteed!
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  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
24 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930-5004
+1 978-283-6995

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were a group of twelve - as well as a good price for the party we had a very enjoyable time. As the whales happened to be a good way south at this time the trip out and back was quite long. BUT it...More

Thank Cheeseraker
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a great day. The weather wasn't great but the up close encounters made up for that. We saw 8 whales and the all spent a bit of time right up next to our boat. (I didn't get great pics because I was living...More

Thank Sunni S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was so impressed with the knowledge of the crew. We saw two humpback whales. We were with them for the whole afternoon. The boa was perfect size for everyone and you could be inside or on top and still get a good view. I...More

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love, love, loved this trip today. We did the 9am trip and I highly recommend the early start. The later trip was much much busier. I was worried we wouldn't see any whales, but after about 2 hours we found so many pods, so many...More

1  Thank Corrine P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good company for whale watching. We went out quiet a bit and finally saw several hump back whales. We saw them breaching out of the water several times. The guide was very helpful and informative. I highly recommend them.

Thank Edward Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a little nervous as first that we wouldn't see any whales. We went out to Stellwagen Bank and saw nothing. The captain headed down to Cape Cod and it was worth the about 3 hour trip down. There were lots of whales not...More

Thank gljohnsonjr
Reviewed 1 week ago

first of all I would like to say the whale watch boat and most of the staff were great ! now on the other side my trip began with turning my vouchers in at the counter and having the woman look at them and saying...More

3  Thank cathrynkoch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Time well spent. No rush. We saw the pair of humpback whales for about 45 minutes. Biologist on board were very knowledgeable.

Thank Abhijit M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guide (biologist) was very knowledgeable and explained all about every fish, bird, and mammal we encountered, and yes, you see way more than just whales. The tour was definitely enjoyable. The only complaint is that there is only one rest room on the boat....More

Thank Cathy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came as a group of first and second graders from a small school in Vermont. The owners and operators were very welcoming. We headed out with the knowledge that we might not see anything or only see some whales from a distance. What a...More

Thank Jessica S
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26 July 2017|
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Response from RParks2013 | Reviewed this property |
As I recall it was about 5 hours. It's quite a jaunt getting there and getting back.
19 February 2017|
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Response from Milford_PaMooseman | Reviewed this property |
Normally whale watching tours end around Columbus Day and begin again in the spring.
14 August 2016|
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Response from Melanie G | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't chance that. They don't go out everyday. We wanted to go out on a Friday, and they went out on Thursday and Saturday of that week.