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Capt Bill & Sons Whale Watch

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Open today: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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Our son had never been on a whale watch and we booked with Capt Bill well in advance. We were so... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hartford, Connecticut

We saw tons of wildlife this weekend!! Total of 7 humpback whales (some were very close to our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Port Orange, Florida
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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...more
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Hours Today: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
24 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930-5004
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our son had never been on a whale watch and we booked with Capt Bill well in advance. We were so excited and even spent time researching whales that we may have encountered. WELL, our son came down with a very high fever the day...More

Thank apueschel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw tons of wildlife this weekend!! Total of 7 humpback whales (some were very close to our boat), two Fin Whales in the distance, two harbor seals and several Atlantic white-sided dolphins. The best part was being able to watch a rare behavior called...More

Thank DianeS228
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

It wasn’t a great day for a whale watch, very foggy, but we managed to see 3 humpback whales and watch them play, and then nap for a while. I was worried we wouldn’t see anything due to the fog but they managed to find...More

Thank RZTR
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Staff was great. We saw humpbacks, finbacks n minkes. The kids talked with staff and asked questions. All young docents were kind and attentive. We had 3 kinds ranging in age from two and half to 7. Each kid had a blast. When tired we...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Highly recommended. The crew was great and the boat was not crowded. They made a good effort to get us as close as safely possible and we saw several whales.

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Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Great trip this morning. Boat is very nice with plenty of seating and room to walk around. Multiple bathrooms and a great snack bar. Saw multiple whales and dolphins which was amazing. Excellent experience!

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Reviewed July 4, 2018

We saw tons of whales and dolphins too! The oceanographic experts onboard were wonderfully informative and just as excited to see the whales as the passengers were. It was 90 degrees on land and high 70s at sea so it was a lovely way to...More

Thank mkenney2016
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

What can you say crew was fantastic. Boat was not overcrowded and we saw Humpbacks. Been on 4 whale watches and this was by far the BEST! It was a perfect day and quite a show. Nice gift shop also. Definitely recomend

Thank flycatcher06
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

2nd time with this whale watch. So much great info learned about whales and habits also seen so many whales both trips. Truly great trip with a great company that cares for these wonderful creatures. Can’t wait to visit again.

Thank P4821QQmargaretf
Reviewed January 6, 2018

A whale watch provides fun for all ages. Our boat was full of enthusiastic passengers, and while we had to travel to the furthest end of the territory usually populated with whales, the trip was certainly worth its while. The naturalist welcomed us and provided...More

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October 14, 2017|
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Response from txblanc | Reviewed this property |
It seems that smokers were allowed at the back on the lower deck onlu...
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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.
February 19, 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.