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Captain John Boats

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Closed Now: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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“humpback whales”(41 reviews)
“stellwagen bank”(20 reviews)
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10 Town Wharf, Plymouth, MA 02360-3848
+1 508-746-2643
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visiting family and we needed an afternoon activity. We took a stab at this one. Once on board, one of the other passengers said this was the BEST company ... Often runs Groupon deals ... And every time she has out of town guests, she...More

Thank Marcy S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

She told on a Whale watching tour with Captain John’s tour. The crew were great and answered any questions. The captain would wait until the whales were far enough away from the boat, and were not coming up near the boat before moving g on....More

Thank Ddziejma
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well - I'd tell you about the whale watch... but after getting up early and driving over an house we arrived to "sorry - the whale watch is cancelled". Now I know weather situations come up but this was a sunny day and the weather...More

2  Thank Ruckuspup
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time, crew was awesome. Saw so many whales, the Captain maneuvered the boat so we were actually able to watch a mother whale feeding her baby. We were so close. If you don't have your sea legs make sure you go on...More

Thank Karen E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a beautiful day it took about a hour to get to where there were whales. This has been our 4th or 5th time out with them and every time was great. I highly recommend this as a day out it is worth the...More

Thank George A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a 4 hour tour to see the whales and we did see whales and lots of them. The staff was very knowledgeable and helpful. The ride out was very comfortable and everything went fantastic. I would suggest this boat if you are in...More

1  Thank Randall1963
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend this boat trip. We were lucky to see humpback whales really close up but in a very sensitive way. The onboard marine biologist was great, explaining all the different behaviours of the whales. We also saw a logger head turtle which was a...More

1  Thank Kat652015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve done this trip about 8 times. Always see a lot of whales. The naturalist is always spot on letting us know where to look. They even seem to be able to predict when there’s going to be a breech which is most exciting. My...More

1  Thank nluttmann
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Captain John whale watch was well worth the money. We were out to sea for only a few minutes before we began to see whales. Our tour guide aboard ship was a marine biologist who understood how to help us spot whales as well as...More

1  Thank vanepps107
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time on the Sunset Cruise. The views were beautiful and my young girls loved the music playing as we made our way back to port. The next day we booked our 2nd trip with them on the Pilgrim Belle for the...More

Thank SR621
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Debbie H
July 25, 2018|
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Response from Yodaman100 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry so late- they go...no matter
June 11, 2018|
Response from Don C |
There is none for whale watching. Go to their website.Enjoy
February 25, 2018|
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Response from davisjd2017 | Reviewed this property |
We booked ahead and used a Groupon Coupon for a substantial discount... They may/may not still offer the Groupon discount, but well worth checking for it.