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Plymouth Whale Watching

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  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
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77 Water St, Mayflower II Pier, Plymouth, MA 02360-3833
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Long on my bucket list, my wife and I went on a whale watch in August 2018. We chose Captain John based on a family recommendation. We loved it. The boat was large and comfortable. Once we got to the whale grounds, we saw 10...More

1  Thank Bernard B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While on vacation we decided to go whale watching. One of the best experiences of my life. The boat was comfortable, the guild informative, and the closeness we obtained to these majestic animals was surprising. A truly great experience. Bring the kids they will be...More

Thank Lenny D
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Captain John’s cruise is specifically designed to get the most out of the whale watch experience. The rain and chill of theocracy did not deter most passengers from strolling outside to get a better view. The narration was quite good. Crew were mostly welcoming. I...More

Thank Ingrid T
Reviewed August 9, 2018

We left out of Plymouth at 9 am, and saw nothing for the first hour or so, then it all broke loose...humpback whales everywhere! We saw 2 mama & baby whales swimming along side the boat and dive several times. Moreover, we saw a number...More

Thank RJ561
Reviewed July 24, 2018

We booked the morning whale watching trip as a spur of the moment decision the night before. It was phenomenal! We saw whales before we even got to the marine sanctuary. By the end of the trip, we had seen so many whales (three species)...More

1  Thank MNgirl85
Reviewed July 23, 2018

It was a beautiful day and all of the staff was very nice. The boat was fairly full. With so many people on the boat, it was very difficult to see any whales. People would rush from one side of the boat to the other...More

Thank roamabout23
Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

Our family went on Captain John’s Whale Watch on Saturday afternoon in June. Our boat was not full. It was a very pleasant experience. Our trip was about 3.5-4 hours. We sat on the top level and soaked in the sun, because it got chilly...More

1  Thank JMJBL
Reviewed September 21, 2017

With an exceptional commentator Keith, had one of the most exciting experience on CAPT JOHN BOAT.As we pull out Plymouth Keith gave a great commentary on PLYMOUTH.Saw multiple Humpback Whales near to the coast of Provincetown..He was very knowledgeable about the sightings of whales their...More

5  Thank 576hedwigk
Reviewed September 21, 2017

Beautiful day, saw a lot of activity with the humpback whales and also a very unusual large sunfish. The boat is large and it was full. It is about a hour ride out and it is about 10' cooler on the water and windy. They...More

2  Thank marylou72
Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic experience watching whales off Plymouth MA. Went on Captain John's boat service from Plymouth harbour

1  Thank mariannes421
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July 29, 2018|
Response from MNgirl85 | Reviewed this property |
I’m not sure how many, but far fewer than 200 for sure!
January 12, 2018|
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Response from Susan D | Reviewed this property |
we went in early August , cool on the boat , so bring a sweater . we saw a lot of whales , best I've ever seen .