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Atlantic Whale Watch

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Join us for a fun, educational day on the water! We offer whale watches and fishing trips daily from mid-May through mid-October, departing from scenic Rye Harbor, NH. Our whale watches are guided by expert naturalists from Blue Ocean Society for...more
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Rye Harbor State Marina, Rye, NH 03870
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Reviewed September 5, 2018

I'm a retired Ocean Master and have seen many whales throughout my sea adventures. I haven't been on the ocean since the fall of 2013 and decided to book a ride on a whale watch based out of Rye, NH. I googled and read the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank J F
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Our family vacation of 20 people came for a whale watching adventure. Sadly the seas were too rough and we turned back an hour into our tour. I was pleased how honest and safety conscious they were. We each received a coupon for a free...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank frankn556
Reviewed August 5, 2018

The boat is big enough that I can sit along the rail, ready to get whale photos as they appear, without the fear of my cameras getting wet, as would frequently happen on the smaller boats. Their naturalists are very knowledgeable, everyone is very personable,...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank GlennCo2
Reviewed September 3, 2017

We took this trip on August 28, 2017 and it was a great experience! We started out by seeing a giant sunfish, although it was somewhat small as far as sunfish go. We also saw porpoises and even a seal. But the g highlight was...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 25, 2017

The whale whatching trip exceeded all of our expectations. The crew was really professional and friendly too, they know and respect the animals. The trip was 4 hours long, and we get to know a lot of things about sealife. We were really lucky, we...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Eszter K
Reviewed August 18, 2017

Great last minute decision to go whale watching, leaving the dock at 1:30 pm. Called first to see what types of whales we'd be seeing. The response was "several" types, to include possible hump backs. 8-10 minke whales gave a pretty full boat some quick...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Alan R
blueoceansocietyjen, Naturalist and Marketing at Atlantic Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2017

Thanks so much for joining us! We appreciate your review and are glad you enjoyed the trip!

Reviewed August 7, 2017

On the plus side, they had tickets when all others were sold out. We did see the whales, which made it all worth it. Also, some harbor seals. And a really cool and weird looking sunfish! Staff was friendly and available for questions. Except when...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Alex S
blueoceansocietyjen, Jen, Naturalist and Marketing at Atlantic Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2017

Thank you for your honest feedback. We appreciate your suggestions and will take them into consideration for future trips! Every trip is different, and we hope you'll consider joining us again another time. Thanks again for coming aboard!

Reviewed July 24, 2017

Even though I live 10 minutes from the coast, I had never experienced a whale watch. I expected it to be a little boring at times, but I was definitely mistaken! We saw Minke whales and a Finback and a huge pod of Atlantic white-sided...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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blueoceansocietyjen, Naturalist & Marketing at Atlantic Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2017

Thanks so much for your kind words and your review. I'm glad you enjoyed the trip! What a great idea for a birthday experience. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

This was our first time whale watching and it couldn't have been better. The boat was clean and just the right size. It wasn't too crowded and the price was very reasonable. We saw seals, a porpoise, whales and the highlight was a pod of...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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blueoceansocietyjen, Naturalist/Marketing at Atlantic Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2017

Thanks so much for joining us and writing such a great review. We're glad you enjoyed the trip! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

We were on holidays in Maine and people recommended us this trip. It starts in a small harbour, the boat is spacious, we were maybe 50-70 people in total. The weather was good, sunny but a bit windy. The captain really knows how to maneuver...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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blueoceansocietyjen, Naturalist/Marketing at Atlantic Whale Watch, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2017

Thanks so much for joining us, and for your great review! Hope to see you again sometime.

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You have to climb a small flight of stairs to board the boat and then be able to step up over a step to get anywhere in and around the boat. My daughter uses a posterior walker which could clear the width of the side of the... More
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