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Whaling City Expeditions


Whaling City Expeditions
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“captain kathy”(6 reviews)
Tour business offering narrated harbor cruises of historic New Bedford Harbor and its whaling and fishing history since 1999. Cruises operate mid-June through September during the day, with morning and evening charters available.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
228 MacArthur Dr, City Pier 3, New Bedford, MA 02740-7303
+1 508-984-4979
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Beautiful fall day and learned so much about N. Bedford's commercial fishing thanks to our fantastic captain. Would highly recommend to locals or visitors. Parking is free and Acushnet Creamery is next door.

Thank Glo B
Reviewed September 26, 2018

Heard about Whaling City Experiditions through Groupon and it seemed like a nice thing to try. But we got much more than we were expecting.in this one-hour tour. Capt. Kathy was so informative and pleasant and she make the whole trip come alive for all...More

Thank Kevin G
Diane P, Manager at Whaling City Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2018

Well, THANK YOU for taking our tour and for taking the time to post such a wonderful review! We have some great captains and Captain Kathy is top-notch! We hope you join us in the future...there's always something new.

Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Went thinking it would just be a nice voat ride. Got tons more! Captain Kathy was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Got to see seals, learn tons about the fishing boats, and random facts about the city and towns around it. Definitely recommend it.

Thank Eileen B
Diane P, Manager at Whaling City Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2018

So glad to hear! There is always something to see and something to learn and our captains really do their homework!

Reviewed September 18, 2018

Awesome experience, just went there hoping to chill out on boat, but there were lot more than cool breeze. Great history lesson from our guide that explains the harbor's role in the economy of the city over the years. From whales to scallops !!!! We...More

Thank SumedhaDevapriya
Diane P, Manager at Whaling City Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2018

Terrific! So very glad you had a good time and thank you for your review. Our captains are full of great information! Come again.

Reviewed September 4, 2018

Captain Kathy was very knowledgeable and we were even able to see some seals that she pointed out! I have been on this harbor tour a few times over the years and she spoke about a lot of things that I hadn't heard on the...More

Thank lwynne71
Diane P, Manager at Whaling City Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2018

We're so glad you enjoyed yourselves and great to hear this from a repeat customer. Our captains are terrific and Captain Kathy sure is awesome! Thank you for taking the time to post a review.

Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Cpt Kathy was great! She guided the tour with ease and was very knowledgeable about the area. She made us feel comfortable and we shared a few laughs. The harbor tour is money well spent! Great activity for any age. Would do again. They also...More

Thank Malissa R
Diane P, Manager at Whaling City Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2018

It was our pleasure and Capt Kathy's! Our Sunset Cruises are a special treat 🌅

Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Our boat Tour was awesome with Cpt.Kathy! We saw some seals and learned a lot about the surrounding water front. Would deff recommend to a friend!

Thank Caitlin L
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Our tour guide was great and informative!! She educated us on the history of the seaport as well as several of the ships. We saw fisherman bringing in scallops and other fish and even saw two boats that had been on fire!

Thank Kel S
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

This is an hour boat tour on a Boston Whaler type boat, that is operated by a woman who's probably in her early 60s. She has a good sense of humor and is very informative about all the fishing vessels in New Bedford. If you've...More

Thank MelissaG3605
Reviewed August 26, 2018

We had been on this tour 2 years ago and loved it. This tour on Friday was the BEST - Captain Kathy was so energetic and informative. A nice group including adults and children, a beautiful day to be on the water, and a fun...More

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Diane P, Manager at Whaling City Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2018

YAY! So glad you enjoyed and thank you for taking the time to post a review. Captain Kathy's enthusiasm is contagious!!! See you next time.

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Cynthia M
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Open Saturdays and Sundays until September 30th. Please go to our website for real-time availability and reservations.