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Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch

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42 Commercial St, Piers 1 and 7, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1822
+1 800-636-3244
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Short but sweet cruise

Lovely from start to finish. HIghly recommend. good price, on time departure and arrival. captain... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Mary-Catherine M
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There are no better ways to spend an unseasonably warm, mid October afternoon than on a boat... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Peter N
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Cap'n Fish's offers daily cruises to whale feeding grounds.expert narration,full galley, temp controlled and fast modern ships. In addition to Whale Watching, we offer many other sightseeing cruises, including our PUFFIN WATCH cruises (narrated by the National Audubon), our Kennebec River Cruises,lobster trap hauling cruises, lighthouses, seals, harbor cruises. A FEW REASONS TO CHOOSE US FOR THE FINEST WHALE WATCHING EXPERIENCE: Cap'n Fish's in the ORIGINAL Whale Watch in the Mid Coast Maine region, and have the most knowledge of whale feeding grounds, whale movement during different times of the season, and where to go for the BEST Whale Watch Experience In Maine. Founded over 80 Years Ago, we have been whale watching far longer than anyone on the midcoast. VESSEL SPEED: Cap'n Fish's has the fastest vessels in the region which provides more time to visit the whales at the feeding grounds. PASSENGER COMFORT: We have the largest and most comfortable Main Salon in the region with individual padded seats. You can relax with food and a drink in our temperature controlled main salon, which also features a 360 degree view of the outside. Our upper deck which features individual cushioned seats, and the best, and largest, top deck in the region for whale watching. CAPTAINS & CREW: Cap'n Fish's onboard marine biologists and naturalists have a vast knowledge of the marine life found on the gulf of Maine, and provide expert narration. If no whales are seen the day you go, you will be issued a standby pass good for not only another whale watch, but it may also be used on any of our other sightseeing cruises such as 3 hour Kennebec River Cruise, National Audubon Puffin Nature Cruise, Capt'n Combo and many more. So, if no whales are seen your options are many here not just to on another whale watch, it's your choice!
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42 Commercial St, Piers 1 and 7, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1822
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Lovely from start to finish. HIghly recommend. good price, on time departure and arrival. captain narrated a tour of what we were viewing.

Thank Mary-Catherine M
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

There are no better ways to spend an unseasonably warm, mid October afternoon than on a boat heading to see whales and dolphins. We are delighted with our trip. From the migrating Monarch butterflies inspiring us with their delicate determination, the tiny migrating bird who...More

Thank Peter N
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

We are from Colorado. The Captain was GREAT! He was articulate, passionate and knowledgeable about the Maine coast. We were impressed with his birding skills as well as his ability to really keep the group on board educated, but, in a very enjoyable manner of...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Our first attempt at whale watching... at Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Our narrator was a biologist and was very knowledgeable. She certainly kept us well informed. Saw my first bald eagle in the wild, as the boat exited the harbor. After 80 minutes of heading into...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Good value for the online price. Captain/narrator operated a nice cruise and was very informative with a pleasant speaking voice. Highlights included lighthouses & Rutherford Island Bay watching the lobster fishermen unloading at the South Bristol Co-op. Chilly but not unpleasant on the boat after...More

Thank HollisterRob
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We took the morning tour. The boat was easy to find and boarding was simple. Tickets can be bought ahead of time or at the dock, if room is available. Bathrooms are on the boat. They do not offer any blankets while onboard. We left...More

1  Thank dese2
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

The lovely wife and I had a lifelong dream granted, to see whales in the wild. A warm greeting and safety announcements started our trip on a beautifully sunny and still day. Narration about the surroundings as we chugged out of harbour was great, once...More

Thank Dave B
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Excellent 1-1/2 hr. Tour. Lighthouses,seals, and catching lobsters. It was on the Pink Lady. Beautiful views! Tour guide was very informative!

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

I am so glad we booked this cruise! We seen whales, puffins, seals, dolphins and a big sunfish! We had a very good day!

Thank Luana R
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

I am always a little leery about tours as I have had many bad experiences. This one was exceptional. We took the noon whale watching tour, started out very foggy and we were concerned that we would not be able to see any whales. About...More

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Rebecca S
15 January 2018|
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Response from Joyce S | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any dogs on our trip. They show you how they catch lobster so don't know how a dog would react when they pull them up out of the water.
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redjad
18 October 2017|
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Response from cobbrica | Reviewed this property |
I believe that this time of year, only a 1:00 afternoon slot is available. Trips generally last from 3 to 3.5 hours. The peak whale watching season may be behind us. You may want to contact them directly, to see if it is... More
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ltpetruzzi
19 July 2017|
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Response from TroyDyer | Reviewed this property |
i know you can bring water, not sure about food
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