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First Chance Whale Watch

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Address: 4 Western Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04043-7751
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+1 207-967-5507

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Every Boy's Dream

We took our two boys (aged 3 and 6) on the Scenic Lobster Boat tour this weekend and it was a HUGE highlight for everyone in our family! The boys loved learning about everything... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2016
Melrose, Massachusetts
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Melrose, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

We took our two boys (aged 3 and 6) on the Scenic Lobster Boat tour this weekend and it was a HUGE highlight for everyone in our family! The boys loved learning about everything from how the lobster traps were baited and how they were caught. The crew on Saturday were awesome - so personable and genuinely helpful. They asked... More 

Thank bonclapp
Dade City, Florida
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203 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

My wife wanted to see some whales while on vacation in Maine so we booked a trip on the Whale site seeing trip and had such a good time we went on the lobster trip as well. The captain of the vessel was really cool and very informative. The weather was awesome with calm winds and smooth seas. We saw... More 

Thank Ben H
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We were greeted by a crew member and led to the boat. Ha was very friendly. The captain's skills in maneuvering the boat were immediately noticed. His narration of the trip was very interesting and casual, welcoming questions, and pointing out seals, a dolphin, and bald eagle. He provided a lot of extra information, and he and the crew really... More 

1 Thank susan7456
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We had a great time on our lobster boat tour. The captain (Drew) and crew (Chris) were a terrific team of young men who were friendly, courteous and always helpful. The tour included stunning views of the Kennebunkport harbor. We learned about the local 'celebrities' in a respectful way - they told us about their favorite parts of the area... More 

1 Thank LSfanily
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We went on the Lobster Tour on 9/1. Our tour was greatly enhanced by Captain Drew and First Mate Chris. They were fun, professional and knowledgeable about the area and sea. Our kid got to drive the boat and hold lobster, fun for her. Perfect time for a morning out, then can grab lunch at the clam shack.

1 Thank Lindsay C
Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Very nice way to spend four hours on the beautiful Atlantic. The captain was very knowledgeable about where to go to see the whales. It was relaxing and exciting at the same time. Very clean boat with a good food service. Make sure you bring a sweatshirt -- it gets very cool out on the water. An awesome experience.

Thank calamity55
Ellington, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 August 2016

My Daughter and I went in this whale watch. Great day. Weather was great and we saw quite a few whales. They turned the boat completely around to make sure all groups on the boat could see the whales. They mingled with the passengers and answered any questions people had. Loved it. Well worth the day.

Thank Lisa P
New City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We had a great time. Captain explained a lot of history of the area & had a good sense of humor. He also got us very close to the Bush Compound and showed us the lobsters caught in lobster traps. First Mate, Chris, was wonderful....letting us hold the lobsters & take pictures...very patient!. The microphone the Captain used on the... More 

1 Thank JorieA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

This cruise was a waste of 4.5 hrs of our precious vacation time. I can understand that perhaps not seeing any whales is out of their control, as it is mother nature after all. But if they're NOT seeing whales more than they ARE seeing whales, they are deceptive in taking people's money for something they cannot deliver. They should... More 

1 Thank I478IAkellyk
Plattsburgh, New York
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

We took the lobster trip and it was excellent! The crew was friendly and funny! They gave great info on the sights. We saw seals, the Bush's summer houses. They pulled up lobster traps and there was a five pound one which we got to hold. Lots of interesting information on the lobster. The captain also let my daughter drive... More 

1 Thank dascott55

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