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Odyssey Whale Watching

#10 of 19 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Portland Features Animals
170 Commercial Street, Portland, ME 04101
+1 207-775-0727
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Great Day On The Water

Two friends and I went on the Odyssey deep sea fishing for a half day. the crew and boat were well... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Portland, Maine

The five of us (combined) saw three of the five 'blows' announced by the boat's captain during this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Boat offering whale-watching trips.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible11%
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“see whales” (16 reviews)
“harbor seals” (17 reviews)
“marine life” (8 reviews)
170 Commercial Street, Portland, ME 04101
+1 207-775-0727

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Two friends and I went on the Odyssey deep sea fishing for a half day. the crew and boat were well equipped...After about an hour steaming to the fishing grounds we got the experience we had hoped for. While fishing does not always mean catching,...More

Thank CBreview40827
Reviewed 1 week ago

The five of us (combined) saw three of the five 'blows' announced by the boat's captain during this four hour tour, but neither we nor anyone else saw any whales. Each of the spouts was some distance away - and prompted a quick run to...More

3  Thank TrueBob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went out on a Monday and saw zero whales and then went back out for free on Wed and saw a whale 1/2 mile away. We tried to chase it down, but nada. We were a bit disappointed but the boat and crew were...More

2  Thank Scott R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time on our whale watch with Odyssey. We saw a mother and her baby. The crew was professional, friendly, and helpful. The provided commentary and interesting facts about the area and sea life was very informative. You can buy snacks and...More

1  Thank yankeedoodle
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We went Oct 4th this year and didn't see any whales. While during the 1st hour a guide did talk about the harbor which was interesting, during the next 3 hours there was nothing except managing the rolling of the boat. Info like, what kind...More

3  Thank lynnbz
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We knew when we signed up that is was likely the we wouldn't see any whales and that was the case, but we still enjoyed our time. The boat was comfortable and the crew friendly. Because we didn't see any whales, they stamped our ticket...More

Thank jeanstad
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We saw whales! Odyssey explains at the beginning of the trip that there are no guarantees you will see whales--they aren't Seaworld, but we did see whales--fin backs and minkes. Keep in mind you are in Maine and will not see humpback whales coming completely...More

4  Thank Carolyn D
Reviewed 4 October 2016

This review will cover not just the deep sea fishing service offered by Odyssey but the customer service as well. First off, the fishing experience was horrible. Not because no one on the boat even got a bite, but because the lack of knowledge it...More

Thank Matt C
Reviewed 27 September 2016

I'll start by saying that we didn't see any wildlife, but that's not Odyssey's fault. They don't control nature. if you really want to see wildlife, go to a zoo or an aquarium. It was a nice boat ride, and even though we got a...More

Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Certainly not the fault of the captain or naturalist, but we saw very little of interest on our trip out. We did see two gannets and one harbor seal eating a fish. I knew things were grim when the naturalist or captain pointed out a...More

1  Thank TravelForDummies
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Jackie W
22 February 2017|
Response from Carolyn D | Reviewed this property |
Parking is an issue in this area, but there are some parking lots and garages not too far away. We parked in a garage about 2 blocks away. The Odyssey Whale Watching place is located in a very heavy tourist area. There is... More
Stephen O
21 January 2017|
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Response from jeanstad | Reviewed this property |
We took the tour in September and did not see any whales. I believe that April is a little early as the water is still very cold.