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Capt Bill & Sons Whale Watch

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24 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930-5004
+1 978-283-6995
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Fantastic Trip: Oceanic Sunfish was a highlight for us

The trip was marvelous. We enjoyed the naturalist. She was knowledgeable and was always giving us... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kathy C
Winsted, Connecticut
Nice trip

We had a great trip! We saw 3 whales and a tuna. No one in our group had any trouble with sea... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cincinnati, Ohio
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Capt. Bill & Sons Whale Watch is a small, family-owned and operated, whale watch company out of Gloucester MA. We take pride in giving the best whale watch tours North of Boston. Join us at Capt. Bills for a 4 hour whale watch trip you will never forget! Each trip is fully narrated by a marine biologist from the Blue Ocean Society, who will teach you all you need to know about these majestic marine mammals and other sea life. Sightings Guaranteed!
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  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
24 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930-5004
+1 978-283-6995
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The trip was marvelous. We enjoyed the naturalist. She was knowledgeable and was always giving us information. We saw minke whale, a sunfish (SOOOOCOOOOL), 5 humpbacks and harbor porpoises. There were many small boaters who were being disrespectful to the whales by chasing them with...More

Thank Kathy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great trip! We saw 3 whales and a tuna. No one in our group had any trouble with sea sickness. Plan for about 5 hours, depending on where the whales are it could take 2 hours to get to them. Make reservations...More

Thank eggleg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Extremely friendly staff. They honor the groupon deal for kids and adults, unlike their unreasonable competition 7seas who would only sell full price tickets to kids. On our trip, we didnt get to see any whales on our first stop, so they ended up going...More

Thank iceice678
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been whale watching with Capt Bill since 1990. We would never go with anyone else. We love the crew, the boat and the attention to the whales. This is the first time that the crew did not comment on any of the other...More

Thank Dee G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of twelve - as well as a good price for the party we had a very enjoyable time. As the whales happened to be a good way south at this time the trip out and back was quite long. BUT it...More

Thank Cheeseraker
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We had a great day. The weather wasn't great but the up close encounters made up for that. We saw 8 whales and the all spent a bit of time right up next to our boat. (I didn't get great pics because I was living...More

Thank Sunni S
Reviewed 17 August 2017

I was so impressed with the knowledge of the crew. We saw two humpback whales. We were with them for the whole afternoon. The boa was perfect size for everyone and you could be inside or on top and still get a good view. I...More

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Love, love, loved this trip today. We did the 9am trip and I highly recommend the early start. The later trip was much much busier. I was worried we wouldn't see any whales, but after about 2 hours we found so many pods, so many...More

1  Thank Corrine P
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This is a good company for whale watching. We went out quiet a bit and finally saw several hump back whales. We saw them breaching out of the water several times. The guide was very helpful and informative. I highly recommend them.

Thank Edward Z
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We were a little nervous as first that we wouldn't see any whales. We went out to Stellwagen Bank and saw nothing. The captain headed down to Cape Cod and it was worth the about 3 hour trip down. There were lots of whales not...More

Thank gljohnsonjr
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27 July 2017|
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Response from RParks2013 | Reviewed this property |
As I recall it was about 5 hours. It's quite a jaunt getting there and getting back.
20 February 2017|
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Response from Milford_PaMooseman | Reviewed this property |
Normally whale watching tours end around Columbus Day and begin again in the spring.
15 August 2016|
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Response from Melanie G | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't chance that. They don't go out everyday. We wanted to go out on a Friday, and they went out on Thursday and Saturday of that week.