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Whale Watching & Fishing Tours

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Address: 10 Town Wharf, Plymouth, MA 02630
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12:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Enjoyed the Whale Watch multiple times

We always take our visitors on the whale watching tour and they always love it!!!!! We have gone five times and saw whales every time.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Bridget H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always take our visitors on the whale watching tour and they always love it!!!!! We have gone five times and saw whales every time.

Thank Bridget H
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great trip to take our of town guests or Grandchildren on. Takes you out quite a way in the ocean and the view is spectaculiar. After the cruise, go to Mama Mia's or Petrazia's for dinner, you will enjoy it.

Thank Bob M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

AWESOME DAY AT SEA!!! Went mid-may on a Saturday - still kinda chilly, bundled up and had a blast. The boat was almost empty, about 20 people - which was great because we sprawled out on the benches and got a booth in the galley. Recommend taking the Dramamine they offer - 2 kids and the wife got seasick about... More 

Thank mack4o7
Galeton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

This was the highlight of the trip. The ship includes an inside area that sells food and drinks, and plenty of outside seating. The tour guide is knowledgeable about the area and the whales, keeping the commentary interesting. It takes several hours, but being out on the ocean and seeing the sites from the coastline to the ships to the... More 

Thank Laurel R
Derby, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We had taken a similar tour in Provincetown Cape Cod and wanted to go out to see the whales again from Plymouth. When we approached the service desk to buy a ticket a young lady with blonde hair was behind the counter staring down behind the desk at an electronic device on her lap. We stood at the window waiting... More 

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Clermont, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We set sail on Tails of the Sea in search of whales. We found them in abundance and were able to enjoy the sight of whales for an extended period of time on an October afternoon. This was a remarkable and exciting experience I will remember all of my life. I couldn't have been happier to be on this excursion.... More 

Thank Lavender8124
Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

An absolutely breathtaking experience, we went on the 27.09.16 with excellent weather conditions. With the boat not being to full capacity it was easy to move around and with two Marine scientist on board this enhanced the trip even more. During our trip we were fortunate enough to see two Sunfish (Mula Mula) a Fin Whale and Minke Whales, On... More 

Thank Yorkshirefox
Neston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This was a near end of season tour so the boat was only about 10% full. This made moving around the boat very easy, so everyone had the opportunity to obtain an excellent view when the whales appeared. Spotting them is guaranteed otherwise you get your money back. Well, we saw upwards of 20 and most at close range. Excellent... More 

Thank Ian g
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Great Whalwatchinig Tour to the stellwagen bank area. We´ve been out there in the first week of October. By sunshine and Blue Sky, we get same gorgeous fotos/film from humpback whales and minke whales. Especially the humpbacks showed off and we could observe their different feeding techniques. The boats was very nice and the crew gave very good presentations. As... More 

Thank Eat4joy
Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

I booked this tour for something to do while visiting Plymouth. I had read that Captain John's whale watching tours has been in business for several decades. Everything about this tour was fantastic; the day was warm and sunny, the boat was only half full and the humpback whales were out in full force. No matter where you sat in... More 

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