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Granite State Whale Watch

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1870 Ocean Blvd, Rye Harbor, Rye, NH 03870-2718
+1 800-964-5545
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Better than Excellent!

I was expecting to see some spouts and maybe a back but we saw Tails!!! The staff is very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Angie H
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Cumming, Georgia, United States
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Whale watching trip

Great trip and crew. We saw many whales and giant sharks. Bar servied beer, wine and mixed drinks... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
edkrause2
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Bethany Beach, Delaware
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1870 Ocean Blvd, Rye Harbor, Rye, NH 03870-2718
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+1 800-964-5545
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was expecting to see some spouts and maybe a back but we saw Tails!!! The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. We saw seals, fin whales and humpbacks. My suggestion is to book as early as you can during your trip. We booked a...More

Thank Angie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great trip and crew. We saw many whales and giant sharks. Bar servied beer, wine and mixed drinks at reasonable prices

Thank edkrause2
Reviewed 11 August 2017

I live here in North Hampton and love to go whale watching every summer. I've tried a few different companies and ALWAYS go back to Granite State. The accommodations are adequate and the knowledge and interest of the staff surpasses no ther I've done. The...More

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We took our grandson on this whale watch in the hopes of seeing humpback whales and dolphins. We were only able to see one humpback which was not very cooperative as it did not stay up long before taking deep dives. Nevertheless, we did get...More

Thank kedavis4
Reviewed 20 July 2017

unbelievable number of whale, porpoises and seals. Well worth the money. I would suggest it for any family.

Thank sam c
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Very exciting trip. Saw two different kinds of whales and was educated on how they eat, what they like, size etc. a little on the expensive side for us but if you want to see whales, this is a good boat to be on. Take...More

Thank ms0812
Reviewed 3 July 2017

the title says it all we saw quite a few whales and i was able to photograph them to boot. the alone makes it 5 stars in my book but they were also very informative on the trip and the crew was very pleasant and...More

Thank SteveCairoWV
Reviewed 7 June 2017

This was my second trip out with Granite State and like the first it was very good. They will get you to where the Whales are and even some things unexpected. Not much mote to say other that it is worth the time and money...More

2  Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Took the trip yesterday, 5 hours on the ocean, 5 species of whale plus dolphins seen. Excellent day and great value. Better than any other 'nature' trips we have done in Maine that charge similar amounts for half the time and then rattle the tip...More

Thank TpoNz
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We took the trip on one of the hottest days of the summer. The boat goes out toward the Isles of Shoals, about 7 miles. Despite being 95+ on land, it got very cool out there. (Always bring a coat or sweatshirt!) We saw several...More

1  Thank Hobie4
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Marilynn D
9 July 2017|
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Response from TpoNz | Reviewed this property |
Our boat trip left mid morning and we saw a Minke whale within 30 minutes. We were out for 5 hours and saw 5 different species. I really don't think it makes a difference as what time of day you go
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