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Address: 42 Commercial St, Piers 1 and 7, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1822
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+1 800-636-3244
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00

Cap'n Fish's offers daily cruises to whale feeding grounds.expert...

Cap'n Fish's offers daily cruises to whale feeding grounds.expert narration,full galley, temp controlled and fast modern ships. In addition to Whale Watching, we offer many other sightseeing cruises, including our PUFFIN WATCH cruises (narrated by the National Audubon), our Kennebec River Cruises,lobster trap hauling cruises, lighthouses, seals, harbor cruises. A FEW REASONS TO CHOOSE US FOR THE FINEST WHALE WATCHING EXPERIENCE: Cap'n Fish's in the ORIGINAL Whale Watch in the Mid Coast Maine region, and have the most knowledge of whale feeding grounds, whale movement during different times of the season, and where to go for the BEST Whale Watch Experience In Maine. Founded over 80 Years Ago, we have been whale watching far longer than anyone on the midcoast. VESSEL SPEED: Cap'n Fish's has the fastest vessels in the region which provides more time to visit the whales at the feeding grounds. PASSENGER COMFORT: We have the largest and most comfortable Main Salon in the region with individual padded seats. You can relax with food and a drink in our temperature controlled main salon, which also features a 360 degree view of the outside. Our upper deck which features individual cushioned seats, and the best, and largest, top deck in the region for whale watching. CAPTAINS & CREW: Cap'n Fish's onboard marine biologists and naturalists have a vast knowledge of the marine life found on the gulf of Maine, and provide expert narration. If no whales are seen the day you go, you will be issued a standby pass good for not only another whale watch, but it may also be used on any of our other sightseeing cruises such as 3 hour Kennebec River Cruise, National Audubon Puffin Nature Cruise, Capt'n Combo and many more. So, if no whales are seen your options are many here not just to on another whale watch, it's your choice!

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Must see adventure for everyone. Enjoy the Maine experience and fresh air trips. a return visit for us next year . this will be our 5thtrip to Maine.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Bartlett, Tennessee
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Bartlett, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Must see adventure for everyone. Enjoy the Maine experience and fresh air trips. a return visit for us next year . this will be our 5thtrip to Maine.

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South China, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went but no sightings but it was still a fun trip out. The weather held up. We got a return trip voucher, but our time didn't allow us to go again. Heard lots of good stories. Should be worth a try again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I got to Boothbay and knew I wanted a tour of the beautiful harbor.......but not an all day tour. We had other things we wanted to do. After pursuing the different tour operators we found Cap'n Fish's tour that lasted 2 or so hours. We bought the tickets and left an hour later. The boat was very comfortable. Just remember... More 

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

My daughter was dying for us to go whale watching and we finally got a chance to take her for her 7th birthday. We saw lots of whales - maybe 20 sightings - might have been the same whales, who knows? But the guides were great and helped you find the whales in the water. They even let my kids... More 

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Wimberley, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Our group of 15 enjoyed the morning Lil Bit O' Maine cruise this past week. We liked the enclosed seating and the open deck options. A wonderful way to enjoy the fall colors of Maine and gorgeous Boothbay Harbor.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a must see trip! We took the Kennebec River cruise. 42 miles and 3 hours. The captain narrated the entire time with very interesting information. We saw 8 lighthouses, dolphins, seals, lots of different birds. Went past the Bath Iron Works and was visited by their security boat. :) Very smooth ride on the open ocean and down... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

What a great 1 1/4 Boat tour of Boothbay Harbor, tour included an informative narrative as well. Close up views of the many Islands, seals, bald eagles and LIght Houses. At the end they even described about lobstering and brought up one of their lobster pots which had three lobsters in it. Great , must do trip.

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Bristol, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

I took the Lil Bit O' Maine Tour at the end of season in October. It was a great time! I thought the crew was great and did a fantastic job of trying to have us see any wildlife that was present. Would definitely recommend and would go again. Great trip for those who want to tour the Harbor as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This was my second boat tour in Maine and let me tell you i enjoyed this "cruise" much much better than the first which was with a different outfit in another harbor town. We did the "captains combo" and it was well worth it I throughly enjoyed the ride! The captain was very knowledgeable and cautious. He gave warnings as... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Capt. Fish and the crew of the Pink Lady provided fun and informative narration for our harbor cruise. I enjoyed hearing about the wildlife of the area, including eagles, seals, a commorants, and of course, lobsters. Fellow passengers were friendly and we all seemed to have a lovely afternoon.

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