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Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch

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42 Commercial St, Piers 1 and 7, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1822
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Excellent service, saw several fin whales and harbor seals. Highly recommended, we will definitely... read more

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Alice E
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Great tour of the harbor! We went about 18 miles off-shore and saw a lot of whales!! My husband... read more

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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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42 Commercial St, Piers 1 and 7, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1822
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Excellent service, saw several fin whales and harbor seals. Highly recommended, we will definitely go again!

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Reviewed today via mobile

Great tour of the harbor! We went about 18 miles off-shore and saw a lot of whales!! My husband thinks we saw about 12 whales!! One of the neatest things we’ve ever done. The air temperature does drop quite a bit that far off the...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great time with a very informative narrator/captain. Highly recommended. My wife and I had a great time.8

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The tour went well, especially for 2 young adults who had never been on a boat. The captain gave an excellent narration of the area, about the fishing industry, the hotels, the lighthouses and the seals. The crew, a young man from NH gave the...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Stayed for a few nights in Boothbay Harbor to experience our first trip to Maine. The town was great, the people were nice, and the whale watching / puffin tour was wonderful. I'd recommend bringing binoculars for the puffins as they were small birds at...More

Thank Ryan H
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went on the combined puffin and whale watch. It a full afternoon trip and well worth it. The ride out of the harbor is very picturesque and we learned all about the puffins on the ride out to their breeding island. We saw several...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

While we stayed in beautiful Boothbay Harbor for the week in June, we decided to go on a whale watching tour. And I'm so glad we did! Not only was the ride itself a good experience but the captain and crew were very gracious. The...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I took a visitor to Maine on this cruise and it was a great experience for both of us. Lots of photo opportunities, an informative and interesting guide (the captain on a speaker), and beautiful views. I'd taken this cruise in the fall, too, and...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great Cruise with a great team on board !!!!! Pricing was great and the caption did a great job talking.

Thank Michael D
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went on 3 hr. Whale watch in June. I called ahead concerned about weather. Rain/waves to be specific. Man I spoke with said slight chance of rain and no waves to be worried about. Needless to say it rained much of the trip and I...More

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Rebecca S
14 January 2018|
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Response from Joyce S | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any dogs on our trip. They show you how they catch lobster so don't know how a dog would react when they pull them up out of the water.
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redjad
18 October 2017|
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Response from cobbrica | Reviewed this property |
I believe that this time of year, only a 1:00 afternoon slot is available. Trips generally last from 3 to 3.5 hours. The peak whale watching season may be behind us. You may want to contact them directly, to see if it is... More
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ltpetruzzi
19 July 2017|
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Response from TroyDyer | Reviewed this property |
i know you can bring water, not sure about food
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