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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
+1 800-636-3244
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Boat tour

A fun day on the pemaquid lighthouse tour. A two hour cruise about the harbor. If the wind is... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
Southport, Maine

This 3 hour cruise was Fantastic. The crew and the Marine Biologist knew exactly where to go to... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2017
Nashville, Tennessee
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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
+1 800-636-3244
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

A fun day on the pemaquid lighthouse tour. A two hour cruise about the harbor. If the wind is blowing I'd advise a jacket. It does get cold on the sea and the employee's will suggest the same.

Thank I95port
Reviewed 20 June 2017

This 3 hour cruise was Fantastic. The crew and the Marine Biologist knew exactly where to go to see the whales. We saw Finn Whales and Humpback whales, and seals. They said there was a shark, but I didn't see it. But let me tell...More

1  Thank 180Marie
Reviewed 20 June 2017

This was just what we expected and it was GREAT. Next time, will not bring a camera. If you do want to bring a camera, make sure it's a camcorder. Unless you are real quick and semi-professional photographer, you won't get much on your digital...More

Thank Susan F
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We weren't initially going to go on this cruise but it was only $25 per adult and was a 2 hour cruise on the Lil bit of Maine trip. So glad we went. It gave us a better understanding of the layout of Boothbay, Southport...More

1  Thank gogranny60
Reviewed 17 June 2017

My daughter and I went on a whale watching tour. We were blown away by how many whales we saw- Fin, Minke, and Humpbacks. This was in addition to a basking shark, porpoises and seals. A mother and calf humpback hung around for quite awhile...More

Thank Linda N
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Four of us went out on a whale watch tour and were very happy with the knowledge of the crew. We were impressed with the ability of the captain to find the whales and drive the boat for the best vantage points to see them....More

Thank Toledoan
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Our whale view trip was cancelled due to high seas. Thanks for this responsible decision. Cap'n Fish is about the biggest vessel which means a more stable ride. But safety is first. instead they offered the harbor area puffin and seal tour that was very...More

Thank indyvagabond
Reviewed 16 June 2017

I can't believe how many whales we saw, it was amazing. The staff was extremely knowledgeable. We saw Finn Whales, Humpbacks, seals, porpoises, and a basking shark. The humpback whales showed off for the boat and gave us a spectacular show!! Boat was clean, and...More

1  Thank Heather D
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Yesterday we took our kids (12, 13 and 15) on the whale watching boat ride. The boat was really nice, Very comfortable. It was a beautiful sunny day but we wore pants and brought coats- a necessity. The ride out to sea was smooth and...More

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Very good tour narrated by a naturalist. We saw lots of whales and seals!!! A heads up would be that they seem to favor the right side of boat, going out and coming in as far as the landmarks pointed out on land, even turning...More

Thank R H
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Rebecca S
14 January 2018|
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Response from skeelovr | Reviewed this property |
I would check their website's FAQ.
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
19 July 2017|
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Response from TroyDyer | Reviewed this property |
i know you can bring water, not sure about food