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First Chance Whale Watch

#3 of 7 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Kennebunkport Features Animals
4 Western Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04043-7751
+1 207-967-5507
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Lobster trip

We took our 2 yr old and 2 mo old. Good length of a trip for kids. Visited one lobster trap... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2016
Minneapolis, Minnesota
via mobile
Whale watch

This is kind of in reply to the "Too Long" review from August 20 2016. We were on the same whale... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2016
Perryopolis, Pennsylvania
via mobile
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“lobster tour” (18 reviews)
“harbor seals” (4 reviews)
“lobster trap” (6 reviews)
4 Western Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04043-7751
+1 207-967-5507
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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We took our 2 yr old and 2 mo old. Good length of a trip for kids. Visited one lobster trap (caught 3 lobsters & some crabs). Kids enjoyed holding/petting the lobster and taking turns being captain. Also saw seals and coast. Captain Drew &...More

1  Thank sarah1815
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

This is kind of in reply to the "Too Long" review from August 20 2016. We were on the same whale watch with our 5 children. Yes there slight delays in getting started but things happen. We thought the crew were extremely polite, accommodating and...More

1  Thank jonesjlee
Reviewed 20 August 2016

My husband and I took this whale watching trip, booking was easy we made reservations due to weather conditions the first trip was cancelled and we were contacted and choose to move it to the next trip... The boarding was easy getting out of port...More

1  Thank Kellye H
Reviewed 19 August 2016

We're a family of four with two girls under 10 yo. The tour is exactly as described and the crew was terrific - great rapport with we tourists. The lobster trap was a huge hit with the kiddos. We had a wonderful time. We were...More

Thank Andy L
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Captain Drew did a great job narrating the tour and guiding the boat over some choppy Atlantic waters! We watched him haul in lobster traps and saw some females with loads of eggs. He explained why some get thrown back and which coukd be kept....More

Thank DLFamily216
Reviewed 17 August 2016

I recently booked the lobster tour for myself and my family. It was raining the morning of the trip so I called to see if it would be cancelled. I was assured it would not be and that they offered indoor seating. There was ONLY...More

Thank sheri811
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We recently took the lobster boat tour with First Chance. Fortunately, it was a nice day so the seas were calm and visibility was good. The boat is an oversized lobster boat equipped with adequate seating for quite a few people. It was full but...More

Thank hbhakh
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We recently went on the Lobster tour with First Chance and had a great experience. Although it was fully booked the captain and first mate gave a lot of individual attention to the passengers. Everyone got to see the lobsters up close and the captain...More

Thank npartap
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We went on the Lobster Tour not the Whale Watch (this time). The weather had been rainy but they didn't cancel. Only 6 adults and 2 children were on the trip which made it an intimate ride. The captain and 1st mate did a great...More

Thank smudgebb
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and myself found it to be very relaxing and informative. We saw lots of whales but the trip was about an hour too long. They should lower the price $48 per person by $10 and cut an hour off would be perfect

Thank Susan B
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What is the best months of the year for whale watching in Kennebunkport
8 June 2016|
Response from RLU818 | Reviewed this property |
May through October, but that is just my opinion. Perhaps go on the whale watch website and ask them.
Can I make a reservation for 5 on Sunday, May 10th at 6:30 or so?
2 September 2015|
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Response from willowtreetravels | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure how many tours they have, but when I made reservations 10:00 am was the only time offered.
How long is the boat trip ? How much does it cost ? If it is a long trip is there food or drinks to purchase on the boat ? Or do you need to bring snacks and drinks ? I have heard it can be a 5 hour or longer boat ride.
5 July 2015|
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Response from hdultra | Reviewed this property |
You should direct your questions to the company