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Granite State Whale Watch

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1870 Ocean Blvd, Rye Harbor, Rye, NH 03870-2718
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Girl Scout Troop Outing

Ten girls & 8 moms can't be wrong! We all enjoyed this adventure & would recommend this company to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kimberly L
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Haverhill, Massachusetts
fabulous navigating

This tour is incredible! We were out to see for a good while, but we were on a mission considering... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
madmomov6
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Streamwood, Illinois
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1870 Ocean Blvd, Rye Harbor, Rye, NH 03870-2718
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Ten girls & 8 moms can't be wrong! We all enjoyed this adventure & would recommend this company to friends. The boat was sold out, but we still had plenty of room to see the whales when they surfaced. The crew was very friendly and...More

Thank Kimberly L
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This tour is incredible! We were out to see for a good while, but we were on a mission considering there were sightings earlier that morning. Honestly, it was so beautiful out on the ocean that the whales were a bonus. We were lucky since...More

Thank madmomov6
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was amazing! We saw fin whales, minke whales, and a basking shark. I love that it goes to a different place in the ocean than the one I usually take out of Boston. We saw more and different species. Just one caveat - the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Granite State whale watch tour is a well run tour, friendly and knowledgeable group of people. We enjoyed our May 26 tour- we were initially booked for Sunday May 27, but the booking lady was nice to move it to Saturday, as Sunday weather was...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a great trip! Watch out, if you get sea sick, the boat is rather small and the ride is bumpy. (they sell pills for 50 cent on the boat, those really helped me) But that what’s makes it a great experience. And it...More

1  Thank Leon W
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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

This was such a great experience we seen 4 humpback whales, very informative great group of people one of the high points of our trip can’t wait to go again next oct. when we return

Thank Donna R
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Stayed at Cape Neddick for two nights and this whale watching was only about 30mins away. It was well organised and the staff were friendly and keen to share their knowledge. You can take your own food with you or they have hot and cold...More

1  Thank Angela O
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 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
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

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

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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
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Yoshy04
26 May 2018|
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Response from GSWW | Property representative |
Our whale watches are $38/adult, $30/senior 60+, $25/child 4-15, and free for kids 3 and under.
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Cwirlstar
8 May 2018|
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Response from GSWW | Property representative |
The whale watch lasts between 4-5 hours. We often go past the Isles of Shoals, see birds and seals, etc. as we're making our way offshore. We are moving for most of the trip, as even once offshore, we're either actively... More
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Marilynn D
8 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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