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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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All reviews fin whales whale watch harbor seal great trip white sided dolphins great whale success rate sea birds amazing experience weather was great pod of dolphins hour trip the staff was great different kinds an hour and a half long ride at reasonable prices
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Reviewed 15 January 2019

We hit the mother lode on the day we went. We saw 3 whales do a dive in synchronization, had a bunch of dolphins follow the boat. Got caught in a torrential downpour - and had the best time of our lives! If you get...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mary M
Reviewed 5 November 2018

We went out on an early Saturday morning . We had company from Arizona, there first time whale watching. The sail out was slightly rough, they captain did warn us. Once we reach the destination to view the whales it was spectacular. Unfortunate for some...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bev S
Reviewed 16 October 2018

We wanted to catch a few whale sightings and this tour/trip seemed to be a good fit for us. We chose Granite State Whale Watching Tours and we were not disappointed. We have been on other trips that featured chasing whales, but this tour seemed...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DannyWasserman
Reviewed 14 October 2018

We went after a storm so there was a great number of whales on the surface. It seemed no matter where you were on the boat you could see at least three different groups of humpback at different distances! It was awesome.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lindajerry2015
Reviewed 31 August 2018

went on the afternoon whale watch great crew very informative saw some amazing animals porposis minke whales humpback whales and some finn whales the weather was great would definnetly go again

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank AL S
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Had a fantastic experience seeing humpback minke and fin whales. Our neighbors also enjoyed hundreds of dolphins. Very knowledgeable guides.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank peggymom1
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We lucked out day we went. The naturalist -and I quote- said that our excursion was "very rare" and" insanely incredible". We had 3 humpbacks constantly breaching and slamming their flippers. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank remcham
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Our 4 hour cruise more than met our expectations. We hung out for a long time with a pod of 70 dolphins who were swimming all around and under the boat. It was so great seeing how playful they are. We saw 8 whales! The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank avram22
Reviewed 24 August 2018

We enjoyed this experience so much! The crew were friendly, helpful and very educated about the whales. We saw 3 different types of whales (10 total whales), 210 some dolphin and a harbor seal. This is a must see for marine animal lovers.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank toddandtraci
Reviewed 19 August 2018

This was the greatest experience of my life! the staff was great and knew right where to find the whales and dolphins and many other creatures we were lucky enough to see! they were friendly and very knowledgeable! i still cant believe we saw so...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Linda B
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31 July 2018|
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Response from squirrel4569 | Reviewed this property |
About 4 hours and I don't think they can not let them on.
4 July 2018|
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Response from squirrel4569 | Reviewed this property |
I do believe the boat said max capacity 48, but I'm not sure if it was just for the bottom level.
26 May 2018|
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.