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“I Got Spit on by a WHALE!!!!”

Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch
Ranked #1 of 14 Tours in Boothbay Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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!
Reviewed 10 September 2013 via mobile

I never imagined I would see so many whales as I did. I was highly pleased. We saw many fin and minke whales in pairs. Lots and lots of spouting. Once it was so close I got soaked by the spouting!!! The guide was extremely knowledgeable about whales. Would go again in a heartbeat.

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Reviewed 8 September 2013

We had a family trip last Thursday 9/5/13. The trip was amazing! The harbor was pretty and the boat was a good size and felt very stable. The guide was a local marine biology graduate-very knowledgeable and fun. We saw over 15 distinct whales-large Finn and smaller Minke whales. The boat driver kept a respectable distance but some came within 10 feet of our boat! An outstanding experience...the highlight of our trip

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Reviewed 8 September 2013

I had the opportunity to take this whale watching trip out of Boothbay Harbor on 9/6/13. The harbor is lovely and has nice restaurants/shops. The onboard narration was done by a young marine biologist, who was local, informative and entertaining. The stars of the show though were the many whales that we had the opportunity to see. It exceeded my wildest expectations for quantity and quality. An 80" Finn whale passed within 5-10 ' of our stern, emptying its blowhole on us! The boat is modern and sleek and stable. Please, do consider this crew for your excursion.

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Reviewed 8 September 2013

Very nice ship and knowledgeable crew. We saw the biggest pod of dolphins, they estimated around 100 of them. The captain made a huge circle around them so the played in the wake. They worked very hard to find a whale for us that day because they were being very elusive.

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Reviewed 5 September 2013

Wow what an experience for a last minute idea. We didn't plan this at all. Just walked up and decided since we had never done this before. We went thinking we would see nothing but boy were we wrong. It was freaking awesome. We saw so many whales I couldn't even count. It was a wonderful trip and would do it again with this company. I would highly recommend this operation to friends and family.

3  Thank Laura D
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