This summer Yankee Fleet is paired with Captain Bill's company, in the center of Gloucester and much easier to find than the Yankee Dock. The two-level boat was not crowded, had areas covered and in the open on the upper deck, and inside & as well as a small outside area on the lower deck. Light meals were served at reasonable prices inside for those interested. The best 3 features on the trip we took on July 6 were the naturalist on board, Captain Mark, and the many sightings of the animals we had hoped to see. Our college age guide, currenty doing marine research, was extremely knowledgeable about the 4 species seen (minke whales, dolphins, fin whales, & humpback whales), and also spoke about some of the historical sites as we cruised through the harbor. Capt. Mark pursued sightings of whales exhibiting various behaviors all around the feeding area about 2 hours offshore, and steered the boat so all could easily see. We returned 4 1/2 hours after our very prompt departure (information from the naturalist actually began 15 min. prior to departing), and were also happy to have free parking right beside the office/dock area. It was a beautiful, sunny, and exciting day filled wtih viewing MANY incredible creatures up close! The entire staff at Captain Bill's should be commended for a job very well done!
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