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Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch

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42 Commercial St, Piers 1 and 7, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1822
+1 800-636-3244
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Would do again in a heartbeat!!

Every aspect of this trip was A+!! From the ship itself to the captain and staff. We saw lots of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Betty R
So fun!

My husband and I did the Lobster Trap tour in early October. The captain was so knowledgeable about... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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!
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42 Commercial St, Piers 1 and 7, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1822
+1 800-636-3244
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Every aspect of this trip was A+!! From the ship itself to the captain and staff. We saw lots of wildlife and the crew went above and beyond to make sure we saw whales also. We actually stayed out late because it took a little...More

Thank Betty R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I did the Lobster Trap tour in early October. The captain was so knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife we saw. The lighthouses were gorgeous and the trap hauling was interesting. It was a great time and a beautiful way to...More

Thank Mommy7412
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great time aboard the Pink Lady. Very informative and interesting narration done by Captain. Great viewing of the lighthouses, islands and seals.

Thank Jane G
Reviewed 5 days ago

Lovely from start to finish. HIghly recommend. good price, on time departure and arrival. captain narrated a tour of what we were viewing.

Thank Mary-Catherine M
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are no better ways to spend an unseasonably warm, mid October afternoon than on a boat heading to see whales and dolphins. We are delighted with our trip. From the migrating Monarch butterflies inspiring us with their delicate determination, the tiny migrating bird who...More

Thank Peter N
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are from Colorado. The Captain was GREAT! He was articulate, passionate and knowledgeable about the Maine coast. We were impressed with his birding skills as well as his ability to really keep the group on board educated, but, in a very enjoyable manner of...More

Thank PamHGolden_Colorado
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first attempt at whale watching... at Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Our narrator was a biologist and was very knowledgeable. She certainly kept us well informed. Saw my first bald eagle in the wild, as the boat exited the harbor. After 80 minutes of heading into...More

Thank cobbrica
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good value for the online price. Captain/narrator operated a nice cruise and was very informative with a pleasant speaking voice. Highlights included lighthouses & Rutherford Island Bay watching the lobster fishermen unloading at the South Bristol Co-op. Chilly but not unpleasant on the boat after...More

Thank HollisterRob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the morning tour. The boat was easy to find and boarding was simple. Tickets can be bought ahead of time or at the dock, if room is available. Bathrooms are on the boat. They do not offer any blankets while onboard. We left...More

Thank dese2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The lovely wife and I had a lifelong dream granted, to see whales in the wild. A warm greeting and safety announcements started our trip on a beautifully sunny and still day. Narration about the surroundings as we chugged out of harbour was great, once...More

Thank Dave B
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18 October 2017|
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Response from cobbrica | Reviewed this property |
I believe that this time of year, only a 1:00 afternoon slot is available. Trips generally last from 3 to 3.5 hours. The peak whale watching season may be behind us. You may want to contact them directly, to see if it is... More
19 July 2017|
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Response from TroyDyer | Reviewed this property |
i know you can bring water, not sure about food
21 March 2017|
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Response from Valerie b | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I just saw this question and honestly do not know the answer.