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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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This is a 3 1/2 hour tour that includes commentary from a biologist about the types and habits of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Fun whale watching!

At first, we were concerned that we wouldn't see any whales because it was a very foggy day, but by... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lisa C
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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 2 days ago via mobile

This is a 3 1/2 hour tour that includes commentary from a biologist about the types and habits of various whale species along with information about the area including the home of the wicked witch of Wizard of Oz fame. We did see plenty of...More

1  Thank BishopSteve
Reviewed 3 days ago

At first, we were concerned that we wouldn't see any whales because it was a very foggy day, but by the time we got out of the bay and into the ocean, it had cleared up. We got to see some fin and minke whales,...More

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Minke whales, Fin whales, Harbor porpoises, White Sided porpoises, Grey seals, Harbor seals, Common Murre, Loons, an a Northern Gannet! Well worth the time!

Thank themudpeddler
Reviewed 3 days ago

Although we had visited Boothbay Harbor many times over the years, we learned so much about the waterways of this area and the various lighthouses and other attractions. This was such a beautiful and informational trip.

Thank Grace R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the whale watching. Saw many Pin Whales from a distance. They made sure to swing the ship around so everyone can see. Also saw porpoises, seals and birds.

Thank kad757
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great trip...been coming to Boothbay for over thirty years...learned many new things from captain during trip

Thank Gary K
Reviewed 4 days ago

Captain was great could not ask for better. Very smooth ride. This late in the season you will need a jacket

Thank redb44
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took the puffin and whale excursion. This was our 30th wedding anniversary and what a special way to spend the day! We spent roughly 30 minutes watching the puffins, which are pretty dang cute. Then we sped off to find whales, and the few...More

Thank Lori T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Do to unusual circumstances our trip was cut short. Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch treated us very fair and the staff on the boat made the most of the unfortunate events that occurred on our trip. Had our trip not been cut short their overall rating...More

Thank herberttj
Reviewed 1 week ago

The whale watch was cancelled because of rough water on the ocean, customer safety first!!! We then water toured the area, islands, light houses and areas of interest (nature, history and fun facts) ... this was excellent! The gentleman operating the boat and explaining key...More

1  Thank rjohn10720
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Response from TroyDyer | Reviewed this property |
i know you can bring water, not sure about food
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Sorry I just saw this question and honestly do not know the answer.
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4 August 2016|
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Response from amandabc2016 | Reviewed this property |
for the 3-hour whale watching tour, adults = $54. Kids 6-14 = $32. kids under 5yo = $19. Dogs = $22. We parked in the Parking lot of the Boothbay Harbor Town Clerk, at 11 Howard Street, about 1.5 blocks from the departure... More