We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch

#1 of 15 Tours in Boothbay Harbor Features Animals
42 Commercial St, Piers 1 and 7, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1822
+1 800-636-3244
Review Highlights
An Awesome Day on the Ocean!

If you don't see a whale, you get another trip! There is outside and inside seating on the boat... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gardiner, Maine
The staff was friendly, the cruise was prompt and we were able to see whales. The staff was very knowledgeable.

My teenage daughter (who wants to be a Marine Biologist who studies mammals) went on the whale... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tom K
Mechanic Falls, Maine
Read all 706 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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!
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 08:00 - 20:00
42 Commercial St, Piers 1 and 7, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1822
+1 800-636-3244
Write a Review
Reviews (706)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 697 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you don't see a whale, you get another trip! There is outside and inside seating on the boat. The have a bar/snack bar available or you can bring your own lunch on board. The "docent" is knowledgeable and informative. You might also see other...More

Thank skeelovr
Reviewed 1 week ago

My teenage daughter (who wants to be a Marine Biologist who studies mammals) went on the whale watch trip. The smile never left her face. We saw Harbor Porpoise, an Ocean Sunfish, 2 Fin Whales and a Humpback Whale. It was a great experience!

Thank Tom K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a beautiful trip and would do it the next time we visit we saw a pod of whales and went to puffin island-Greattimeand good 75 degreeweather

Thank jjcook2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fun and informative trip.The staff is outstanding!Its a must do for anyone in the area of Boothbay.

Thank Deena P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on the Puffin and Whale watching cruise. Went mainly to see the Puffins as I had never seen them before. The employees were very helpful in getting information to the passengers and pointing out the small birds on the big ocean. Was not excepting...More

Thank mlhabq
Reviewed 1 week ago

I easily made a reservation by phone in the morning for afternoon - on a weekday. The reservation staff, staff at the info kiosk, and onboard staff were all wonderful, helpful and informative. My kids had never been on a boat on the ocean before...More

Thank Christina D
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family went whale-watching with Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch on a clear, beautiful day, which was good because the ride out was VERY FAST. My daughter was feeling a little scared by the speed, which made it less enjoyable. Have read other reviews about people...More

Thank eli1977
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great trip.well informed staff and crew. Safety was a priority, ship was modern and well kept. Departed timely and was interesting in its information.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The trip was excellent thanks to a super captain. Very informative and conscientious about showing all the sights and wildlife. Lovely ride.

Thank tiwack
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great morning, terrific tour and narration - she was very informative and interesting. We saw Minke and Fin whales, seals, harbor porpoises and a leather back sea turtle! Other than a couple of obnoxious tweens whose parents were not dealing with them, it was a...More

1  Thank Lee B
Nearby Restaurants
Downeast Ice Cream
528 reviews
.09 km away
Ports of Italy
975 reviews
.04 km away
Shannon's Unshelled
283 reviews
.20 km away
Blue Moon Cafe
435 reviews
.09 km away
Nearby Attractions
Abacus Gallery
34 reviews
.07 km away
Schooner Eastwind
296 reviews
.05 km away
Cap'n Fish's Puffin Nature Cruises
181 reviews
.01 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
19 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 12 answers
Response from TroyDyer | Reviewed this property |
i know you can bring water, not sure about food
21 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Valerie b | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I just saw this question and honestly do not know the answer.
Debbie B
4 August 2016|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
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