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Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch

Address: 42 Commercial Street, Piers 1 and 7, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
Phone Number: 800-636-3244
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Cap'n Fish's offers daily cruises to whale feeding grounds.expert narration,full galley, temp...
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Type: Ships, Sights & Landmarks
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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!

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Tyrone, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The beautiful Maine coast line is something you have to see. The whale watch is one of the best times I have ever had and we did get to see whales.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Even when you leave dock in a fog, you can get a view of the surrounding Dock area and village of Booth Bay Harbor. The Captain does a VERY GOOD job of narrating the voyage and explaining the various islands, which ones are habitable and accessible by car or boat. We were able to see the MANY and various colored... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Had a fantastic boat ride way out where the fisherman fish for tuna. We got to experience see several whales,fin and minke, seals, porpoise and dolphins. Had a great time and the guide was very informative. The captn definite knew where to go. They say it's a 2 hour trip but we're out there almost 3...well worth it!

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Brecon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Having Whale watched extensively in Alaska, Vancouver Island, Mexico coast and Maine on previous trips, we were very pleasantly surprised at the 50 dollar price, which is cheaper than we have previously paid. The boat was large, plenty of room for all, and with a decent guide, we saw 5 Fin Whales. The weather closed in at the end but... More 

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Boothbay, Maine
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Sept 15, 2014 - The air was a little chilly, but the excitement of seeing many whales and dolphins warmed us quickly. The guide was knowledgeable and gave entertaining explanations of what we were seeing on both scenery and marine life. The seats were comfortable. The bathrooms were clean. The upper deck is open. The lower deck is enclosed. Snacks... More 

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Shohola, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This was an incredible trip! We saw many fin whales - majestic and elegant in a pod of 6 or 7. The staff were wonderful - the tour guide was fun and informative, and the Captain was a real gentleman. He chased the spray from the whale spouts to give us a close view, and stayed out longer than we... More 

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Plainfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We went on a short cruise (1.25 hrs.). We saw 2 lighthouses, a few seals, a dolphin, some ducks, and a bald eagle. The equipment was really well maintained. The crew members were all well informed and professional! They even pulled out a lobster trap and explained lobstering. I would definitely go back for a longer cruise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The boat was great, our guide was very very good. When we got to the whales the captain would move the boat in the direction of the whales. So we got close enough to hear them blow and we even caught a couple of sprays. We traveled over 900+ miles for this vacation it was awsome. Our daughter inlaw and... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

saw whales and seals as close as they could get very knowledgeable crew. had a very enjoyable trip. highly recommend.

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Vienna, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We had a good time out on the Pink Lady. The young lady who helped to identify the whales/seals/porpoise, etc was very knowledgeable and we did see a lot of whales!!!! The cafe was not so hot...take your own snacks (which they do allow though they post that they do not). We would definitely do this again!

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