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Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch

42 Commercial Street, Piers 1 and 7, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
800-636-3244
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships
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... more » 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! « less
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Boothbay, Maine
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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Wilton, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We did the 3 hour Kennebec River tour on a sunny and warm day in late August. The captain was very knowledgeable and entertaining as he took us around the harbors and rivers and pointed out wildlife. Interesting to go through the swing bridge at Southport, and past the destroyer being built at Bath Iron Works. I particularly enjoyed seeing... More

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New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The trip was good... but we had passes from a previous year that no whales were sighted...... We saw whales... in the distance.... one tail (fluke) and about 10 spouts.... a couple of fins.... I think it is very pricey $$$ and if we were paying full price for this trip I would have been disappointed.... Think I will try... More

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

What a wonderful experience!!! Saw not only Whales up close, but harbor seals, grey seals, 2 types of whales, sea porposies etc. The crew was great and provided us with alot of very interesting information not only about the animals, but the area and buildings we saw on our \way out of the harbor The boat is clean and in... More

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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We took Cap'n Fish's Whale Watching cruise yesterday and had a fantastic time. Our captain and his crew were very informative and provided great commentary on the way out and back (a total of 3 hours). We were lucky and saw a pod of fin whales (6-7 whales) frolicking once we got to the site they recommended. It was an... More

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