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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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Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Informative day, great weather, but we didn't see any whales. We did see many other forms of ocean life, and the trip naturalist was great.

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Stevensville, Maryland, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

On our recent trip, we saw a few distant Finback whales and a large (30 ft) basking shark right next to the boat. It was a beautiful day on the water overall.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Unfortunately no whales that day but we had a great time and the crew was so friendly and informative. Since we didn't see any whales they gave us a ticket to be used on another one of their tours. We did the Kennebunk tour today and it was awesome!

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Moore, Oklahoma
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We went on a beautiful sunny Thursday in Boothbay only to find out a mile off shore it was wicked foggy. They took us out in the fog for 3 hours but we couldn't see a thing. When we finally got back the dock they gave us tickets for another day. We went back on Saturday to retry the whale... More

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Clark, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The boat left right on time, make sure to arrive early and get on line so that you can pick a decent seat. We sat in the first seats up front, big mistake as we had the wind whipping on us and the cover in front prevented warmth from the sun. Sitting in the sun was a better option. We... More

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Salt Point, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We went on the 1-1/4 seal adventure. It was a perfect day, a bit windy on the water you may want a lite jacket. I picked my summer home which was on its own island. The seals were sunning themselves & very visible. The entire town is a shopping & eating pleasure

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Utica, New York
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

bring a heavy coat even if its hot on the dock. we sat on the lower right side of the boat and got soaked. we saw whales but not that huge tail and spout the photos show, just a grey mass swimming . off the bucket list.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We love seeing the harbor from the deck. And seeing all the beautiful summer homes on the many islands inside the harbor. getting out to see the seals, whales, and birds of the area is awesome too.

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Putnam, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Went on a whale watch on a Cap'n Fish Boat and it was a great experience. The captain on board gave an exceptional narrative concerning whales in the area. We saw numerous whales close-up. An amazing, unforgettable experience!

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Yoe, PA
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18 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

While the trip would have been a little better without the chaos a sea sick passenger provided. I felt bad for her, but I think there should have been a process or person to assist her to a safe place so the rest of the passengers could enjoy the trip. And because the chairs, or trash can aren't secured down,... More

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