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Address: 42 Commercial Street, Piers 1 and 7, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
Phone Number: 800-636-3244
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Description: Cap'n Fish's offers daily cruises to whale feeding grounds.expert...
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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The Best Money Spent

Best money spent during our whole vacation! The boat ride was wonderful...the weather was wonderful...and we saw whales!! This was definitely the highlight of our trip!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Best money spent during our whole vacation! The boat ride was wonderful...the weather was wonderful...and we saw whales!! This was definitely the highlight of our trip!

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We set off 9.30am in deep mist, wondering if we were doing something worthwhile. We had no sooner cleared some of the small islands than we saw a minke whale, it was close enough to the boat for us to have a very good view especially as there weren't too many people on board. The Captain announced we were about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is a must see if you visit Boothbay. We saw 4 hump back whales up close. It was a once in a lifetime experience.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We took the Kennebec River cruise on a Sunday afternoon while visiting Boothbay. There weren't many guests so the boat was wide open. Unfortunately, the weather wasn't very good so we stayed mostly inside. This is a scenic trip that goes all the way to Bath (see the Iron Works) and back. It was a full 3 hours. The boat... More 

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Utica, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

went on the river cruise. a scenic 3 hour tour. Went by bath ship yard-cool. bring a sweatshirt and tie up your hair ladies because it gets chilly and windy. loved the tour.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Took the 3 hour whale watching tour and learned so much about humpback whales. The captain also did everything he could to get us as close to the whales as possible. We had the pleasure of seeing 7 whales that afternoon.

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We saw a mama whale and her calf. The calf was very curious and hung out near the boat, even swimming under the boat. The mama let her calf investigate but stayed very close, keeping an eye on things. Both our girls agreed it was the best wildlife experience of their lives and it was in mine and my husbands... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Very nice boat - we showed up around our ticket time and there were already a lot of people on the boat- just know that they let you in to sit before the ticket time so if you want a seat on the top or bottom you may want to go early to get one. Very interesting facts about whales... More 

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This was my first time out on this whale watching tour in Booth Bay. We were lucky at the 1.5 hr mark to see 6 whales and 2 dolphines on the surface. All the marine life floated around the boat to make it a great experience. It was a total of 3 hours but worth the ride. We parked on... More 

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Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We took this tour yesterday afternoon, August 15th. Our guide on the boat was Doninique. It was an excellent trip. The boat is very clean, the staff friendly and Dominique very knowledgable about the whales and other sea life. We were fortunate to watch a mother humpback and her calf for a long time as they swam and 'played' near... More 

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