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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
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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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Macedon, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Unfortunately we did not see any whales when we went out and that's ok because they do not guarantee seeing the. They did give us vouchers to use again or for another one of their trips. The only thing they should consider is canceling the trip when the seas are really rough. We went out on an exceptionally rough day... More

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Maine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I have been on a whale watch with another company on a bright sunny day, saw lots of whales with an experienced and knowledgable narrator. Not the case here. Got a call the night before saying my 9:30 whale watch had been cancelled and we were bumped to the 1:30 tour. Awoke the next morning to perfectly sunny skies that... More

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Dalton, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I know there is no guarantee you will see a whale but we saw nothing the whole trip..i paid to take nap as did all other passengers..was very had to hear the tour guide..stand by tickets were given but every time we had the chance to do such while we were there the boats were full and stand bys don't... More

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Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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39 reviews 39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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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
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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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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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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
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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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