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First Chance Whale Watch

4 Western Ave, Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME 04043
(207) 967-5507
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Ranked #6 of 10 Activities in Kennebunkport
Type: Boat Tours
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Vermont
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My husband and I were on our honeymoon and i really wanted to go on a whale watch. We had an amazing time and it was well worth the money. The crew went above and beyond the call of duty. Julie was amazing, and she showed true care for her customers. I have been known to get seasick and she... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

It was our first time ever going on a whale watch tour. The crew on the boat went above and beyond what we could have imagined. If you're thinking of a whale tour you can't lose with first chance. Their price was very reasonable and they tend to your every need just so you have a great experience. We seen... More

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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A real treat to view the harbor at Kennebunkport, see the Bush Estate, catch a couple of seals basking in the sun and learn how lobsters are harvested. You can even have a picture taken with the catch. The second mate, Winn, is a 5 year old chocolate lab. He runs a tight ship!

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

First Chance was excellent. The captain really does everything he can so you see whales and makes sure you get the full experience. We saw a lot the day we went and one got really close to the boat. The crew was amazing and was constantly making sure everyone was okay, they provided sun block, and the food was great... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

My partner and I thought we would give this a try after enjoying our Whale Watching Trip we had done in Dominican Republic. At $48. per adult it was significantly cheaper then our southern trip. I think we ended up about 20 miles from shore during which time we observed Minke Whales, a Fin Back Whale and most amusing was... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

A few weeks ago my sister and I decided to go whale watching while visiting Maine for our annual vacation. A few of my family members who live in Maine had mentioned that the best place to go was Kennebunkport to the First Chance Whale Watch. I looked up the phone number online and called the night before to reserve... More

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New Hyde Park, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

First Chance staff was excellent, So attentive form making sure no one got sea sick to making sure your drinks were never empty you could not have received better service! There were 5 adults and 4 kids in my crew and everyone had a blast. Captain was also very knowledgeable. I highly recommend First Chance as your choice for your... More

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USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

10am 5 hrs 20+ miles out to sea. saw Humpback, Finback & Minke whales. Nice crew and captain loved his job as well as being very knowledgeable.

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Biddeford, Maine, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Your staff was friendly...helpful and happy!! The boat was beautiful and clean..the captain very informative..and captain stayed out longer just so we wouldn't miss any whale action!!! The best memories ever...so worth it...planning to go again very soon!

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

First Chance Whale Watch offers a very comprehensive tour. They are well-prepared and knowledgeable about whale watching, the ocean topography, and weather trends. Captain Gary kept us actively looking for whales, which although in short supply, did finally make enough of a showing to give us a treat. I did appreciate that Cap'n Gary gave us a longer tour just... More

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