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First Chance Whale Watch

4 Western Ave, Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME 04043
(207) 967-5507
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Type: Boat Tours
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Our day at sea today was absolutely spectacular. Captain Gary, Julie, and the young man cooking the burgers (which were very tasty, by the way) were fun, informative and professional. You could tell that they truly cared about their customers having a great experience. We saw Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, Harbor Porpoises and a Blue Shark (and for those of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We went on the tour 7/23/14. We were quite happy. It took a long time to find whales, but eventually we saw 2 fin backs. After that sighting, the captain took us by a lighthouse surrounded by seals. The boat was very clean and the staff was friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I would suggest going into this with the mindset you are paying $48 for a 4-5 hour boat ride into the ocean. You may or may not see whales. We saw a few small minke whales and some large fish but not much else. The crew can't do much about it. They were very friendly and attentive to the clients... More

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Athens, Georgia
19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

We did the Scenic Lobster Cruise during our visit to Kennebunkport earlier this month. It was easy to reserve a spot by phone. The boat takes you past Walker's Point and an island filled with seals. Then, the crew pulls in a lobster trap and talks about the lobsters and lobster fishing. That part seemed abbreviated to me, but the... More

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Marblehead, MA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Whale watching trip with good crew. They stayed out longer and went farther than planned to see two Finbacks. My wife wanted to go, me, I have seen some whales while fishing the same waters. I am sort of the seen a whale once and I am good type. Now my wife has seen a whale and is content. There... More

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Rockville, Maryland, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Both lobster and whale watch tours are available. Boat handling was professional, the crew courteous, and had the appearance of being well maintained. About two dozen seats are under a canopy, another three dozen or so in the open air. Our group opted for the shorter of two available tours, this one taking a little over an hour's time, cruising... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

What a great day we spent on the high seas looking for whales. Capt Gary and his crew were delightful and engaging. They really made the waiting to see whales fun and educational. Our boat consisted of all ages and everyone had a great time. Loved this adventure and so fun to see whales next to the boat!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We turned up for this Saturday's tour. We were staying nearby at Hidden Ponds so were really keen to get on the whale trip which runs less frequency at end of season. However, I think that was to our favour! Firstly the boat had about 40 people on it so we could sit anyway and there was lots of room... More

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Portland, Maine
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Exceptional Crew - Large Seal Colony- Captain was great about getting us as close as possible. We then following a HUGE Dolphin pod- again the captain was great at getting everyone on the boat a good angle for pictures. Very informative without overkill. My niece is autistic and rarely interacts with people she does not know - The Captain was... More

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

i should of just launched my 96.00 dollars cash,,,,,,,,,,cash only.....into the ocean...maybe the whales,would have fed on that,5hrs.of bumpy water,could not hear a word,of the captain,but i did get to see.............seagulls,,,134 passengers x 48.00...do the math..what a money maker

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