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First Chance Whale Watch

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Address: 4 Western Ave, Kennebunkport, Kennebunks, ME 04043
Phone Number: (207) 967-5507
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We saw whales

Whale watching has a lot of luck to it. We got lucky and saw Humpbacks, a Finback, Minke and dolphins. The crew know where to look and the boat is a reasonable size.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

BAIT AND SWITCH! BUYER BEWARE!! If you want to book a group in advance....beware!!! I am very disappointed in confirmation and pricing issues that I have received from this company trying to book a group for both the Lobster cruise and the Whale Watching. I called numerous times in the last three months asking for a written confirmation of our... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I made reservations 3 days in a row and every time it was canceled. Every time I waited for an hour and they always canceled last minute it absolutely ruined my vacation to Maine and my son walked out crying he said "Last Chance more like No Chance"

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is an hour and half tour that goes to Walker Point and circles a small rocky island in search of sea lions. Tour would have been much better if it continued onto the lighthouse and surrounding area. Also the captain has a microphone but when he stopped to pull up a lobster trap, he did not use the microphone.... More 

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Geneva on the Lake OHIO
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Easy enough to get to, and the the staff are friendly. The boat is newer and has all the amenities. However....... The ride is Long and in my mind very boring if you don't see any sea life.... and we didn't. We spent 5 hours in the sun, which was nice but at no time did our captain talk much... More 

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Cape Neddick, Maine
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I would not recommend this cruise as we had made reservations and drove quite a while to get to the cruise only to find out that the cruise was cancelled 1 hour and 15 minutes before we were supposed to be there for,the cruise. We asked if we could park in their parking lot and they said no, even though... More 

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Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

It was a gorgeous day! Was pleasantly surprised that the water was pretty calm. We saw three different kinds of whales, porpoise, seals and sunfish. Nice view of the lighthouse too. It was a very enjoyable trip and we would definitely recommend it to others. If you have small kids it might be a long trip, so bring things for... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Whale watching has a lot of luck to it. We got lucky and saw Humpbacks, a Finback, Minke and dolphins. The crew know where to look and the boat is a reasonable size.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is not my first foray into ecotourism. I have done many other activities and I'm in an active diver. Let me state that the boat was clean. They squeeze as many paying passengers as possible onto the ship. We did not see any whales. I understand that's The way things sometimes work out. The crew did not do anything... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great!! We saw humpbacks, sunfish, minkes and seals. The crew kept it interesting and some how the kids didn't mind the 5 hour boat ride!!

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Painted Post, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This was the high point of our week long trip. Dont miss out worth every cent. The captain stayed out for five hrs so we could see acouple of whales porpoise riding the wake of the boat an ocean sun fish,seals and the lighthouse up close. It was one of the best days of my life. Thanks sooo much First... More 

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