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Odyssey Whale Watching

170 Commercial Street, Portland, ME 04101
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Ranked #27 of 46 Activities in Portland
Type: Tours
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Very professional team and super keen to deliver. The gentleman that gives the commentary is knowledgeable and keeps a good balance of keeping you entertained without droning on for hours. Do make sure you take a thick sweater or jacket of sorts, especially for the morning run. Take some sunscreen too because it can switch from chilly and cloudy to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Crew very nice. No offense to the people working at odyssey, except that they sell fishing tours when there are no fish to catch!!!!! We were told we would each catch "several" fish. Spent $175 to take family of 5 mackerel fishing and my 1 son caught ONE 4 inch whiting in 2 hrs of fishing. I think about 4... More

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Brimfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My family and I took the whale watching tour first thing in the morning. On the way out to see the captain gave us a lesson on what we were seeing around the bay. This I feel like added to the trip. Once out of the bay we saw harbor seals and some harbor porpoise. Very cool to see. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

An 11 year old got her birthday wish. The crew was wonderful. They took time to explain why they choose the destination and did their best to get us as close to the whales as possible.

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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

not the fault of odyssey, but we didn't see any whales. saw a porpoise, a seal and a basking sun fish but little else. left in a thick fog, which finally cleared once we reached the ledges. whales just didn't cooperate. we did receive a voucher for another free cruise.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Let's start with this: real life is not The Discovery Channel and marine mammals, fish, seals and so forth are not contractually bound to show up on schedule. We saw plenty of seals yesterday during a lighthouse cruise (a tour which I highly recommend, by the way). On this four-hour trip, even those seals were AWOL. We have been told... More

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Sellersburg, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Take this trip at the beginning of your stay, because if you don't see any whales they will stamp your boarding pass to allow you another trip free of charge anytime within the next year. We went twice without seeing a whale, so have another trip available if we get back to Maine within a year. They say they have... More

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Our trip was lovely. The crew was helpful and directed us to lots of marine life. Very professionally done.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Very nice employees! We called from Brunswick at 8:30 to get on the 9:00 watch. we did push the speed limit just a tad. I called to see if they would wait for us as we were 10 out. They did and I was so greatful! We did not see any whales but you could see they were trying. Staff... More

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Huntingdon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

I went twice this summer and didn't see any whales. The crew was very nice and the boat was fine. I understand it's not their fault but it was a bit disappointing spending 8 hours on the boat and not seeing anything. All in all it was a good time!

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