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Address: 170 Commercial Street, Portland, ME 04101
Phone Number: (207)775-0727
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Activities: Whale watching
Description: Boat offering whale-watching trips.

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No Whales but worth the trip anyways

Unfortunately, during our trip we were not able to see any whales. Regardless the trip was still well worth it and something I would do again! The boat is nice and comfortable... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 23, 2014
Cara C
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Pittston, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The crew were determined and went into overtime to deliver. Spent most of the trip speeding along with ocean spray in our face. My wife, 2 girls and were seated right in front so not to miss a one wave washing over the bow. Then the crew spotted some Minke whales in the distance. They were persistent in their pursuit... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

we were fortunate enough to see a few whales when we were out. The staff is excellent! Have realistic expectations going into the trip. I figured worse case was I was paying for a 4 hour boat ride, which would've been worth it to me. They can't magically make the whales surface and put on a show. Nonetheless they will... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Unfortunately, during our trip we were not able to see any whales. Regardless the trip was still well worth it and something I would do again! The boat is nice and comfortable with plenty of places to sit. The crew was very friendly, very informative and we learned a lot not only about Whales but other marine life. Since we... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Had one day to see the whales. Problem was it was not the weekend. Forecast was for 10 mph wind. Recieved a phone call, a mere few hours before the trip saying conditions are deteriorating and cancelled. Winds dropped to 5 mph. Obvious they didn't think they had enough people to pay for trip. Left us high and dry. Go... More 

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Portland, Maine
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

My wife and I decided to spend a day as tourists in Portland. We live close by. Neither of us had ever been in a whale watching cruise so I had no idea what we would see. The good news is that it was a wonderful sunny day on the water and we did see a few minke whales about... More 

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Freehold, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

No Whales! They did give us a free ticket for another visit if we come back within a year. Not very likely to do so since I'm 8 hours away. Of course it's understandable that we weren't able to see whales. Not the kind of thing you could guarantee.

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New York City, New York
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137 reviews 137 reviews
80 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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

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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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
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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New England
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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