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Odyssey Whale Watching

170 Commercial Street, Portland, ME 04101
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Ranked #33 of 64 Activities in Portland
Type: Ships, Tours, Adventure
Activities: Whale watching
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Owner description: Boat offering whale-watching trips.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 via mobile

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
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
73 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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 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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19 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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