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Yankee Whale Watch and Deep Sea Fishing

121 East Main St, Gloucester, MA 01930
800-942-5464
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Ranked #12 of 20 activities in Gloucester
Type: Tours
Owner description: Celebrating over 60 years of ocean adventures! Most experienced charter company on Cape Ann, pioneering whale watching & deep sea fishing... more » Owner description: Celebrating over 60 years of ocean adventures! Most experienced charter company on Cape Ann, pioneering whale watching & deep sea fishing excursions.Sightings guaranteed! Nature based tours, narrated bird watching and whale watching trips. Half day, All day and Overnight Seafaris. Full bait, tackle and gift shop. Educational exhibits: Great Fun for all ages! « less
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We live 5 hours away and had planned and reserved this trip a few MONTHS in advance. After taking time off work and paying for hotels, Yankee Fleet called us 12 hours before our trip and told us that not enough people had signed up for that day and therefore the trip was not going to be 'profitable' for them... More

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Boston
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Took my Girl Friend and her two teenagers on the Yankee Patriot with Capt John and crew Dave and George for the full day fishing trip leaving at 7am this morning. Weather was awesome, seas were calm and we caught lots of fish, many types! Highlight of the day was GF's daughter catching a blue fish and it really gave... More

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West Chester, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

My husband took two grandsons on afternoon excursion. Unfortunately they didn't catch anything to bring home. They said staff friendly and they went quite far out into the ocean. One boy caught a small halibut and the other a dog fish. The boys said it was a great time. Beware they charge for refreshments, plastic bags and remind you often... More

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Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

....this is the trip for you (wink). This is our second time deep sea fishing with Yankee Fleet in about five years. The boat is fine, the staff is fine....but WHERE ARE THE FISH?! Both time we've gone (husband and two children), we have caught an abundance of dogfish (little sharks?) that are not kept. Both times only one member... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Yankee Fleet has always been my first choice for whale watching on the North Shore. So when my children and out of town family asked to go deep sea fishing, I didn't hesitate to book a trip with them. Our experience was absolutely appalling! The crew on board was incredibly rude and made my son feel like he was an... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We went out on the first all day charter of 2013. The weather was cold, but a day on the water is always fun. Captain Pete made this a great trip for our family. He took my son, age 12, and showed him how all the instruments on the bridge work, and answered all of the questions he could think... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

My son and I went on a morning excursion. It was fun and the crew was super friendly and helpful (except for the sea witch at the snack counter). Unfortunately the fish weren't biting, with just a few caught on the whole boat. It felt like we spent a lot of time motoring to different spots and not that much... More

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Boston, MA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

I went on the boat with my two girls (ages 6 and 8) and all three of us had an AMAZING, fun trip thanks to the kindness, helpfulness and knowledge of the Yankee Fleet crew. There was always someone there to lend a hand with whatever my girls needed. And in the end the kids were over the moon excited... More

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Salinas, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

They are in a position where they can get their boats filled (overfilled) with passengers almost all of the time due to their heavy national advertising so without making a good faith effort to get the boat on some fish, the fisherman is brought to areas of water that produce little fish (not counting sand sharks). Their prices are high... More

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MA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

I have been fishing with Yankee fleet for over 25 years. My father first brought me when I was 12. I try to go deep sea fishing at least once a year because it’s fun and is a great way to spend some time on the water. In the early years of fishing, I had seen people catch so many... More

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