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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 #13 of 21 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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Chesterfield, Missouri
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110 reviews 110 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Had nice three hour trip. Saw some humpback whales up close. Good info by education team aboard. Sit in bow and get early spot near front on rails for best pix angle.

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Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We booked with Yankee Fleet and went out at 7 AM for an all day (8 hours) trip. The boat, the Patriot is not exactly the most glamous boat you will ever see, it could use some paint and TLC, but the crew was great. They helped everyone, getting lines untangled, giving instructions about how use the equipment, measuring fish,... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Was up in the air about going based on some reviews I read on here. Decided to go and had a great time. We went on a Tuesday afternoon. There was plenty of room on the boat. Entire staff was very friendly and very helpful. My wife and I were very impressed. If you like to fish, I couldn't recommend... More

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Boston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I didn't have a terrible day. We didn't really catch a lot of fish. It was a great day don't get me wrong, the crew were nice, and the captain tried really hard to get us to the right area. I understand you have bad days and good days but I gave it a 4 star because I didn't like... More

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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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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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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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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