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Capt Bill And Sons Whale Watch

24 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930
800 339 4253
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Ranked #5 of 21 Activities in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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Milford,Pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

My wife and I have gone whale watching in Gloucester several times and each time we have had a great experience. This time we purchased tickets through Groupon. The trip to see the whales is about 1 1/2 hours but it is worth the ride. We saw 30 finback whales and a minke whale but the trip was shortened by... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We had made reservations well in advance and the day before we were to leave they called us with their concerns for the possibility of bad weather on our tour date and wondered if we would like to move our reservations up one day. Very considerate. We left on time and the tour was very informative and we were able... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

When there was miscommunication right before the boat left the harbor , e.g., they could not reach me by phone, they assumed I would not come to this trip and sold 4 remaining tickets to others. After they found they over-sold tickets, they asked my family to leave the boat. Fact 1: I did call to make a reservation. Why... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The whales were great, the staff was too. Be aware the ride out is 2 hours, so the ride back is the same. Plan on a good 5 hours at sea.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This was a great way to spend the afternoon off of Cape Ann. The boat ride out of Gloucester Harbor was very scenic. We saw humpbacks on our trip. There wasn't a bad spot on the boat for viewing and the crew made sure to announce when the whales we coming to surface. I was really surprised at how close... More

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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137 reviews 137 reviews
48 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Was looking to do a whale watching tour and found Captain Bill. All the reviews I read were great so we booked the trip. The staff was very nice and the boat was very clean. Didn't know that our 2pm tour wouldn't be arriving back till 7pm considering the whales were further out. It was a long ride out we... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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23 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We came across this tour on Groupon and bought the 2P tour. Enjoyed it very much! The crew was very informative and got to see humpbacks. We had to go out about an hour and a half or more to see them, near Provincetown, Cape Cod area. It makes more sense to get a tour from Cape Cod but we... More

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Garner, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I recently went out on a whale watching cruise. The boat was roomy and comfortable. It had all of the amenities you would want. As for the whale watching itself the Captian was able to find a small pod of humpback whales for us. The crew was very informative telling us about the whales and information about whaling. On the... More

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Muskego, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Used a Groupon and had an amazing time. The crew made sure we saw whales. We had to go further out but saw pairs, singles and 3 different species. Definitely worth the money!

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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Whale watching was something that our kids really wanted to do on our Massachusetts vacation. We weren't disappointed. I found a Groupon deal for $49 for 2 people, so our family of 4 was able to go for $98. Capt Bills was a little hard to find, even with GPS, and we were a little stressed about making it on... More

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