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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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Peabody, Massachusetts
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136 reviews 136 reviews
47 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

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
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We started on a wonderful afternoon guided by a perky host Brittany whose enthusiasm was only matched by the whales eagerness to put a real display. The boat was a bit small and the journey long - almost 2.5 hrs to get to the whales. But once we were there it was just a continuous delight to see fin whales,... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

This was my second trip with this company. 30mins after departure a spout was spotted and we immediately headed there and located a humpback and her calf. Stayed with them for a good while. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable! Will go back again when in the area!

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Hook, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Our original booking was with another company who cancelled the trip that morning. We were given a voucher for this trip and weren't disappointed. Beautiful calm seas, a gentle trip out to the area where whales were expected. We saw two adults, feeding and coming to the surface for air. Excellent experience.

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This was an amazing trip. It took an hour and a half to get to the whale watching site. They advised to take a jacket because it can get cool out on the water, we did and it was. Virtually as soon as we arrived at the site the whales appeared. There were two, Northstar and Hippocampus. They dove around... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Best whale watch ever! Wish we had gone here first! Next year we will be back! Great staff! very friendly. will be back next summer! We LOVED watching the whales feed!

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