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Captain John Boats

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Address: 10 Town Wharf, Plymouth, MA 02360
Phone Number: 508-746-2643
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Whale of a Trip!

We went on Captain John's 4-hour whale watching tour and had no shortage of whale sightings. We had a relaxing cruise for about 1 hour and then the fun started with spotting some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Hartford, Connecticut
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Hartford, Connecticut
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We went on Captain John's 4-hour whale watching tour and had no shortage of whale sightings. We had a relaxing cruise for about 1 hour and then the fun started with spotting some Minke whales (look like fat dolphin). After that it was hours of 5 Humpback whales together, including a young calf who was very entertaining. Nice boat with... More 

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Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Do this! The day was so much fun. Once we were in the area where the whales were it was almost endless sightings. The Captain and crew are watching the entire time as well and giving you the heads up on where to look. No matter what side of the boat you are on, you will see the whales; the... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Went on a 4 hour plus trip as a family of five. The boat was excellent and the crew friendly and helpful. We saw a number of whales of three different species with the captain working hard to find them and give the customer a good experience. Full service galley on board which was reasonably priced, surprising with a captive... More 

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Weston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Although the crew of Captain John Boats were quick to point out that each trip is different and there can be no guarantees of seeing whales, our afternoon trip was outstanding. We first saw an Ocean Sunfish swimming near the surface. Then later on we saw numerous whales that swam close to the boat and put on quite a show.... More 

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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I have never been whale watching before and wasn't sure what to expect, but I wasn't disappointed. We saw seven humpback whales. Some even swam right up to the boat! I have had issues with sea sickness in the past, but I took Dramamine and was fine. There were several sick people, though. I would definitely recommend this whale watching... More 

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nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

There truly is no words to describe. We had a great afternoon. Like they promise, great sightings. We saw about eight or nine different whales and got to spend time watching them. The tour was run smoothly and definitely worth every cent!!

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Norwich, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I am a well traveled marine eco-tourist. I have been on many whale watch cruises in New England as well as Canada and Alaska. I have previously had numerous wonderful experiences watching whales off of Cape Cod. I have made numerous trips with Capt. John Boats in the past. I can no longer patronize them after the following experience. On... More 

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Never gets boring going out on this boat - be it the pirates cruise, or the lobster cruise, a good time is to be had by all. We look forward to going back each year!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We have been on several whale watches along coastal Eastern MA. This one is by far the best! The boat is great as are the staff. We have done Capt. Johns 3 times and each time has been different, but awesome! They know how to find the whales and safely stop to observe them in their naturrall habitat Be prepared... More 

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North Smithfield, Rhode Island
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Overall I was somewhat dissatisfied. The boat captain and crew were very friendly and courteous, however the term of "DEEP SEA FISHING" is somewhat misleading. I have been going deep sea fishing for over 40 years now, mostly once or twice a year. When I began fishing you could count on catching at least 6 to 12 fish on a... More 

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