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Address: Rye Harbor, PO Box 768, Rye, NH 03870
Phone Number: 603-964-5545

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i went with my best friend and she remarked how quickly we saw our first whale. she had been to another whale watch that took several hours to get to and from where the whales... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
HannahSparkles
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Sunbury, Pennsylvania, United States
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Sunbury, Pennsylvania, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

i went with my best friend and she remarked how quickly we saw our first whale. she had been to another whale watch that took several hours to get to and from where the whales were. we were in a fairly small boat that maneuvered quite easily. we saw many whales and a few other animals as well that were... More 

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houston, tx
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

this company uses a boat that is somewhat smaller than the other company out of Rye, which makes it very maneuverable in order to get the best positions relative to the whales. We saw 10+ mostly humpback whales, a harbor seal and 2-3 groups of N. Atlantic white sided dolphins frolicking inthe ocean. The staff is very friendly and professional... More 

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Rochester, New Hampshire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

We went out on the 5 lighthouse cruise. The was was very choppy but we had a great time! It was nice to see the lighthouses from a different perspective! It was unfortunate that some people were seasick but it truly was a fun experience! It is nice that you take the time annually for this cruise. Thank you!

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College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Very cool trip! It was a nice day out (Sept. 5th) and the water wasn't too choppy. We started off seeing a smaller Minke Whale, just past the Isle of Shoals, which we watched for a while until some activity was spotted further out. When we arrived at the area with the activity, it ended up being three Humpback Whales... More 

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Hambergen, Germany
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23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is a very educational trip with whales to watch in their natural habitat. We had no Humpback whale, which is one of those animals that show its flukes before diving, but the finbacks we saw, were huge! The crew took every chance to get near to the whales. Later on I read one of the books lying in the... More 

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Bokeelia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This was my first ever whale watch experience and it was a great one. The tour groups are kept small and since it is a science based excursion, it is extremely educational. Everyone on the ship was engaged with all the watchers. They were concerned about your safety and well being. For example, the day of our trip the weather... More 

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Longwood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Had never gone whale watching before. This was an excellent trip. There was a professional whale expert on board giving commentary on the whales and directing us on where to look. She was extremely well informed. The weather was great and the rest of the crew were equally helpful. Highly recommended if you are in the area.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Amazing adventure , not touristy. The educational part of the trip was very informative and this vessel and co is part of a research Group and we felt they were in this for the whales. More laid back And less people than some of the other companies out there.

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Ottawa, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I brought my sons (7 and 5) on this whale watching trip. It was great! The day we went we saw three whales (2 fin whales, 1 minke whale) and about 200 dolphins. It was terrific. I guess they don't often see dolphins, let alone 200 of them at once, but we were really lucky and the dolphins kept jumping... More 

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GSWW, Owner at Granite State Whale Watch, Inc., responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent whale watch. I'm glad your family had a great time- Dolphins are always a passenger favorite, and we haven't seen too many of them this season so it was a very exciting sighting! In terms of smoking on board the boat, our current policy is the same... More 

Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

First, the website for this company looks nicer than all the rest....however it misleads you with respect to the boat they have...it is one of the smallest if not the smallest...the largest one there seams to be the Atlantic. The sea was quite rough when we went out....they did warn us about this before we left...however, it was a beautiful... More 

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GSWW, Owner at Granite State Whale Watch, Inc., responded to this review

Hilyana, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent whale watch. As a company we strive to be as honest as possible with our customers. I'm quite surprised that you found our website to be "misleading." There is a picture of the boat right on the front page of the website. Our boat has a... More 

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