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Address: 228 MacArthur Drive, New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone Number: 508-984-4979
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Combo fishing boat knowledge and New Bedford history

New Bedford is monetary fishing capital of US. This is due to scallops! Not fish! The story of fishing and description of the many fishing boats in the harbor are the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 7, 2015
Carol O
Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

New Bedford is monetary fishing capital of US. This is due to scallops! Not fish! The story of fishing and description of the many fishing boats in the harbor are the highlights of this 1 hr personally narrated harbor tour. The captain has been doing this for years. The boat holds about 15 seated along the sides. It is covered.... More 

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Oswego, New York
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111 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The tour which is taken on a small overhead covered pleasure craft and ours lasted about 75 minutes. On many of this type tour, you listen to a canned message that is repeated over and over again. This was not true of the history lesson from Captain Rick. His version of New Bedford and Fair Haven, Massachusetts was very refreshing.... More 

1 Thank jmartibOswego_NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Nicely done! Very informative and a great tour of the harbor from on the water. Book in advance using their website to guarantee a spot. I also used Groupon for a great deal. 1 hour trip around the harbor and out past the hurricane wall.

1 Thank Blackbelt131
Sandwich, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We had an exceptionally great time on this one hour tour of the Acushnet River, exploring the many piers and wharves with the New Bedford fishing fleet close by. Our Captain explained the various types of fishing boats and the workings of the fleet. His knowledge of the fishing industry and the history of this port made the trip very... More 

1 Thank capecodken2015
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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250 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Acushnet Harbor Tour with Captain Joe. The small boat was full of passengers from our cruise ship, about 14. The tour lasted about an hour and we saw the fishing fleet, lighthouse, osprey nest, hurricane wall and gate up close, small islands and bridge. Captain Joe described points of interest and provided information about local history and politics and the... More 

1 Thank Jenny W
Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We took the 1:30 boat ride with Captain Rick. He knew a lot of information about the harbor. This was a fun and informative harbor tour of New Bedford and Fairhaven Ma. We also saw a seal swimming in the harbor.

1 Thank nan61743
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Be sure to get a reservation ahead of time as this boat only takes about 15 people. An hour long tour with a wonderful talented man who talked the entire hour about the history of New Bedford, the various fishing boats and how they caught their fish, stories of how someone rose from lowly job to owning 40 ships, who... More 

2 Thank betsylarry
Manchester, Connecticut
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We took the 3:00 PM tour with Captain Rick. He was very informative and enjoyed answering any questions. The tour lasted about 75 minutes. We went through the hurricane barrier into Buzzards Bay and in front of Fort Phoenix. We learned much about both the New Bedford and Fairhaven history as we went along the harbor and through the fishing... More 

1 Thank Quib09
Ashland, KY
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We arrived in New Bedford mid-afternoon on a Sunday and after checking into our hotel decided to go for a walk. We headed to the Waterfront Visitor's Center on Pier 3 hoping to catch an afternoon harbor tour. We were lucky to get on the "Acushnet" for the 4:30 PM tour. The weather was lovely and we spent about 75... More 

1 Thank 2011famvac
Taunton, Massachusetts
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174 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

We vsited here recently with our kids and took a tour of the harbor. It was nice to be up and close of the fishing vessels and to learn about them. Tour was about 70 minutes, took us otuside the dike, over to fairhaven and back around. Nice day out of the water...

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