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Address: 42 Commercial St, Piers 1 and 7, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1822
Phone Number: 800-636-3244
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Cap'n Fish's offers daily cruises to whale feeding grounds.expert...

Cap'n Fish's offers daily cruises to whale feeding grounds.expert narration,full galley, temp controlled and fast modern ships. In addition to Whale Watching, we offer many other sightseeing cruises, including our PUFFIN WATCH cruises (narrated by the National Audubon), our Kennebec River Cruises,lobster trap hauling cruises, lighthouses, seals, harbor cruises. A FEW REASONS TO CHOOSE US FOR THE FINEST WHALE WATCHING EXPERIENCE: Cap'n Fish's in the ORIGINAL Whale Watch in the Mid Coast Maine region, and have the most knowledge of whale feeding grounds, whale movement during different times of the season, and where to go for the BEST Whale Watch Experience In Maine. Founded over 80 Years Ago, we have been whale watching far longer than anyone on the midcoast. VESSEL SPEED: Cap'n Fish's has the fastest vessels in the region which provides more time to visit the whales at the feeding grounds. PASSENGER COMFORT: We have the largest and most comfortable Main Salon in the region with individual padded seats. You can relax with food and a drink in our temperature controlled main salon, which also features a 360 degree view of the outside. Our upper deck which features individual cushioned seats, and the best, and largest, top deck in the region for whale watching. CAPTAINS & CREW: Cap'n Fish's onboard marine biologists and naturalists have a vast knowledge of the marine life found on the gulf of Maine, and provide expert narration. If no whales are seen the day you go, you will be issued a standby pass good for not only another whale watch, but it may also be used on any of our other sightseeing cruises such as 3 hour Kennebec River Cruise, National Audubon Puffin Nature Cruise, Capt'n Combo and many more. So, if no whales are seen your options are many here not just to on another whale watch, it's your choice!

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Saw 3 Fin Whales, 2 Minke, seals & scenery

I think it's not fair of me to give this trip 4/5--we probably just didn't have a great day whale-wise, which isn't their fault. Boat was great, captain/marine biologist were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I think it's not fair of me to give this trip 4/5--we probably just didn't have a great day whale-wise, which isn't their fault. Boat was great, captain/marine biologist were great, day was GORGEOUS, and I never have seen a Fin or Minke whale, so that was cool. I enjoyed "spotting" whales, too. Little kids might be bored (my 8-year-old... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been on this tour 4 times and most recently was the most perfect. Granted the day was absolutely what you'd dream it to be. Clear skies, calm seas. The Biologist was very knowledgable and quick to point out each point of interest. This is always my go-to event when family is gathered. Highly recommend.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The afternoon cruise was ~4 hours and we saw the backs & fins of a few whales and a couple harbor seals. It was fun to experience the first time on a ship with my 10-year-old. Thank goodness I did not bring my younger child; he would have been miserable with the length of the cruise and he would not... More 

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Chincoteague Island, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a large age diverse family group...including 2 large dogs and everyone had a wonderful time. The boat was comfortable and the captain gave a great tour of the area and we loved the lobster trap haul. In short.....fun and educational...who could ask for more...Louisa....a member of The Brzozowski/Alroy Annual Family Vacation

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fantastic tour with a great Captain/Tour Guide and crew. Smooth ride with just the right balance of history and local facts to go along with the natural beauty of Maine. We will definetely repeat the trip and reccomend it to our friends. Five stars!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We took a 1:00 whale watch excursion on a beautiful Sunday afternoon while staying in Boothbay Harbor. It was quite the highlight of our day. I can't count the number of whales we saw but there were many and it was very exciting and lots of fun! We also saw harbor seals, porpoises and a sunfish along with other birds.... More 

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Highland Lake County
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My family had an extraordinary time on this tour. We saw a good number of fin whales and several seals. The staff was friendly and the ocean cooperated nicely. With a family filled with motion sick people I'd highly recommend bonine or some other motion sickness pill as a precaution. We had a blast and I'd recommend this tour to... More 

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Georgetown, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My family of 7 had a great experience with Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch! Both the captain and the marine biologist were very nice and extremely informative during the 3 1/2 hour tour. We saw probably at least 8 different fin whales, a few minke whales, a few seals, several unique birds. The captain was able to race over and get... More 

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Sebago, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My son had learned about puffins in school and really wanted to see them close up. We heard of this tour and it was well worth it. It was a beautiful trip out. The captain was very informative. The Audubon society tour guide was very nice and gave a great informative little lecture on the birds that we would see.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful morning on the whale watch. The day was beautiful, the biologist (?) had an informative commentary about the sea life we were seeing or might see. She talked about the various whales, seals, birds and other sea life. She also talked about the islands, lighthouses and area. Great trip. Definitely recommend this tour.

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