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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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Lots of whales!

My daughter was dying for us to go whale watching and we finally got a chance to take her for her 7th birthday. We saw lots of whales - maybe 20 sightings - might have been the... read more

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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Parsippany, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My daughter was dying for us to go whale watching and we finally got a chance to take her for her 7th birthday. We saw lots of whales - maybe 20 sightings - might have been the same whales, who knows? But the guides were great and helped you find the whales in the water. They even let my kids... More 

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Wimberley, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our group of 15 enjoyed the morning Lil Bit O' Maine cruise this past week. We liked the enclosed seating and the open deck options. A wonderful way to enjoy the fall colors of Maine and gorgeous Boothbay Harbor.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a must see trip! We took the Kennebec River cruise. 42 miles and 3 hours. The captain narrated the entire time with very interesting information. We saw 8 lighthouses, dolphins, seals, lots of different birds. Went past the Bath Iron Works and was visited by their security boat. :) Very smooth ride on the open ocean and down... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a great 1 1/4 Boat tour of Boothbay Harbor, tour included an informative narrative as well. Close up views of the many Islands, seals, bald eagles and LIght Houses. At the end they even described about lobstering and brought up one of their lobster pots which had three lobsters in it. Great , must do trip.

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Bristol, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I took the Lil Bit O' Maine Tour at the end of season in October. It was a great time! I thought the crew was great and did a fantastic job of trying to have us see any wildlife that was present. Would definitely recommend and would go again. Great trip for those who want to tour the Harbor as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my second boat tour in Maine and let me tell you i enjoyed this "cruise" much much better than the first which was with a different outfit in another harbor town. We did the "captains combo" and it was well worth it I throughly enjoyed the ride! The captain was very knowledgeable and cautious. He gave warnings as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Capt. Fish and the crew of the Pink Lady provided fun and informative narration for our harbor cruise. I enjoyed hearing about the wildlife of the area, including eagles, seals, a commorants, and of course, lobsters. Fellow passengers were friendly and we all seemed to have a lovely afternoon.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a four hour trip - a lovely trip in calm waters on a sunny day with interesting commentary about the lighthouses and islands in Boothbay harbour. However we did not see any whales although the guide told us about every type of whale in great detail to fill the time. Most of them so rare we would never... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Captain did a great job! Very much liked the pink lady 2. Even though it was windy the boat was very steady and stable, really enjoyed seeing seals, bald eagles and lighthouses. 1.25 hrs just the right amount of time for a 3 year old.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The best thing we did in Booth Bay Harbour. Very beautiful day, wonderful narration and details given. Great overview of the area, islands, and culture.

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