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Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch

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42 Commercial St, Piers 1 and 7, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1822
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We were unlucky

We were unlucky as we happened to book for a very rainy day. They should have cancelled, but we... read more

Reviewed March 18, 2018
Clearwell
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“Great trip to see the Puffins”

What an awesome day out on the water to see these beautiful little birds. You won’t be disappointed... read more

Reviewed February 4, 2018
Dottie C
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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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42 Commercial St, Piers 1 and 7, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1822
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

We were unlucky as we happened to book for a very rainy day. They should have cancelled, but we went ahead. The conditions meant it was freezing cold, and very wet, and we barely saw any whales at all. Such a shame because wee were...More

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Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

What an awesome day out on the water to see these beautiful little birds. You won’t be disappointed with Cap’n Fish’s. I called because hubby and I decided to go on a last minute mini vacation and wanted to make sure they had availability. A...More

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Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

We did the habour tour with lobster talk. Great and knowledgeable crew. Saw seals which was a bonus.

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Reviewed October 29, 2017

A quick 1 1/2 hour cruise around the harbor and surrounding areas. We enjoyed the look around! We especially enjoyed the information about lobster fishing and the local economy.

Thank Martha M
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Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

This was the highlight of our vacation! Boothbay was beautiful and with lots of good food and shopping right on the water. We went on this whale watching trip thinking we might not see any whales. The reviews of other boats were poor because they...More

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Reviewed October 25, 2017

The captain and crew was great and took the extra effort to provide a great experience. Would highly recommend.

Thank Roseann K
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Reviewed October 24, 2017

We really enjoyed taking the 2 hour cruise on Boothbay Harbor. The Captain was knowledgeable with an excellent speaking voice. His commentary on the area was interesting and informative. The price was reasonable. He spotted a bald eagle and told us where to look for...More

Thank Judy N
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Reviewed October 24, 2017

Saw beautiful lighthouses, some porpoises, & experienced God's beautiful world from the comfort of our deck chairs. The crew were great. Got to see a lobster trap hauled in and the "catch of the day!"

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Reviewed October 16, 2017

Every aspect of this trip was A+!! From the ship itself to the captain and staff. We saw lots of wildlife and the crew went above and beyond to make sure we saw whales also. We actually stayed out late because it took a little...More

Thank Betty R
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Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I did the Lobster Trap tour in early October. The captain was so knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife we saw. The lighthouses were gorgeous and the trap hauling was interesting. It was a great time and a beautiful way to...More

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Rebecca S
January 14, 2018|
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Response from Joyce S | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any dogs on our trip. They show you how they catch lobster so don't know how a dog would react when they pull them up out of the water.
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redjad
October 17, 2017|
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Response from cobbrica | Reviewed this property |
I believe that this time of year, only a 1:00 afternoon slot is available. Trips generally last from 3 to 3.5 hours. The peak whale watching season may be behind us. You may want to contact them directly, to see if it is... More
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ltpetruzzi
July 18, 2017|
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Response from TroyDyer | Reviewed this property |
i know you can bring water, not sure about food
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