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Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch

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Address: 42 Commercial Street, Piers 1 and 7, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
Phone Number: 800-636-3244
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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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Wonderful whale watching afternoon

While this cruise, along with their hotel property, is closed for the season as of October 10, this is one to put on the books for next year. We went the second week of October... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Went on the Captain's choice tour for a 2 hour ride. Great way to see the area from a different perspective. Saw a few lighthouse, some seals, birds and ducks, with a nice narrative from the Captain.

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

While this cruise, along with their hotel property, is closed for the season as of October 10, this is one to put on the books for next year. We went the second week of October. The boat is seriously large...holds 150 passengers. While it would be crowded with that many on board, we on,y had about 50, and it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

My daughter talked us into doing this and it was one of the best parts of the trip! We saw lots of whales and it was so beautiful and exciting. The guide did a great job and she was very knowledgeable. They have drinks on board and a very clean bathroom. Bring a windbreaker because it got chilly and windy... More 

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New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Its later in the season for whale watching but it was a good time. We saw a handful of small whales, porpoise as well as seals and tuna.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We booked the tour through Cap'n Fish's Waterfront Inn where we stayed the second weekend in October. The three hour tour actually lasted longer and with boarding beforehand takes up most of an afternoon. We saw multiple whales, pods of dolphins and porpoise and even a seal along with many seabirds. Great narration by a knowledgeable guide describing the islands,... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

This attraction has been, here for a long time. They offer several variations of 1 - 4 hour cruises and prices vary accordingly. It is worth doing at least once to see the shore from the water side of it. Comfortable covered and uncovered seating. Snacks and drinks are available.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Boat was clean and comfortable... an open observation deck on top and an enclosed area on bottom. Definitely dress for the weather... the sea brease is quite chilly! Our 3 hour whale watch trip ran almost 4 hours... the captain really wanted us to have a chance to see a whale and didn't give up until he succeeded! Lots of... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We had a great day to go on this tour, Based on other reviews , we dressed in layers. The ride out was great, the young guide was giving a great deal of info about all of the sights we might see. They also suggest that we keep our eyes on the water, We might see something in the distance... More 

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North Bloomfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We took the 3 hrs whale watch trip from Boothbay on Sept 18th. It was a fantastic trip. Cap'nFish tour group was awesome ! Got to see 3 whales up close ! would definitely recommend this group, also got a ticket discount by staying at the Fishermans Wharf hotel next door. Bill the parking attendant, doorman etc, man of all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Great experience!! I would recommend to anyone visiting Boothbay Harbor. The staff is knowledgeable and make the whole experience fun.

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