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Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch

#1 of 15 Tours in Boothbay Harbor Features Animals
42 Commercial St, Piers 1 and 7, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1822
+1 800-636-3244
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Great Whalewatch

This was the first time my wife and two grandchildren had ever been on a Whale Watch trip. The... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2016
Lynch Station, Virginia
First Whalewatch will not be forgotten!!

This was a first time whale watching trip for both my husband & myself. We both love to be on the... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2016
Teresa L
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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
+1 800-636-3244
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Reviewed August 19, 2016

This was the first time my wife and two grandchildren had ever been on a Whale Watch trip. The trip out was fun, particularly with the guide pointing out all the interesting sights. However, after a while I felt like the guy in Jurassic Park...More

Thank DLSheets
Reviewed August 18, 2016

This was a first time whale watching trip for both my husband & myself. We both love to be on the water and so the entire trip was wonderful. We saw many whales, a couple of dolphins and some harbor seals. The biologist on board...More

Thank Teresa L
Reviewed August 17, 2016

We did a whale watch with Cap'n Fish's at the beginning of August with our two kids (ages 4 and 9). We summer in Maine, and we've done lots of trips with Cap'n Fish's, but this was the best yet! It was a beautiful day,...More

Thank Brad V
Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Luckily for us we saw numerous fin whales! The tour guide was very friendly and informative. Plenty of room on board, just remember no coolers. You'll have to buy everything on the boat.

Thank kareyrhoda
Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

We took a cruise out of Boothbay Harbor to have a front row seat to Fourth of July fireworks. The Captain was the best tour guide ever. He pointed out many beautiful landmarks as well as facts about the coastal area. Even though I live...More

Thank Cheryl L
Reviewed August 15, 2016

Perfect mid-August afternoon trip off the coast of Maine. Must've seen 20 or more fin and minke whales, a few seals and porpoises. Our tour host was very informative and knowledgeable.

Thank Jim C
Reviewed August 15, 2016

WOnderful experience on a beautiful day! ENjoyed every minute and saw many whales---no hump backs, but lots of Finn whales. Sea lions, and harbor porpoises , and even a few lighthouses on the way out of the harbor.

Thank Nancy H
Reviewed August 15, 2016

Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch was pure fun! The captain seemed very good at knowing where the whales would be, and following them so we could see them once they came back up from the water. It was great to hear from the marine biologist as...More

Thank Kelsie K
Reviewed August 14, 2016

We were impressed by the biologist who told us what we were seeing and narrated. She recognized the various whales, and knew who had just gone down and how long and where they'd come up again, and the boat followed , so that we were...More

Thank car718
Reviewed August 14, 2016

The Puffin and Whale Watch Combo was great. The crew was knowledgeable and friendly. They went out of their way to ensure we see whales, which seemed elusive at one point. We took this trip August 2016. Weather was good but windy enough to create...More

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i know you can bring water, not sure about food
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for the 3-hour whale watching tour, adults = $54. Kids 6-14 = $32. kids under 5yo = $19. Dogs = $22. We parked in the Parking lot of the Boothbay Harbor Town Clerk, at 11 Howard Street, about 1.5 blocks from the departure... More