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First Chance Whale Watch

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Beautiful day on the water

This trip was a 4 1/2 hr whale watch trip.It is a fairly large boat with 2 levels for viewing.They... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
walkingshu2
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Sanford, Maine
Great Company!

Our family vacation of 20 people came for a whale watching adventure, sadly the seas were too rough... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Frank N
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 Western Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04043-7751
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went on this whale watch as a “last hurrah” to close out our summer. We have been on several whale watches in recent years out of Gloucester, MA; we expected something similar and were sadly mistaken. This whale watch was THE worst! We knew...More

2  Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very disappointed with our tour couple days ago. We understand you can't control the whales and when they may appear but the Captain took us out about 30 min from the pier and basically idled in one spot for 4 hours and had us watch...More

1  Thank Explore523998
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the trip! Captain Dan and his first mate Dave were hilarious and offered so much information. Kids got to toss small lobster back into the ocean and we were able to handle the bigger lobster. It was a great experience at a very...More

Thank mom2tyndoll
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a group of 8 adults and 2 children ages 5 and 7. Everyone had a great time with Captain Duffy and David. David was very knowledgeable, personable, and hilarious! The tour showed off some of the fantastic homes in the area, the Bush...More

Thank Courtney K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This trip was a 4 1/2 hr whale watch trip.It is a fairly large boat with 2 levels for viewing.They make every effort to see that you see whales but since these are live creatures,there are no guarantees. Fortunately,we did see several minke whales,a basking...More

Thank walkingshu2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family vacation of 20 people came for a whale watching adventure, sadly the seas were too rough and we turned back an hour into the trip. Even though we didn’t get to see any whales I was pleased with how honest and safety conscious...More

1  Thank Frank N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful day, nice boat ride, saw a lot of dolphins. Some saw a flash of a Minke whale. Hit and miss seeing these whales. Boat ride was smooth, nice crew, good burger, 2 good roomy bathrooms. Good value.

1  Thank Dogromper
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They promise to see whales and you just end up taking a ride on the ferry, very careful that the information they give you is poor and they do not return money.

1  Thank Frank R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family opted for the Lobstertour. It was very relaxing, super informative and fun! The crew were engaging and made it a wonderful experience!

1  Thank bill k
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very relaxing and enjoyable cruise. We didn't have much luck spotting whales, even though the crew did try their best. Would do it again.

Thank Damien B
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Winnifred G
June 13, 2018|
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Response from Richard B | Reviewed this property |
They have a real easy booking via their website, or even call them would be best bet if you're tied to a specific time/day. Note: we just happened to be in Kennebunkport and actually just walked up and bought tickets - not... More
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DawnM2856
May 25, 2018|
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Response from Richard B | Reviewed this property |
Regarding the Lobsters I don't think that matters. We were told on the cruise that to see the seals it's best at lower tide, as there's more of the island (Bumpkin Island) exposed. We were out at high tide, and just saw... More
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DawnM2856
March 18, 2018|
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Response from jenniferbE1357TB | Reviewed this property |
There is a public lot right in town (w/bathrooms), don’t remember how much but it wasn’t absorbent amount. The walk from lot in town to boat dock was about 4 min.
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