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Odyssey Whale Watching

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Address: 170 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4615
Phone Number: (207)775-0727
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Boat offering whale-watching trips.

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We had great weather and we saw whales! The marine biologist on board was very informative! Staff was great except for the older guy at the ticket window that seemed annoyed that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
bluesmom98
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Louisville, Kentucky

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had great weather and we saw whales! The marine biologist on board was very informative! Staff was great except for the older guy at the ticket window that seemed annoyed that he had to sell tickets and that us paying customers were bothering him.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very informative about sea creatures and local history. There was plenty of seating both on the upper and lower decks. The wind gets chilly so bring a windbreaker/jacket. We saw 1 whale, 2 seals, 1 harbor porpoise and lots of birds. The tour is 4 hours long so bring snacks or money to buys snacks. Overall, very enjoyable just wish... More 

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Plattsburgh, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome trip. We were able to see two whales. There was a naturalist who was our guide to Whale behavior. The Captain was awesome. He allowed us in the main cabin to see how he drove the boat. Bring a sweatshirt and wear pants. It gets chilly out on the ocean.

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Thank Cindy E
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked this trip with great hope of seeing whales with our three daughters. We made it the highlight of our trip at $220.00. And we saw NADA! Nothing! I totally get that it's not technically anyone's fault, and I guess it's a business...which is why when you are about an hour out to sea, they tell you it's not... More 

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Thank Hospi3
New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To preface, I understand that nature can be fickle, and I cant blame the captain of the boat or the staff members for that reason. However, when deciding whether to do the tour we spoke with a young lady at the booth. I asked her what the chances of spotting a whale was, and she told us it was nearly... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We added this to our trip through New England on our way to Canada and we are so glad we did! The Odyssey captain and crew were professional, knowledgeable and a great asset to our whale watching adventure! The trip is 4 hours but the ride was comfortable and we were able to bring drinks and food with us (no... More 

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Thank Rachel O
Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The boat is very comfortable, we saw two whales which made our whole trip. The captain got us close enough that we could hear the whale blowing.

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Thank Jeff M
Leominster, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're looking for something do to for a day in Portland consider booking an Odyssey Whale watch. Before the trip: I recommend calling ahead to reserve for your party, but you do not pay until you arrive at the Warf. it is $49 a person, and I believe under 13 was $39, don't quote me though. Parking is a... More 

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time on our whale-watching excursion--the staff were knowledgeable and friendly, and the boat was comfortable. We had perfect weather, and were lucky enough to find some humpback whales--we got to observe a mother and calf very near the boat for almost an hour! It was wonderful!

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Thank Jennifer W
Saint Clairsville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am from Ohio and I took my family of eight to go whale watching. The trip was a four-hour round trip heading out into the Gulf of Maine. We saw beautiful lighthouses old military forts and beautiful houses before we ever reached the Gulf. It took us about 1 hour and 40 minutes before we started seeing whales but... More 

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