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Odyssey Whale Watching

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170 Commercial Street, Portland, ME 04101
+1 207-775-0727
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R Norton PhD

Always enjoy going out on the Odyssey trips for whales and esp seabirds, Knowledgeable crew aiming... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
corvus0486
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Gainesville, Florida
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Great day

We didn't see whales but what can you expect from a wild animal? We saw lots of harbor seals and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Boat offering whale-watching trips.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
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“harbor seals” (19 reviews)
“four hour” (10 reviews)
“sea life” (10 reviews)
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170 Commercial Street, Portland, ME 04101
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+1 207-775-0727

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always enjoy going out on the Odyssey trips for whales and esp seabirds, Knowledgeable crew aiming to please everyone.

Thank corvus0486
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't see whales but what can you expect from a wild animal? We saw lots of harbor seals and porpoises. The captain and staff were very knowledgeable and nice. I learned a lot about the birds and sea. I would definielty choose this company...More

Thank Annierg7
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were fortunate to see a Finback whale! It was a great and informative trip. The ride was smooth but chilly this time of year so dress warm! They had blankets and snacks/drinks which was helpful for my six year old. The hot coco was...More

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Reviewed September 5, 2017

Booked our gift certificate Whale Watch on a calm ocean afternoon. Mixed reviews left me wondering if we'd see any whales. We enjoyed the harborside views of many sites we know well. BUT were amazed by several minke whales, a number of harbor seals, waterfowl,...More

1  Thank Patricia G
Reviewed September 2, 2017

No, we did not see whales. But this is not the fault of the tour line. if they aren't around, not much you can do. I thought the captain and staff were very knowledgeable and friendly. You can see them with binoculars searching for sea...More

Thank delole
Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

Very disappointed in staff and customer service. There was a blatant mistake made which resulted in us getting bumped from the boat. Completely their fault and nothing was offered other than "come back tomorrow."

Thank twhelan11
Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

Our first trip out took us into misty waters and we didn't see any whales. Odessy are so keen that everybody should have a good experience that they give another day free if no sightings are made. For our second trip we took the early...More

2  Thank Keith F
Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

Took the 9:00 am boat. Nice tour of the harbor. Drove around for a while and finally got some glimpses of whales. A really pleasant way to spend the day

Thank Howard B
Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

We went on the 2pm excursion and it was a lovely boat ride punctuated with a few seals, many different kinds of birds, something called a Malo Malo that is a huge ugly fish, and a relatively rare finback whale. Our naturalist seemed very knowledgeable...More

2  Thank SheltonFoodie
Reviewed July 29, 2017

This was an enjoyable morning and we saw Minke whales, sea otters, dolphins, and other fish and birds. The guide was very good. The ride was a bit rocky so if you get sea sick, you'll want to take something.

Thank trvladdict
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Valerie T
May 3, 2017|
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Response from Kylerosen96 |
They say there is a very good chance because the water is warmer. Unfortunately they are wild animals and you really never know what you will get. You either get everything or nothing.
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Jackie W
February 21, 2017|
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Response from Carolyn D | Reviewed this property |
Parking is an issue in this area, but there are some parking lots and garages not too far away. We parked in a garage about 2 blocks away. The Odyssey Whale Watching place is located in a very heavy tourist area. There is... More
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Stephen O
January 20, 2017|
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Response from jeanstad | Reviewed this property |
We took the tour in September and did not see any whales. I believe that April is a little early as the water is still very cold.
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