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Capt Bill & Sons Whale Watch

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Address: 24 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930-5004
Phone Number: +1 978 283 6995
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8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Capt. Bill & Sons Whale Watch is a small, family-owned and operated,...

Capt. Bill & Sons Whale Watch is a small, family-owned and operated, whale watch company out of Gloucester MA. We take pride in giving the best whale watch tours North of Boston. Join us at Capt. Bills for a 4 hour whale watch trip you will never forget! Each trip is fully narrated by a marine biologist from the Blue Ocean Society, who will teach you all you need to know about these majestic marine mammals and other sea life. Sightings Guaranteed!

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Annual Whale Watch Trip

This is the second whale watch trip with Captain Bill. Last time my wife won a free trip so we came back for another trip. It takes about an hour to see the whales but we got to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Milford,Pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the second whale watch trip with Captain Bill. Last time my wife won a free trip so we came back for another trip. It takes about an hour to see the whales but we got to see Humpback and Minke whales near the Tuna fleet. Glouchester is a great place to see whales and each trip we make... More 

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Took our 7 year old grandson on this whale watch last week and glad we did! Company very good to work with as far as tips on when to arrive and which day to go! We had a gorgeous day and saw about 10 whales up front and personal! Would go again!

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great day we had. Wasn't sure if this was going to be good because was able to get reservation on the same day but was pleasantly surprised on such a great find. The ship was comfortable, not too full so you were not looking over many shoulders. Food and bar on board. Did see 2 whales feeding together... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Angered by the fact that--reading others' reviews--I most certainly did not see 30 humpbacks, I must admit that for my first time out whale watching, I had an excellent time. Great weather, a naturalist that didn't make us feel ignorant by using zoological terms familiar only to fellow Mensa mates, and the company of equally impressed observers created memories for... More 

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Hamden, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was an incredible experience! I am so glad I was able to do this. Captain Bill & Sons guarantee whale sitings and if you don't see any, they will give you free trips until you do. We were taken far out, which took about 45 mins-1 hr. They have ample seating and a snack bar inside. We sat on... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw over 30 whales - the crew knows them by their tail markings - it was so much fun! The crew made it easy to see the whales without interfering with them. The boat was not crowded - even though it was sold out - about half were from an exchange program of young teens - they were not... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a trip everyone should take once in their life. We saw over 30 humpbacks and some even breached. It was an amazing day - can't say enough

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Rockledge, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this was my grandson's first time out whale watching and it was a great day- weather was great and we saw several humpbacks. there were 2 that we stayed with while they were feeding and they put on a great show. great way for anyone to spend the day. staff was great, boat was nice with some food and drink... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were really looking forward to our Whale Watch trip, but when the weather was forecasted to rain all day, we were more doubtful that it would be amazing. Thankfully we stopped by Target and got some ponchos the night before, because we didn't take them off the whole trip... it pretty much did rain the whole time! We checked... More 

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Amberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After calling several whale watch companies for price and availability, we gladly settled on Captain Bill. They were willing to match the groupon price and also offered a senior citizen discount. There was a gift shop and small museum and the young staff from the Blue Ocean Society was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. We had a great afternoon with eight... More 

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