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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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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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A perfect afternoon!

Naturalist Dianna added much value to our trip. Humpback whales have distinctive markings such that they can be named and studied. Dianna pointed out a pair - Pele and Cajun... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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New Providence, New Jersey

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New Providence, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Naturalist Dianna added much value to our trip. Humpback whales have distinctive markings such that they can be named and studied. Dianna pointed out a pair - Pele and Cajun - who gave is quite a show of spouts, graceful surfacing and flips of their tails. There was room for all to see from two decks. We were blessed with... More 

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Canton, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and I went on a whale watching trip on a day that had a forecast of thunderstorms. However, our prayers were answered and it didn't rain at all. We saw numerous whales. They even unexpectedly came up right next to the boat. The naturalist was knowledge and it was not crowded on the boat so it was easy... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the morning trip on 7/31, and had a cloudy and rain start. Luckily for us, the worst of the rain stopped and we just had clouds and an occasional drizzle most of the trip. We ended up seeing so many whales that we didn't even have to move to different sides of the boat- they were all around... More 

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East Rockaway, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Capt. Bill and Sons Whale Watch was one of the highlights of our trip to Gloucester. We took the 9 am trip on a bright and sunny day. The boat left on time and was not as crowded as others that we saw on the water that looked jammed packed and uncomfortable. We had plenty of room to walk... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A Groupon coupon caught our attention and motivated us to drive 3 hours from Connecticut for this cruise. Well worth it at full price. It was a hot, sunny day and the cruise out to the feeding grounds was enjoyable. We queued up just prior to 1:30 and got a prime seat on the upper deck. Our boat appeared to... More 

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Southern New England
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19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took this whale watch and got to see more than a dozen whales, some of them quite close up. The staff was informative and for the most part very friendly. I would recommend. The only caveat here is that I have been on many boat tours, ferries, etc and never experienced motion sickness. On this trip it was very... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved everything about this excursion! The crew was great and the staff in the office was great. They do have some rain coats I. Their gift shop if needed

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South Glens Falls, New York
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife did the research and found this tour to be highly rated, and we are so glad we took it! What an afternoon! It took about an hour to get approximately 12 miles out into the ocean. As soon as we hit the spot the crew said they saw previous activity, we were wowed by sighting 3 Minkie whales,... More 

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Nutley, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have only good things to say about our whale watching tour. The crew was amazing and they made good on their guarantee that we would see whales! It was a wonderful afternoon and we learned so much about these beautiful creatures, their habits and even how they are named! The markings on fins determine how they are named. For... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an excellent time!! The tour left promptly, had parking at the site, the boat was clean and spacious, and there was information about whales and the different types at the ticket location before you see the actual whales. Our tour guide was very informative about the whales. We were told the whales names, their migration patterns, and much... More 

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