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Whale Watching & Fishing Tours

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Address: 10 Town Wharf, Plymouth, MA 02630
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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Captain John's Whale Watching Trip

We set sail on Tails of the Sea in search of whales. We found them in abundance and were able to enjoy the sight of whales for an extended period of time on an October afternoon... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 22, 2016
Clermont, Florida
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Derby, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

We had taken a similar tour in Provincetown Cape Cod and wanted to go out to see the whales again from Plymouth. When we approached the service desk to buy a ticket a young lady with blonde hair was behind the counter staring down behind the desk at an electronic device on her lap. We stood at the window waiting... More 

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Clermont, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

We set sail on Tails of the Sea in search of whales. We found them in abundance and were able to enjoy the sight of whales for an extended period of time on an October afternoon. This was a remarkable and exciting experience I will remember all of my life. I couldn't have been happier to be on this excursion.... More 

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Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

An absolutely breathtaking experience, we went on the 27.09.16 with excellent weather conditions. With the boat not being to full capacity it was easy to move around and with two Marine scientist on board this enhanced the trip even more. During our trip we were fortunate enough to see two Sunfish (Mula Mula) a Fin Whale and Minke Whales, On... More 

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Neston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

This was a near end of season tour so the boat was only about 10% full. This made moving around the boat very easy, so everyone had the opportunity to obtain an excellent view when the whales appeared. Spotting them is guaranteed otherwise you get your money back. Well, we saw upwards of 20 and most at close range. Excellent... More 

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

Great Whalwatchinig Tour to the stellwagen bank area. We´ve been out there in the first week of October. By sunshine and Blue Sky, we get same gorgeous fotos/film from humpback whales and minke whales. Especially the humpbacks showed off and we could observe their different feeding techniques. The boats was very nice and the crew gave very good presentations. As... More 

Thank Eat4joy
Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

I booked this tour for something to do while visiting Plymouth. I had read that Captain John's whale watching tours has been in business for several decades. Everything about this tour was fantastic; the day was warm and sunny, the boat was only half full and the humpback whales were out in full force. No matter where you sat in... More 

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Waverly, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

This was our 4th trip with Capt. John and it was the best yet! We went on Sunday, 9/19 @ noon. We saw 25-30 whales. There isn't a picture or description that can tell you how amazing seeing these whales is. It was a bumpy ride and the crew offered free sea sick pills and offered any help needed. They... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

We went our on Sept 21 and the boat was only about half full so everyone was able to watch for whales. We saw about 3 dozen humpbacks who were feeding. One whale also jumped out of the water completely. The naturalist on board said that she had not seen this many whales at one time. Highly recommend Capt. John's.

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Longmont, Colorado
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

The boat was half-full. The weather was perfect. The sea was smooth. The naturalist was approachable and informative. The whales were entertaining!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

our family did the whale watch on Sunday the 18th, We saw numerous humpback whales and some were very close to the boat which made it amazing! The crew was great explaining where to look and tell about what they were doing. the crew was easy to approach and ask questions. my only complaint was a weekend tour (we did... More 

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