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Whale Watching & Fishing Tours

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Address: 10 Town Wharf, Plymouth, MA 02630
Phone Number: 508-746-2643
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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Massachusetts September 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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Yorkshirefox
Neston, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Ian g
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank smokey1509
Waverly, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Debbi C
Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank DesertNomadKuwait
Longmont, Colorado
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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!

Thank ClaireRNNP
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank boston_ma
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208 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fantastic day activity. The boat is clean, staff responsive to questions, small snack site and clean rest rooms. The wonderful part of the trip is the beauty of the environment and the birds, water fowl and of course the whales. Such a beautiful and wonderfully educational experience. The whales are hard to believe. Well worth the time... More 

Thank DaveJoseph
new haven, ct
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I guess it's a cruise because the paddle wheeler "Pilgrim Belle" cruises the harbor, but because it's only a 75-minute ride "cruise" seems a bit expansive to describe the excursion. 75 minutes is all you need however to tour the harbor and the immediate bay. The narration doesn't really tell you much new about the Pilgrims if you know the... More 

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