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Whale Watching & Fishing Tours

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Address: 10 Town Wharf, Plymouth, MA 02630
Phone Number: 508-746-2643
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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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Amazing day whale watching

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
DesertNomadKuwait
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 

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Scituate,ma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 

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new haven, ct
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Pine Bush, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a nice ride out of the harbor for whale watching and, boy did they deliver. When we reached the area, we happened upon 2 feeding groups of humpback whales. So interesting to see how they corral their food and to watch them eat. The information from the crew had us locating where and when to look and we were... More 

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Export, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you Captain John's for making my dreams come true. This was a beautiful experience that far super succeeded any expectations I may have had. We seen several different kind of whales and our tour guide Lindsay explained everything to us. They took our picture when we got on the boat and only charged $10 for the print. They also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Caught 45 fish and kept 8 that were 24 inches long and bigger and they had plenty of poles on board if you tangled your reel just grab another one

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Nashua NH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We planned to take the ferry to Ptown but it doesn't run Monday or Tuesday after labor day so we decided to go on a whale watch. They do offer registration on line but since we were on site we bought our tickets there. Very organized, all the employees were friendly and helpful. We had a perfect fall day -... More 

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Phillipsburg,sxm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been going on Whale Watches with Cap'n John Boats for 10+ Years, and have never had a bad one. Have always seen Whales , but there is no guarantee , some trips see more Whales and Varieties than others. Most recently (this past weekend) a friend and I took a Saturday 2 pm trip. It takes approximately 1 1/2... More 

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