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Frances Fleet

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Narragansett, RI, USA
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About Frances Fleet
The Frances Fleet offers Deep Sea Fishing Trips Year Round and Nature/Whale Watch Excursions in July and August. Our fishing trips include half day, full day, night trips and also Long Range Tuna Trips. Our trips are geared toward the novice who brings his family for a half day fishing trip in the summer and also to the more experienced fishermen who enjoys our two and three day tuna trips in the fall. Depending on the season we fish for fluke, cod, seabass, scup, striped bass, bluefish, tautog and tuna. In July and August we also offer Nature/Whale Watch Excursions. Off the coast of Block Island is a perfect area for whales to feed during the summer months. Possible sightings include, humpbacks, finbacks and minke whales. Also dolphins, sharks, sea turtles, sunfish and many different species of bird life.
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Kendall M wrote a review Aug 2022
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We went on a whale watching trip. The captain worked very hard to get us as safely close to the whales as possible. I don’t remember his name but the crew member who is also a teacher was amazing!! He was very personable, allowed us to run back to our car for something before hand. We were cutting it close on time and we’re a little frantic getting on board. He assured us they will usually wait up to 5 minutes for someone. I wasn’t impressed with the office workers. We live 2 hours away and got stuck in traffic. When I realized we were going to be cutting it close, not late just close, I called to explain the situation. The woman I spoke with was rude and not at all helpful. She made me feel hopeless, we almost turned around and went back home. I’m so glad we didn’t because like I said, when we got there the school teacher crew member made us feel secure that we were not a burden. The only other negative thing I have to say was the younger crew member (maybe 18) was vaping inside the cabin. None the less, we would use this company again for a fishing tour.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Nuha E wrote a review Jul 2022
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Went whale watching. We saw at least 6 whales, hard working kind staff. Highly recommended for all age groups. The boat ride was smooth.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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edward wrote a review Aug 2021
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when I made a reservation for 1/2 day deep sea fishing was not expecting to be just a few hundred yards offshore and in only 35' of water, that was inland fishing not deep sea, very disappointed and when they fillet your fish be careful they throw away most of the fish and only save a small amount of the meat and it was loaded with bones
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Date of experience: August 2021
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216CelBen wrote a review Aug 2021
Exeter, RI2 contributions2 helpful votes
We treated our three oldest grandchildren (2- 8yo & a 10yo) to a whale watching tour with the Frances Fleet. The 25 mile ride to the whale grounds is LONG, but once we arrived we were all in for a treat. We must have seen at least 25 whales. The captain was great at pointing out which direction to look and turning the boat multiple times so people each side of the boat had plenty of chances to see the whales. They are huge! I was concerned the kids would be seasick and the ride out was not smooth as glass. There was some belly aching and boredom, but once the whales were sighted everything was better. The ride home was much easier than the ride out and the kids had nothing but great things to say about their day!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Debbie B wrote a review Jul 2021
Columbia, Maryland21 contributions8 helpful votes
We went whale watching on Frances Fleet from 1:00 PM to 5:45 PM. My husband and I got very seasick even though we wore medicated patches to prevent motion sickness. Many people on the boat were seasick and vomited. We did not vomit but we were very nauseous. We stood on the outside deck with the wind blowing on our faces which seemed to help us feel a little better. We did not see any whales the entire trip. Four boring hours of staring into the ocean watching the waves. Although many people love this type of experience, it wasn’t our idea of having a good time.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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