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Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch

#1 of 15 Tours in Boothbay Harbor Features Animals
42 Commercial St, Piers 1 and 7, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1822
+1 800-636-3244
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Me and my wife did this just the other day for our anniversary and it was great. The narrator did a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Phil G
via mobile
Had such a blast

Loved it! Saw more than 1 fin whales and dolphins. Boat was not crowed and the captain did a great... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rachel R
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Cap'n Fish's offers daily cruises to whale feeding grounds.expert narration,full galley, temp controlled and fast modern ships. In addition to Whale Watching, we offer many other sightseeing cruises, including our PUFFIN WATCH cruises (narrated by the National Audubon), our Kennebec River Cruises,lobster trap hauling cruises, lighthouses, seals, harbor cruises. A FEW REASONS TO CHOOSE US FOR THE FINEST WHALE WATCHING EXPERIENCE: Cap'n Fish's in the ORIGINAL Whale Watch in the Mid Coast Maine region, and have the most knowledge of whale feeding grounds, whale movement during different times of the season, and where to go for the BEST Whale Watch Experience In Maine. Founded over 80 Years Ago, we have been whale watching far longer than anyone on the midcoast. VESSEL SPEED: Cap'n Fish's has the fastest vessels in the region which provides more time to visit the whales at the feeding grounds. PASSENGER COMFORT: We have the largest and most comfortable Main Salon in the region with individual padded seats. You can relax with food and a drink in our temperature controlled main salon, which also features a 360 degree view of the outside. Our upper deck which features individual cushioned seats, and the best, and largest, top deck in the region for whale watching. CAPTAINS & CREW: Cap'n Fish's onboard marine biologists and naturalists have a vast knowledge of the marine life found on the gulf of Maine, and provide expert narration. If no whales are seen the day you go, you will be issued a standby pass good for not only another whale watch, but it may also be used on any of our other sightseeing cruises such as 3 hour Kennebec River Cruise, National Audubon Puffin Nature Cruise, Capt'n Combo and many more. So, if no whales are seen your options are many here not just to on another whale watch, it's your choice!
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42 Commercial St, Piers 1 and 7, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1822
+1 800-636-3244
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Me and my wife did this just the other day for our anniversary and it was great. The narrator did a great job and the captain did his best to get us to the best spot and we saw a good amount of whales and...More

Thank Phil G
Reviewed 3 days ago

Loved it! Saw more than 1 fin whales and dolphins. Boat was not crowed and the captain did a great job. My family enjoyed the trip

Thank Rachel R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Saw two humpback whales 3 desperate times about 20 miles offshore. Crew did good job explaining biology of whales.

Thank George L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wonderful trip excellent vessel and staff. Fun and enlightening. Great tour hostess. Saw whales and dolphins.

Thank Stephen R
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wasn't really expecting to see whales just wanted to get out into the ocean, but we saw whales and other wildlife aplenty. Great staff, very informative. Saw minke and fin whales, sun fish (very strange creature), harbor porpoises, gray seals and sea birds. Fun trip...More

Thank paul60ii
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you don't see a whale, you get another trip! There is outside and inside seating on the boat. The have a bar/snack bar available or you can bring your own lunch on board. The "docent" is knowledgeable and informative. You might also see other...More

Thank skeelovr
Reviewed 5 days ago

My teenage daughter (who wants to be a Marine Biologist who studies mammals) went on the whale watch trip. The smile never left her face. We saw Harbor Porpoise, an Ocean Sunfish, 2 Fin Whales and a Humpback Whale. It was a great experience!

Thank Tom K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a beautiful trip and would do it the next time we visit we saw a pod of whales and went to puffin island-Greattimeand good 75 degreeweather

Thank jjcook2017
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a fun and informative trip.The staff is outstanding!Its a must do for anyone in the area of Boothbay.

Thank Deena P
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went on the Puffin and Whale watching cruise. Went mainly to see the Puffins as I had never seen them before. The employees were very helpful in getting information to the passengers and pointing out the small birds on the big ocean. Was not excepting...More

Thank mlhabq
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Response from TroyDyer | Reviewed this property |
i know you can bring water, not sure about food
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Sorry I just saw this question and honestly do not know the answer.
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Response from amandabc2016 | Reviewed this property |
for the 3-hour whale watching tour, adults = $54. Kids 6-14 = $32. kids under 5yo = $19. Dogs = $22. We parked in the Parking lot of the Boothbay Harbor Town Clerk, at 11 Howard Street, about 1.5 blocks from the departure... More