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Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch

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42 Commercial St, Piers 1 and 7, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1822
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great trip saw 3 different whales

great trip.seas were fairly calm. boat was overly crowded.saw many whales .. we really enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2017
Jim M
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Hicksville, New York
Whale Watch 4th of July 2017

This was my first time going on a whale watch and I enjoyed myself immensely! We saw a sunfish... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
slbryant93
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Belfast, Maine
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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...more
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42 Commercial St, Piers 1 and 7, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1822
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

great trip.seas were fairly calm. boat was overly crowded.saw many whales .. we really enjoyed the entire trip.

Thank Jim M
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

This was my first time going on a whale watch and I enjoyed myself immensely! We saw a sunfish, seals, harbor porpoise and 5 or 6 whales. The marine biologist on the boat, I'm so sorry I forgot her name!, was very knowledgeable and friendly....More

1  Thank slbryant93
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

I didn't know what to expect, aside from seeing some whales. The Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch didn't disappoint! We saw over a dozen Fin whales and got close enough to one of them to see it's face and how enormous it was. I was impressed...More

Thank Buck B
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Took the 9:30 whale watch on July 4th. It was a beautiful day and we saw plenty of marine life including fin whales, minke whales, harbor porpoises, seals, and many sea birds. Captain Tabor did a great job piloting the boat. Ali, the Naturalist on...More

3  Thank dickster243
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

We had a fabulous time! Dominique was an excellent and knowledgeable guide! Get there earlier than the lady in the kiosk tells you to if you want to get your pick of seats...not that you'll spend much time sitting down! It is far more exciting...More

1  Thank Melissa C
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

The experience was great. We saw several whales and a few good flukes/dives. At one point we were seeing so many spouts on all sides of the boat that we never knew where to look! The captain was skilled and responsive and the onboard marine...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Our river cruise was top notch. Boat was clean and well maintained. Captain John was very professional and well informed. He handled his boat better than anyone I've ever seen. Would recommend this company any time.

Thank dshallop
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Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Boat took off on time and was well worth the price. We saw lots of puffins and other sea birds. The boat had a naturalist on board that was willing to answer questions as well as give information.

Thank Ann C
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Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

We had a great time! 3.5 hour total trip on the whale tour. Would have been nice to know you can board early. We were there 15 minutes early and the boat was nearly full, with only inside seating left. Once you get further out...More

Thank Caleb S
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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

What an exciting four hour tour! Good food on board and a wonderful marine biologist to point out the wildlife. The large ship offered space inside and up top for an unforgettable experience. Safety was emphasized but kids were easily able to see the sights...More

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Rebecca S
15 January 2018|
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Response from Joyce S | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any dogs on our trip. They show you how they catch lobster so don't know how a dog would react when they pull them up out of the water.
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redjad
18 October 2017|
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Response from cobbrica | Reviewed this property |
I believe that this time of year, only a 1:00 afternoon slot is available. Trips generally last from 3 to 3.5 hours. The peak whale watching season may be behind us. You may want to contact them directly, to see if it is... More
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ltpetruzzi
19 July 2017|
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Response from TroyDyer | Reviewed this property |
i know you can bring water, not sure about food
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