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Address: 42 Commercial St, Piers 1 and 7, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1822
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+1 800-636-3244
08:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00

Cap'n Fish's offers daily cruises to whale feeding grounds.expert...

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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Very informative, saw many fin whales and puffins. The experience was better than we expected. If you go, dress in layers sine it is significantly colder out to sea.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 July 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Very informative, saw many fin whales and puffins. The experience was better than we expected. If you go, dress in layers sine it is significantly colder out to sea.

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Folsom, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

The trip was amazing. The boat was comfortable for all the passengers. Vantage points to view animals were available from all points of the ship. The biologist who gave the tour was very clear and did a great job. Crew was friendly and fun. Highly recommended.

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Rushsylvania, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Hubby and I had an awesome time on our whale/puffin watch. And we were fortunate enough to see a couple whales! Once we realized there were whales in the area we were watching, the captain spent extra time waiting so that we had plenty of opportunity to see them. The young woman narrating our excursion was very clear and concise... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

What a fun experience! We saw at least 5 whales, a couple of seals and some porpoise. The guide was very knowledgeable, the boat was clean with snack bar and restroom. Highly recommend!

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Medford. NJ, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

We took this trip on a day so foggy and misty that we were afraid we'd see nothing. But the fog lifted to allow us to see the shoreline, lighthouses, and rocky islands. We spotted seals, a bald eagle nest, osprey chicks, cormorants, shearwaters, and other wildlife. It was fun to sip wine and beer while watching the cormorants dive... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Love it.....we had a great time. The things you want to remember: 1) You are on the coast of Maine....it will be cold no matter how warm it is on shore. We were prepared, but lots of people were freezing. Dress in layers 2) You are on the coast of Maine, it will be lots of motion with the ocean...you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent trip! Captain was very knowledgable and informative. Got to see some marine and bird life as well as beautiful scenery! Highly recommend this trip!

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Unicoi, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

We really enjoyed this tour. We saw at least eight whales. The trip was very informative with the announcer telling us about all the different whales. A good length time wise, with beautiful scenery.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

We took the seal watch with Cap N Fish. We had a delightful time. The sun was shining and the waters were smooth. They went on one side of the cove on the way out and the other side on the way back. They headed to the ledges were the seals sun themselves and there were plenty of them out... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Always enjoy the whale watch trips but this one was very interesting--a day with rough seas and whales that were difficult to find--but to the credit of the captain and crew, they never gave up and we continued further out to seek out whales. The sea was rough and they were difficult to see in the whitecaps and of course... More 

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