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Address: Rye Harbor State Marina, Rye, NH 03870
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+1 603-964-5220
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 18:30

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Amazing Sighting

Wow, staff was amazing! They were so friendly and knowledgable. Talked with guests, answered questions, etc. We hit it right, saw so many whales and dolphins and got close... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 August 2016
destinawoof
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Mass
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Mass
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43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Wow, staff was amazing! They were so friendly and knowledgable. Talked with guests, answered questions, etc. We hit it right, saw so many whales and dolphins and got close enough for viewing and photo ops. Great way to spend the afternoon!

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Thank destinawoof
Exeter, New Hampshire
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98 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

What a pleasure to be taken to where the whales dance on a lovely Summer day! The Atlantic Queen II, her crew AND interns were outstanding...they knew exactly where to take us to see several whales and tuna, doing what they do - who needs Disney? The trip was four hours and the Captain made it his business to give... More 

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Thank Mariellen-Exeter
Evansville, Indiana
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Looking for a whale watching tour? Here's the place to go. We saw about 5 whales that played around us for a couple of hours. The staff was very nice and very open to all questions. This was well worth the price.

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Thank Mike L
Warner, New Hampshire
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

What a splendid day off the coast of Rye Harbor, New Hampshire whale watching. I wrote and photographed the experience for my food & travel blog called "Thyme" at thymefoodblog.com if you would like to see more. I'll post a few photos here too. Rye Harbor was quaint with several little lobster shacks and picnic tables to sit and enjoy... More 

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Thank SarahofThyme
Grand Island NY
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

My husband and I came to Maine/New Hampshire for our Honeymoon 16 years ago and once in between for vacation and tried to go whale watching and it was too foggy. This time made up for it, the weather was great, the boat was great and the viewings were fabulous. We really lucked out all the way around! this boat... More 

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Thank billyshaw66
Washington, DC
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126 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

In summary, this business may offer a good service to some customers, but it was hard for me to tell, as they would neither answer the phone or otherwise let potential customers know they had decided they did not want to keep to their scheduled trips. If you don't mind spending your time driving to their meeting point with the... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

Great ending to the Labor Day Weekend. Loaded up in Rye Harbor, NH with a great knowledgeable crew. Didn't get much beyond the Isles of Shoals before we spotted a variety of whales, a few slapping their fins on the surface of the water. The boat was very clean, with lots of room for the passengers to get a good... More 

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Thank Dan C
Veikkola, Finland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

We were lucky to have a grand slam tour on Sunday, Aug 30: saw minky whales, humbacks and one finwhale + dolphins and seals. On the way back, we happened to see a great breaching show by a humpback whale. That was really a cherry on top! Amazing trip, great weather, lots of information on a pleasantly quiet boat. Thanks!... More 

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Thank Helllu62
Grafton, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Not too expensive and a large boat - we saw whales, seals and dolphins and it wasn't too crowded and the kids LOVED it. Staff was great too.

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Thank Jodie M
Hartland, Vermont
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

Great trip, saw lots of whales- humpbacks, fin whales and minke whales, plus beautiful dolphins-naturalist provided lots of educational commentary along the way...nice view of the islands on the way in and out..and $12 cheaper per ticket than other places I had seen...only drawback was somewhat limited outdoor seating on the boat..seemed just a little tight with102 on board. Overall... More 

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