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Whaling City Expeditions

228 Macarthur Dr, New Bedford, MA 02740-7303
+1 508-984-4979
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Awesome tour! The tour guide was knowledgeable of all the fishing boats. She also told us lots of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Diane J
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Whaling City Expedition Tour

The day called for thunderstorms and the tour guide made every attempt to call and make sure to... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2016
Cat429
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Fairhaven
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228 Macarthur Dr, New Bedford, MA 02740-7303
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Awesome tour! The tour guide was knowledgeable of all the fishing boats. She also told us lots of historical facts about the area. This was tons of fun....wish we had known about it sooner. We would have taken lots of out of town guests!

Thank Diane J
Reviewed 28 August 2016

The day called for thunderstorms and the tour guide made every attempt to call and make sure to notify of possible cancellation and checked to see if we were interested and able to attend an earlier tour. Although the water was a little choppy it...More

Thank Cat429
nefw, Manager at Whaling City Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves! Our Captains really enjoy their job and love sharing whatever is happening on the waterfront. ⚓

Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

This is the second time I've done this tour and I will probably do it again. The tour is very interesting and covers a wide range of topics for all interests.The boat is the perfect size and our tour guide was very knowledgable, friendly, and...More

Thank Mikaela Z
nefw, General Manager at Whaling City Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2016

Thank you so much for coming aboard and taking the time to write a review. Even after 18 seasons, I learn something new every time. Our captains sure love what they do and you make their day better!

Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Disappointing company with poor customer service. We arrived 20 minutes early, so we took a stroll around. At 2:57, the boat was pulling away without us on it. We tried unsuccessfully to call using two different numbers. We did end up getting on the 430...More

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Diane P, Manager at Whaling City Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2016

It was good to speak with you on Saturday, albeit much later in the day. And it was quite an unfortunate situation, on all counts and we are very sorry. Our policy is to leave the dock at the appointed time and no earlier. Captain...More

Reviewed 23 July 2016

We went on this tour for the first time after moving to Fairhaven a year ago. Convenient location right at the city pier in NB, clean boat, friendly captain/tourguide. Very enjoyable 1 hr tour with about 13 others. Good live tour info on decent speakers....More

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Diane P, Manager at Whaling City Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2016

So glad you enjoyed yourselves and welcome to the area! Very kind of you to take a few moments to share your experience. We hope to see you again. Diane

Reviewed 8 September 2015

New Bedford is monetary fishing capital of US. This is due to scallops! Not fish! The story of fishing and description of the many fishing boats in the harbor are the highlights of this 1 hr personally narrated harbor tour. The captain has been doing...More

Thank Carol O
Reviewed 31 July 2015

The tour which is taken on a small overhead covered pleasure craft and ours lasted about 75 minutes. On many of this type tour, you listen to a canned message that is repeated over and over again. This was not true of the history lesson...More

4  Thank jmartibOswego_NY
Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

Nicely done! Very informative and a great tour of the harbor from on the water. Book in advance using their website to guarantee a spot. I also used Groupon for a great deal. 1 hour trip around the harbor and out past the hurricane wall.

1  Thank Blackbelt131
Reviewed 11 July 2015

We had an exceptionally great time on this one hour tour of the Acushnet River, exploring the many piers and wharves with the New Bedford fishing fleet close by. Our Captain explained the various types of fishing boats and the workings of the fleet. His...More

1  Thank capecodken2015
Reviewed 10 July 2015

Acushnet Harbor Tour with Captain Joe. The small boat was full of passengers from our cruise ship, about 14. The tour lasted about an hour and we saw the fishing fleet, lighthouse, osprey nest, hurricane wall and gate up close, small islands and bridge. Captain...More

1  Thank Jenny W
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