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Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch

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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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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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Had a good trip out to the feeding grounds. Saw quite a few whales. A must thing to do. We will do this trip again.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a good trip out to the feeding grounds. Saw quite a few whales. A must thing to do. We will do this trip again.

Thank middleboro
mainewhales, Public Relations Manager at Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch, responded to this review

hello,and thank you for coming aboard cap'n fish's ,hope to see you again soon! More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First time in Maine and we loved this boat tour. It was a little windy and cold the further out we went but the scenery was beautiful and the captain was really knowledgeable and thoughtful (telling people before we were likely to get a big gust of wind to hold onto their hats for example). Highly recommended.

Thank Jeff C
mainewhales, Public Relations Manager at Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch, responded to this review

hello jeff c, thank you for coming aboard while in boothbay harbor.eayly season passengers are greatly appreciated! More 

Henderson, Nevada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm very picky with whale watch companies and I found this one after much searching back in 2013 or 2014. It was so great I keep coming back for more. Nice large but fast vessels. I've seen Fin and/or Humpback whales every time. The captains are very experienced and the narrator is knowledgeable.

Thank rhopper276
mainewhales, Public Relations Manager at Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch, responded to this review

hello rhopper276,thank you for joining us.another happy passenger makes us very happy and proud of the job our dedicated captains and crew and the job they do. More 

Fairhope, Alabama
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Great experience, saw whales, dolphin, seals, shark... Captain was very informative, guide clearly knew her stuff, fun day out on the water.

1 Thank Pat M
Bartlett, Tennessee
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Must see adventure for everyone. Enjoy the Maine experience and fresh air trips. a return visit for us next year . this will be our 5thtrip to Maine.

Thank wawsouth
South China, Maine
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

Went but no sightings but it was still a fun trip out. The weather held up. We got a return trip voucher, but our time didn't allow us to go again. Heard lots of good stories. Should be worth a try again.

Thank Marcia A
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

I got to Boothbay and knew I wanted a tour of the beautiful harbor.......but not an all day tour. We had other things we wanted to do. After pursuing the different tour operators we found Cap'n Fish's tour that lasted 2 or so hours. We bought the tickets and left an hour later. The boat was very comfortable. Just remember... More 

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

My daughter was dying for us to go whale watching and we finally got a chance to take her for her 7th birthday. We saw lots of whales - maybe 20 sightings - might have been the same whales, who knows? But the guides were great and helped you find the whales in the water. They even let my kids... More 

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Wimberley, Texas
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

Our group of 15 enjoyed the morning Lil Bit O' Maine cruise this past week. We liked the enclosed seating and the open deck options. A wonderful way to enjoy the fall colors of Maine and gorgeous Boothbay Harbor.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a must see trip! We took the Kennebec River cruise. 42 miles and 3 hours. The captain narrated the entire time with very interesting information. We saw 8 lighthouses, dolphins, seals, lots of different birds. Went past the Bath Iron Works and was visited by their security boat. :) Very smooth ride on the open ocean and down... More 

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