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Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch

#1 of 15 Tours in Boothbay Harbor Features Animals
42 Commercial St, Piers 1 and 7, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1822
+1 800-636-3244
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A Great Puffin and Whale viewing experience.

I easily made a reservation by phone in the morning for afternoon - on a weekday. The reservation... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Christina D
Youngstown, Ohio
Extraordinary Day

My family went whale-watching with Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch on a clear, beautiful day, which was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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42 Commercial St, Piers 1 and 7, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1822
+1 800-636-3244
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I easily made a reservation by phone in the morning for afternoon - on a weekday. The reservation staff, staff at the info kiosk, and onboard staff were all wonderful, helpful and informative. My kids had never been on a boat on the ocean before...More

Thank Christina D
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family went whale-watching with Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch on a clear, beautiful day, which was good because the ride out was VERY FAST. My daughter was feeling a little scared by the speed, which made it less enjoyable. Have read other reviews about people...More

Thank eli1977
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great trip.well informed staff and crew. Safety was a priority, ship was modern and well kept. Departed timely and was interesting in its information.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The trip was excellent thanks to a super captain. Very informative and conscientious about showing all the sights and wildlife. Lovely ride.

Thank tiwack
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great morning, terrific tour and narration - she was very informative and interesting. We saw Minke and Fin whales, seals, harbor porpoises and a leather back sea turtle! Other than a couple of obnoxious tweens whose parents were not dealing with them, it was a...More

1  Thank Lee B
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful experience! We followed a school of them during most of the trip. They were amazing! One could almost jump onto them from the boat. Quite simply, Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch exceeded our expectations. A+!

1  Thank Charles H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an awesome trip. Our captain was excellent and provided a wealth of interesting information on the history, nature and critters we saw along this 44 mile trip from Boothbay Harbor to Bath and back across the open ocean. we saw numerous osprey, bald...More

Thank K8269EKsue
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went out on quite a foggy day, but we still managed to see several Minke whales and even a couple of Fin whales, which are apparently the second largest of the all Whales. We also saw some seals and a sunfish. The whole experience...More

1  Thank Duncan B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the whale watching tour immensely! It was really fun to be out on the ocean and see fin whales, ocean sunfish, and seals. Unfortunately, it was a bit foggy on the way back in so we couldn't see a lot. If you are...More

1  Thank compgal
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went out on possibly the worst type of day to see any marine life in the Atlantic. It was SO FOGGY THAT WE COULD SEE LESS THAN 100 FEET AT TIMES! This is not anyone's fault it just happened. I trust that given better...More

Thank sanders s
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Response from TroyDyer | Reviewed this property |
i know you can bring water, not sure about food
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Sorry I just saw this question and honestly do not know the answer.
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Response from amandabc2016 | Reviewed this property |
for the 3-hour whale watching tour, adults = $54. Kids 6-14 = $32. kids under 5yo = $19. Dogs = $22. We parked in the Parking lot of the Boothbay Harbor Town Clerk, at 11 Howard Street, about 1.5 blocks from the departure... More