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Capt Bill & Sons Whale Watch

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Address: 24 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930-5004
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+1 978-283-6995
08:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Capt. Bill & Sons Whale Watch is a small, family-owned and operated,...

Capt. Bill & Sons Whale Watch is a small, family-owned and operated, whale watch company out of Gloucester MA. We take pride in giving the best whale watch tours North of Boston. Join us at Capt. Bills for a 4 hour whale watch trip you will never forget! Each trip is fully narrated by a marine biologist from the Blue Ocean Society, who will teach you all you need to know about these majestic marine mammals and other sea life. Sightings Guaranteed!

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Nothing can prepare you for seeing these amazing creatures! The naturalist on board identified the many whales and dolphins we saw. She obviously loved what she does and shared... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 January 2017
Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Nothing can prepare you for seeing these amazing creatures! The naturalist on board identified the many whales and dolphins we saw. She obviously loved what she does and shared that love with us. You can leave your camera, because she actually took pictures of the whales during our trip and emailed them to us. The boat was the perfect size,... More 

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Kfar Tavor, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We had a great experience - the trip surpassed our expectations! We saw about 20 humpback whales including calves and they were all very close to the boat (2 feeding groups). The naturalist on board was helpful and explained quite a bit but not too much. One of our group was sea sick but the rest enjoyed the hour+ long... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I went with my son on this whale watching trip. It lasted for over 4 hours. The boat went out some distance to a marine conservation area. We saw a number of hump back whales which were a spectacular sight. They came close to the boat and at one point two whales even swum under the boat. To see these... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

One of the best experience in the life! The tribulation is super nice and we watched some whales jumping and playing, showing their fins and breathing. On the boat they have a food and drink shop. They provide free parking. The only problem that we had was the tide we had in that journey that caused hard dizziness. But I... More 

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Mansfield Center
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

cloudy but mild day sweatshirts needed. saw 4 humpback whales and several minkee. whales. Boat not crowed so could see both sides really well whales really close. flipping and 1 eating. the whales mostly swan together. A great time. A much shorter ride from Gloucester vs Boston.I would go again

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

This is the second whale watch trip with Captain Bill. Last time my wife won a free trip so we came back for another trip. It takes about an hour to see the whales but we got to see Humpback and Minke whales near the Tuna fleet. Glouchester is a great place to see whales and each trip we make... More 

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Took our 7 year old grandson on this whale watch last week and glad we did! Company very good to work with as far as tips on when to arrive and which day to go! We had a gorgeous day and saw about 10 whales up front and personal! Would go again!

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

What a great day we had. Wasn't sure if this was going to be good because was able to get reservation on the same day but was pleasantly surprised on such a great find. The ship was comfortable, not too full so you were not looking over many shoulders. Food and bar on board. Did see 2 whales feeding together... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Angered by the fact that--reading others' reviews--I most certainly did not see 30 humpbacks, I must admit that for my first time out whale watching, I had an excellent time. Great weather, a naturalist that didn't make us feel ignorant by using zoological terms familiar only to fellow Mensa mates, and the company of equally impressed observers created memories for... More 

Thank Brianimated
Hamden, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

This was an incredible experience! I am so glad I was able to do this. Captain Bill & Sons guarantee whale sitings and if you don't see any, they will give you free trips until you do. We were taken far out, which took about 45 mins-1 hr. They have ample seating and a snack bar inside. We sat on... More 

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