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Granite State Whale Watch

#1 of 11 things to do in Rye Features Animals
1870 Ocean Blvd, Rye Harbor, Rye, NH 03870-2718
+1 800-964-5545
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whales galore!

unbelievable number of whale, porpoises and seals. Well worth the money. I would suggest it for... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
sam c
Hampton, New Hampshire
Lots of whales!

Very exciting trip. Saw two different kinds of whales and was educated on how they eat, what they... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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1870 Ocean Blvd, Rye Harbor, Rye, NH 03870-2718
+1 800-964-5545
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Reviewed 5 days ago

unbelievable number of whale, porpoises and seals. Well worth the money. I would suggest it for any family.

Thank sam c
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very exciting trip. Saw two different kinds of whales and was educated on how they eat, what they like, size etc. a little on the expensive side for us but if you want to see whales, this is a good boat to be on. Take...More

Thank ms0812
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the title says it all we saw quite a few whales and i was able to photograph them to boot. the alone makes it 5 stars in my book but they were also very informative on the trip and the crew was very pleasant and...More

Thank SteveCairoWV
Reviewed 7 June 2017

This was my second trip out with Granite State and like the first it was very good. They will get you to where the Whales are and even some things unexpected. Not much mote to say other that it is worth the time and money...More

2  Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Took the trip yesterday, 5 hours on the ocean, 5 species of whale plus dolphins seen. Excellent day and great value. Better than any other 'nature' trips we have done in Maine that charge similar amounts for half the time and then rattle the tip...More

Thank TpoNz
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We took the trip on one of the hottest days of the summer. The boat goes out toward the Isles of Shoals, about 7 miles. Despite being 95+ on land, it got very cool out there. (Always bring a coat or sweatshirt!) We saw several...More

1  Thank Hobie4
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Granite State is the best. If there are whales around, you'll see them. Naturalist interpreters and interns are on board to point out the whales on all sides, and come around with maps and info to explain more. They are truly knowledgeable and kind. We...More

1  Thank minnesotapam2016
Reviewed 5 October 2016

The staff was very helpful and informative. Be sure to bring some type of rain gear - even with calm seas you can get sprayed/wet. They had snacks but we brought our own. We would go again.

Thank psufencer
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Great boat ride even if you saw nothing which was not the case. During our 4 hour trip we saw porpoise, dolphins, sunfish, minky whales, and several humpback whales. One humpback mother and her calf put on quite a show.The staff are knowledgeable, courteous, and...More

Thank haled73
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Just got off the boat. Outstanding day. Porpoises on way in and out. Huge sunfish. 2 breaching whales off in the distance - magnificent. 6 humpback including 2 youngsters and 1fin whale. Incredible day. Many thanks to the crew for keeping us close to the...More

Thank Donna G
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Marilynn D
9 July 2017|
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Response from TpoNz | Reviewed this property |
Our boat trip left mid morning and we saw a Minke whale within 30 minutes. We were out for 5 hours and saw 5 different species. I really don't think it makes a difference as what time of day you go