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Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch

#1 of 13 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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This was our first trip and we had no idea what to expect. We saw Minky Whales, Fin Whales, and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Divya G
Puffins at the Ready

This was a very pleasant way to spend 2 1/2 hours viewing the beautiful Booth Bay harbor and the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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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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42 Commercial St, Piers 1 and 7, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538-1822
+1 800-636-3244
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was our first trip and we had no idea what to expect. We saw Minky Whales, Fin Whales, and Humpbacks! If you are in Boothbay, you should not miss this!

Thank Divya G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a very pleasant way to spend 2 1/2 hours viewing the beautiful Booth Bay harbor and the birds at East Egg island, especially the cute puffins. That said, the puffins are small and generally at least 50 yards away so bring binoculars. For...More

Thank blangsen
Reviewed 4 days ago

A fun day on the pemaquid lighthouse tour. A two hour cruise about the harbor. If the wind is blowing I'd advise a jacket. It does get cold on the sea and the employee's will suggest the same.

Thank I95port
Reviewed 5 days ago

This 3 hour cruise was Fantastic. The crew and the Marine Biologist knew exactly where to go to see the whales. We saw Finn Whales and Humpback whales, and seals. They said there was a shark, but I didn't see it. But let me tell...More

1  Thank 180Marie
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was just what we expected and it was GREAT. Next time, will not bring a camera. If you do want to bring a camera, make sure it's a camcorder. Unless you are real quick and semi-professional photographer, you won't get much on your digital...More

Thank Susan F
Reviewed 6 days ago

We weren't initially going to go on this cruise but it was only $25 per adult and was a 2 hour cruise on the Lil bit of Maine trip. So glad we went. It gave us a better understanding of the layout of Boothbay, Southport...More

Thank gogranny60
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I went on a whale watching tour. We were blown away by how many whales we saw- Fin, Minke, and Humpbacks. This was in addition to a basking shark, porpoises and seals. A mother and calf humpback hung around for quite awhile...More

Thank Linda N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us went out on a whale watch tour and were very happy with the knowledge of the crew. We were impressed with the ability of the captain to find the whales and drive the boat for the best vantage points to see them....More

Thank Toledoan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our whale view trip was cancelled due to high seas. Thanks for this responsible decision. Cap'n Fish is about the biggest vessel which means a more stable ride. But safety is first. instead they offered the harbor area puffin and seal tour that was very...More

Thank indyvagabond
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't believe how many whales we saw, it was amazing. The staff was extremely knowledgeable. We saw Finn Whales, Humpbacks, seals, porpoises, and a basking shark. The humpback whales showed off for the boat and gave us a spectacular show!! Boat was clean, and...More

Thank Heather D
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Chances of seeing whales the from 7/20-7/25??
21 March 2017|
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Response from Valerie b | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I just saw this question and honestly do not know the answer.
Debbie B
Cost of trip
4 August 2016|
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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
How much was parking and where else could you park that would be cheaper?
4 August 2016|
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Response from Robin N | Reviewed this property |
Parking is $20 for the day