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Capt Bill & Sons Whale Watch

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24 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930-5004
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You can't go wrong with this whale watch!

A whale watch provides fun for all ages. Our boat was full of enthusiastic passengers, and while we... read more

Reviewed January 7, 2018
marianc95
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Belmont, Massachusetts
We liked it.

Thank you dolphins and whales for showing up today. You are really beautiful creatures and we could... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2017
JochenBuhler
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Melbourne, Australia
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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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24 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930-5004
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

A whale watch provides fun for all ages. Our boat was full of enthusiastic passengers, and while we had to travel to the furthest end of the territory usually populated with whales, the trip was certainly worth its while. The naturalist welcomed us and provided...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Thank you dolphins and whales for showing up today. You are really beautiful creatures and we could see your beauty from your finn only. Crew thank you for bringing us to those locations.

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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

This trip was the highlight for my kids. It was about a 3.5hr trip out and back. My kids saw several pairs of whales, and even got a tail sighting and a breech! I, however, am prone to motion sickness and was sick the entire...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Although our weather was ugly, raining, bit windy gloomy, the crew made it fun with great narration. We did see 2 types of whales and tour of harbor. Large inside boat area made it comfortable while we were cruising in and out. Boat is large...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

What a great experience! We saw 17 whales. Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us information as needed. She let us watch the whales in silence and enjoy the moment. The children on the boat had a great time and it was very safe.

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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

We love whales, have been a few times in the west coast as well as in the east. It’s our 2nd time with Cap. Bill, enjoyed the trip, lots of whales, dolphins, sea-birds etc’. Our Naturalist (Beth) was a pro, and gave answers to any...More

Thank Avner M
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

It was a very foggy day. Did not see any whales despite the staff trying very hard to find them. They were very apologetic. Rain checks given out without a hassle. Prefer this whale watch company over some of the others in the area. We...More

Thank mg100
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

The trip was marvelous. We enjoyed the naturalist. She was knowledgeable and was always giving us information. We saw minke whale, a sunfish (SOOOOCOOOOL), 5 humpbacks and harbor porpoises. There were many small boaters who were being disrespectful to the whales by chasing them with...More

Thank Kathy C
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

We had a great trip! We saw 3 whales and a tuna. No one in our group had any trouble with sea sickness. Plan for about 5 hours, depending on where the whales are it could take 2 hours to get to them. Make reservations...More

Thank eggleg
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Extremely friendly staff. They honor the groupon deal for kids and adults, unlike their unreasonable competition 7seas who would only sell full price tickets to kids. On our trip, we didnt get to see any whales on our first stop, so they ended up going...More

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dtm418
15 October 2017|
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Response from txblanc | Reviewed this property |
It seems that smokers were allowed at the back on the lower deck onlu...
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51silviaj
27 July 2017|
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Response from RParks2013 | Reviewed this property |
As I recall it was about 5 hours. It's quite a jaunt getting there and getting back.
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danil0dias03
20 February 2017|
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Response from Milford_PaMooseman | Reviewed this property |
Normally whale watching tours end around Columbus Day and begin again in the spring.
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