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    Kayakers Get a Close Encounter with Humpback Whales

    Last updated 1 day 22 hours ago

    Seeing humpback whales is an experience unlike any other. Many humpback whales will come up for air around the whale watching boat. You can watch them as they work together to herd fish. If you get to see a breach—where the whale jumps out of the water—you will want to have a camera with you to capture the moment. Watch the video clip to experience a taste of the excitement of whale watching.

    Captain John Whale Watching and Fishing Tours has done whale washing off the coast of Plymouth, MA since 1946. To buy your tickets to whale watch in Cape Cod, visit us online. And if you have any questions about our whale watching and deep-sea fishing tours, call us at (781) 336-4245.

    Why Whale Watching Is an Experience You'll Never Forget

    Last updated 9 days ago

    Whale watching is a multi-billion dollar industry, attracting hundreds of thousands of tourists around the world annually. Ask anyone who has been whale watching and they will tell you there’s nothing quite like seeing a 40-foot sea creature leaping out of the sea. Read this article to learn more about why whale watching is an unforgettable experience.

    Bond with Your Family

    If it has been a while since your family has spent quality time together, going whale watching is a fantastic idea. Your family can enjoy searching for whales together and experience the thrill of seeing a giant whale jumping above the water. Whale watching is a stress-free activity that takes only a few hours, making it a great addition to any vacation or weekend getaway.

    Enjoy a Unique Social Experience

    The whale watching industry is growing rapidly, so it’s becoming an increasingly popular way for groups small and large to celebrate any occasion. Why not go whale watching for your birthday, anniversary, wedding, honeymoon, or workplace party?

    See Beautiful, Rare Sea Creatures

    If you’ve never been whale watching, it’s a great way to open your eyes to a new world of incomparable beauty. At Stellwagen Bank near Plymouth Harbor, you’ll be whale watching at one of the main feeding grounds for humpback whales, fin whales, dolphins, porpoises, and Minke whales.

    Learn About Whales from Our Naturalists

    The naturalists at Captain John Whale Watching will take you on an educational journey on the open water. You will learn about the unique markings and patterns found on finback and humpback whales, and how each species can be identified.

    Captain John Whale Watching of Plymouth, MA is a Whale SENSE program participant that is fully committed to responsible whale watching. To sign up for an unforgettable whale watching experience with our team, call us at (781) 336-4245. Learn more about our whale watching and fishing tours by visiting our website.

    The Landlubber's Guide to Whale Watching in Massachusetts [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Last updated 1 month ago

    If you’re planning a trip to the Massachusetts coast, a day of whale watching has to be on your to-do list. In the summer months, the waters off Massachusetts are home to some of the world’s busiest whale feeding grounds. The nutrient-rich waters and schooling fish bring the whales back to the area time and again every year. At Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours, we guarantee that our passengers will see whales on every trip. While on board, you will hear our naturalists explain the features of our regional ecosystem. This infographic gives some insight into the kinds of whales you can expect to see in Massachusetts’ waters. Contact us to schedule your excursion, and pass this information along so others can learn about one of Massachusetts’ best attractions.  

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    Making the Most of Your Captain John Whale Watching Excursion

    Last updated 1 month ago

    There are a lot of life experiences you’ll never forget, and being within feet of some of the most rate mammals in the world is definitely one of them. Departing from Plymouth Harbor, Captain John Whale Watching Tours give you the chance to experience breathtaking sights that you will never forget. We are so confident in our guides that we guarantee a sighting. Good luck finding another whale watching tour that can say the same. To help you have the best experience, here are a few tips for making the most of your Captain Job Whale Watching excursion

    Stay Warm and Comfortable

    The waters off the coast of Massachusetts can be very cold this time of year, so dress in layers and think about wearing a waterproof jacket or poncho over your clothes to stay dry. If you are a first time whale watcher, you should bring along motion sickness medication in case the choppy waves start to get to you. The last thing you want is to be stuck in the bathroom while everyone else is viewing the great humpback whale.

    Don’t Forget the Sunblock

    Water reflects and magnifies the sun’s rays, so bring plenty of sunscreen on your whale watching excursion, even on cold and overcast days. Without protection, you run the risk of getting severely sunburned during a three to five hour tour.

    Conserve Your Film

    Next to sunblock and warm clothes, a camera is the most important thing to bring on your whale watching tour. You will have plenty of stories to tell your family and friends once the boat returns to the dock, but nothing tells the story like a breathtaking photo or two. If you have a film camera, don’t use all of your film on far-away whales. Patience is a virtue when whale watching, so wait until you are close to these magnificent creatures to snap some unbelievable photos.

    If you want to see the majestic humpback whale up close and personal, Captain John Whale Watching Tours guarantees whale sightings. Visit our website to purchase your whale watching tour ticket online, or call us at (508) 746-2643 if you have any questions about our excursions off the coast of Plymouth, MA.

    Deep Sea Fishing: What You Need to Bring

    Last updated 1 month ago

    When you embark on a guided deep-sea fishing tour, the objective is to have an unforgettable time. To make sure that you get the most enjoyment from your trip, we’ve compiled a list of things that you should bring so you don’t worry about forgetting anything the day of your cruise.

    • Dress in layers or bring an extra jacket or sweater to keep warm.
    • Bring plenty of sunscreen and some sort of hat to keep the sun out of your eyes.
    • You should also remember to bring a camera to document your deep-sea fishing tour.

    That’s about it! You don’t need any fishing experience or equipment to fish with Captain John Boats. We have everything you need for an unforgettable deep-sea fishing tour. We even carry extra film onboard in case you run out. Contact us online or call us at (508) 746-2643 to book your deep-sea fishing tour with Captain John Boats


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