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First Chance Whale Watch

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4 Western Ave, Kennebunkport, ME 04043-7751
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Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

First Chance Whale Watch was amazing. The weather was amazing and we were able to watch some Finback Whales swim and dive for about an hour and a half. We went 18 miles off the coast to find the whales. The guide provided so much...More

Thank Kelli F
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Decided to take lobster/scenic tour in order to get some time on the water. Pulled a couple of lobster traps up, saw Bush compound and stayed out for 90 minutes. Was pleasant. Not a lot of commentary and a 15 min discourse on lobsters.

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 23 September 2018

This was our group's first lobster boat experience. The tour is roughly l hr. long and incorporates Lobster traping, seal sightings and President Bush's compound. It covered all aspects in good detail going. I find that most of these boat trips tend to flood you...More

2  Thank Dorothy S
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

We went on this whale watch as a “last hurrah” to close out our summer. We have been on several whale watches in recent years out of Gloucester, MA; we expected something similar and were sadly mistaken. This whale watch was THE worst! We knew...More

3  Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Very disappointed with our tour couple days ago. We understand you can't control the whales and when they may appear but the Captain took us out about 30 min from the pier and basically idled in one spot for 4 hours and had us watch...More

1  Thank Explore523998
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

We loved the trip! Captain Dan and his first mate Dave were hilarious and offered so much information. Kids got to toss small lobster back into the ocean and we were able to handle the bigger lobster. It was a great experience at a very...More

Thank mom2tyndoll
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

We had a group of 8 adults and 2 children ages 5 and 7. Everyone had a great time with Captain Duffy and David. David was very knowledgeable, personable, and hilarious! The tour showed off some of the fantastic homes in the area, the Bush...More

Thank Courtney K
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This trip was a 4 1/2 hr whale watch trip.It is a fairly large boat with 2 levels for viewing.They make every effort to see that you see whales but since these are live creatures,there are no guarantees. Fortunately,we did see several minke whales,a basking...More

Thank walkingshu2
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Our family vacation of 20 people came for a whale watching adventure, sadly the seas were too rough and we turned back an hour into the trip. Even though we didn’t get to see any whales I was pleased with how honest and safety conscious...More

1  Thank Frank N
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful day, nice boat ride, saw a lot of dolphins. Some saw a flash of a Minke whale. Hit and miss seeing these whales. Boat ride was smooth, nice crew, good burger, 2 good roomy bathrooms. Good value.

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Response from Richard B | Reviewed this property |
They have a real easy booking via their website, or even call them would be best bet if you're tied to a specific time/day. Note: we just happened to be in Kennebunkport and actually just walked up and bought tickets - not... More
25 May 2018|
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Response from Richard B | Reviewed this property |
Regarding the Lobsters I don't think that matters. We were told on the cruise that to see the seals it's best at lower tide, as there's more of the island (Bumpkin Island) exposed. We were out at high tide, and just saw... More
19 March 2018|
Response from jenniferbE1357TB | Reviewed this property |
There is a public lot right in town (w/bathrooms), don’t remember how much but it wasn’t absorbent amount. The walk from lot in town to boat dock was about 4 min.