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Captain John Boats

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  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
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“whale watch”(104 reviews)
“humpback whales”(42 reviews)
“stellwagen bank”(20 reviews)
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10 Town Wharf, Plymouth, MA 02360-3848
+1 508-746-2643
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed this trip. Right at about 4 hours. Saw many whales with great views and up close. Bathrooms on board are clean. Recommend layers in the summer...it was rainy and cool when we left but the return was sunny and hot. Highly recommend!

5  Thank Kevinandanna
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 29 May 2012

Capt John advertises daily fishing trips, what he doesn't tell you is that trips are cancelled if there are fewer than 10 people waiting to board. I drove 1 hour after getting up at 4:30 looking forward to a fun day fishing. Paid my parking...More

17  Thank jscott646
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All reviews whale watch humpback whales stellwagen bank marine biologist great trip deep sea fishing great whale friendly crew whales including boat ride the galley sea sickness nice boat fast ferry hour trip bring a jacket snack bar
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found a groupon for a ferry trip to provincetown for the day . It was a convenient way to visit p-town for the day. I would use it again.

Thank 941austinb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Informative speech at the start. The boat was in good condition. The trip was about 4 hours. We saw whales but we actually saw a whale that had died and there was a great white eating it! It sounds horrible but it was actually an...More

1  Thank Dandh012
Reviewed 9 October 2018

We went out on Sunday 10/7/18 with Captain Russ and Diane. The whole crew was extremely nice and Diane, tour guide, was wonderful and very knowledgeable. This trip was soo awesome. There were soo many whale and dolphins. At one point we had 4 whales...More

Thank DorisB800
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

We had a Groupon and took the boat from Plymouth to PTown. Boat was safe and had a small snack bar. Drops you in PTown long enough to enjoy the area!

Thank Carrie L
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic time on this whale watching cruise. It was a beautiful tour and we saw plenty of whales. It was nice to have the snack and drink bar on the lower deck of the boat. Also, the staff was very knowledgeable about...More

Thank Stephanie H
Reviewed 30 September 2018

If this is not on your list of things to do, please put it on the list. This was absolutely awesome. The Marine Biologist that was on board was very informative and told was exactly what to expect, what we were seeing as it took...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 25 September 2018

If you are anywhere near Plymouth MA take this tour. Magical. Boat is large and powerful and is an adrenaline ride from start to finish. We saw humpbacks, a pilot whale, seals and Dolphins. So special. Will do this again. Make sure you contact the...More

Thank steve_westcroft
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

After being canceled out our first booking because of weather. We rescheduled. And I am so glad we did !! It was worth the return trip to Plymouth. Very informative and yes we saw whales !!! Thanks for a GREAT trip.

Thank judypowell71
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Visiting family and we needed an afternoon activity. We took a stab at this one. Once on board, one of the other passengers said this was the BEST company ... Often runs Groupon deals ... And every time she has out of town guests, she...More

Thank Marcy S
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

She told on a Whale watching tour with Captain John’s tour. The crew were great and answered any questions. The captain would wait until the whales were far enough away from the boat, and were not coming up near the boat before moving g on....More

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Debbie H
25 July 2018|
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Response from Yodaman100 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry so late- they go...no matter
12 June 2018|
Response from Don C |
There is none for whale watching. Go to their website.Enjoy
26 February 2018|
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Response from davisjd2017 | Reviewed this property |
We booked ahead and used a Groupon Coupon for a substantial discount... They may/may not still offer the Groupon discount, but well worth checking for it.