About Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours
John and Arminda Tavares started
Capt. John Boats in 1946 and offered Deep Sea Fishing trips aboard a 46’ wooden boat
that operated from the State Pier. Although the business is under new
ownership, the same experienced friendly captain and crew are still in charge.
In an industry of many new players, Capt. John Boats was a pioneer in whale
watching and is regarded by many as the example of how whale watching
on passenger boats should be conducted. As new legislation has been put
in place to protect whales from hazardous boat operators, the captains
and naturalists of Capt. John Boats have played an active role in the process.
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