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How to Identify Different Types of Whales

On your whale watching trip, one of the exciting parts of seeing whales in the wild is identifying which ones are swimming near your boat. The crew of your whale watching tour can explain the marine life you encounter to you. This video will also help.

The waters of the northern Atlantic are filled with a variety of whales. You will be able to tell them apart by distinctive features such as the size of their dorsal fins and how they approach the surface.

For a memorable excursion, choose Captain John Boats for a whale watching trip in Plymouth. For more information, please call (508) 927-5575.



Foolproof Strategies for Cutting the Risk of Seasickness

If you have a day of deep sea fishing planned, the last thing you want to experience is seasickness. Seasickness is unpredictable and can happen even if you’re used to being out on the water, but with a little prevention, you can keep the queasiness at bay and enjoy your fishing charter. Fight back against the nausea, dizziness and vomiting of seasickness with this advice.

Get Hydrated

If you’re dehydrated when you head out to sea, there is a good chance you’re going to feel sick once the boat starts moving. Drink plenty of water in advance of your trip, and make sure to keep sipping once you’re on board. Stay away from alcohol for at least 24 hours before your trip, and don’t drink while on board. It’s also a good idea to avoid coffee and orange juice, as they are both acidic enough to irritate your stomach. The caffeine in coffee will also dehydrate you.

Try Over-the-Counter Remedies

People who love deep sea fishing but are prone to seasickness often swear by a few over-the-counter remedies. Motion sickness patches and pills as well as antihistamines are all effective for many people. Taking ginger root can also be helpful. Try to select non-drowsy versions of these remedies, and be sure to consult with your doctor before trying any new medications.

Avoid On-Board Triggers

Take steps to avoid seasickness when on board your fishing charter by avoiding common triggers. Don’t look at your phone or attempt to read, which will exacerbate the sensory confusion that causes seasickness. Look ahead at the horizon rather than down at the water, and stick to the center of the boat if you start to feel nauseated. Don’t think about seasickness or worry that you could be experiencing the symptoms. The power of suggestion can be a trigger in and of itself.

The crew at Captain John Boats will work hard to ensure you have a great day on the water with our fishing charters in Plymouth. To schedule a deep sea fishing excursion, call us at (508) 927-5575.



FAQs for First-Time Deep Sea Fishers

Heading out on your first deep-sea fishing trip can be exciting, but you’re also likely to have a lot of questions about what to expect. When you’re on board, don’t hesitate to speak up if you’re unsure about something. The captain and crew are experienced and expect guests to have some questions about the experience. They’re there to ensure that you have a great fishing trip, so always ask for help when you need it. Here are the answers to some questions that first-timers frequently have when they head out for their first fishing trip.

What should I bring?

In most cases, you shouldn’t bring much of anything with you on the boat. The boat has a galley stocked with food and drinks, so you won’t need a cooler. Bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a sweatshirt you can put on if you get cold. Fishing gear can be rented on the boat, and bait is provided. Bringing your own alcohol on board is prohibited, but you will be able to purchase it from the galley.

How long is the excursion?

That depends on the length of the trip you booked. Deep-sea fishing trips can be as short as four hours or as long as 14, depending on your preferences. The length of the trip will determine where you go to fish. No matter how long your trip is planned to be, plan on arriving early. Seats on board are first come, first serve, so arriving early will give you plenty of time to get settled and grab the seat you want.

Can I keep the fish I catch?

Yes, any fish that fall within the legal size limit can be brought home. We can clean them for you on board for free. Our crew members will also fillet them for you for a small fee, so that they are ready to cook when you arrive home.

Let Captain John Boats help you plan a deep-sea fishing excursion near Plymouth and experience the adventure of being out on the water. We also offer private fishing charters for groups. Learn more about our fishing trips by calling (508) 927-5575.



Tips for Hooking Flounder

When you head out on a Cape Cod fishing charter, flounder may be one of the fish you hope to reel in. Flounder can be tricky to catch, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll be catching them in no time. This video will help you on your next flounder fishing trip.

Flounder are sometimes difficult to catch because they don’t bite the bait the whole way at first. They often hold it in their mouths, which make their bites easy to miss. Once you learn to recognize the feel of their bite, they will become easier to catch.

Make your flounder fishing trip a success by heading out on a Cape Cod fishing charter with Captain John Boats. To learn more about charter fishing near Plymouth and our other boat trips, call (508) 927-5575.



Planning Your Fishing Club's Deep Sea Charter Trip

If your fishing club is ready for a new adventure, a deep sea fishing charter could be the perfect solution. Deep sea fishing is much different from the freshwater fishing most clubs do, so it is a great way to change up your usual day on the water and to try your hand at catching new kinds of fish.

Our deep sea fishing trips are perfect for everyone from beginners to experienced anglers, and we can tailor the experience to meet your fishing club’s needs. On a deep sea charter, you can catch flounder, haddock, and Pollock, along with a host of other species. This unique experience is a great chance to bond with your club and discover new ways to indulge your favorite activity.

Captain John Boats offers affordable rates for group deep sea fishing expeditions and can create a trip designed to suit your group’s preferences. Start the process of planning your deep sea fishing trip near Plymouth by calling us today at (508) 927-5575.


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