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How to Get the Most Out of Your Whale Watching Tour | Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours

Booking a whale watching trip is a fun and fascinating way to get in touch with some of the world’s largest creatures. 

Little Girl Enjoying Sailing

If you would like to maximize the enjoyment you get from your Massachusetts whale watching tour, pay close attention to the following tips:

Prepare Ahead of Time

To ensure that you don’t forget anything important, try to pack a day bag for your whale watching tour the night before you leave. The morning of your tour, check to make sure you have:

  • Protection against sun, wind, and rain
  • A camera and a pair of binoculars
  • Motion sickness pills, just in case. If you do not have much marine experience, or you have a history of experiencing sea sickness, it is a good idea to take an over-the-counter antihistamine approximately 30 minutes before boarding.

Choose Any Seat

Boats used for whale watching are designed so that all passengers have an equal-opportunity viewing perspective. Since whales may appear at the front, back, or on either side of the boat, it doesn’t matter where you sit. When your captain or a fellow whale watcher spots a whale or dolphin, you can get up and move to get a better vantage point.

Stay in the Moment

Your whale watching experience should be fun, so be sure to enjoy yourself and the company of your fellow passengers. However, since the primary purpose of your tour is to spot whales,; try to retain a sense of awareness for what is going on in the water at all times, even while engrossed in conversation with others.

Are you ready to book a whale watching excursion for your family or friends this season? Based out of Plymouth, Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours is a highly-rated whale watch operator that guarantees sightings. To find out more about our whale watching and fishing tours, call us at (508) 746-2646!


Captain John Whale Watching and Fishing Tours is proud to present our 2012 schedule! For more information on reserving tours with us, please call the office at (508) 746-2646...


Whale Watching: (All tours begin at Noon)

Opening Week

April 14, 15, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22

Remaining Season

Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday beginning at Noon

Fishing Tours: (All tours run from 7 am - 3 pm)

Opening Day

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Remaining Season:

Every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 

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Take Your Biology Students on the Ultimate Field Trip in a Floating Classroom | Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing

You can lecture for hours in a classroom, but no lesson sticks quite like first-hand experience. Trying to get kids to learn in a classroom setting can sometimes be very challenging, but out on a field trip, students have so much fun that they don’t even realize they’re learning.

Tourist Whale Watching

Here are a few great subjects your students can learn about while aboard a floating classroom:   


  • The Ocean

There’s no better place to learn about the ocean than on the open sea. Using the vast expanse as a model, you can teach your students all about why the oceans exist, why they’re salty, why we have waves, and many other interesting lessons.


  • Marine Navigation

Another great lesson for students is how ships navigate through the sea. A licensed U.S. Coast Guard Captain can take the kids to the bridge and show them the radar, depth finders, radio communication systems, and other interesting high-tech instruments.  


  • Marine Life

As whales, birds, and other marine creatures show themselves, you’ll have the perfect opportunity to teach your students all about their life cycles, migration patterns, and more. You can also use this opportunity to discuss how marine life is interdependent, from the humpback whale down to the sea anemone. 


  • Environmental Concerns

Once you speak to your students about life under the sea, you can then explain how to protect it. Talking about the environment in the classroom is one thing, but taking students out to see the ocean itself can really drive home how beautiful and important it is.


If you’re looking to take your students on an exciting and unconventional field trip, then contact Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours. No matter how varied your students’ interests are, our floating classroom provides a little something for everyone. Give us a call today at (508) 746-2646 to book a field trip—you and your students will love it!

Captain John's Boats Plymouth Harbor Fishing Whale Watching | Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing

Since we live our lives primarily on land, we often forget that most of the Earth’s surface is water that houses some of the planet’s largest animals.  

In this short video, we see a summary of the exciting services provided by Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours. Originally a fishing business from the 1940s, Captain John’s began taking the public on whale watching tours in the mid-70s. Today, we offer deep-sea fishing, a ferry to Provincetown, and up to four naturalist-guided whale watching tours a day!


With guaranteed sightings, Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours is an ideal destination for anyone interested in marine life. Give us a call today at (508) 746-2646 to learn more.

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