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Sailing the Plymouth Harbor on the Pilgrim Belle

If you want to see Plymouth Harbor the way that the Pilgrims did, then you need to cruise on the Pilgrim Belle. The Pilgrim Belle is a good way to get the lay of the land if it is your first time in Plymouth or a chance to see the area from a new vantage point if you are a regular visitor.

The Pilgrim Belle is a paddle boat without a conventional propeller, so your cruise will be a step back in time. The Plymouth Harbor is known for its smooth water, since it is protected from the wind, so this is an ideal excursion for people who are hesitant to take part in whale watching or fishing charters. Snacks, beverages, beer, wine, and cocktails are available on the hour-long cruise, so you can sit back and relax as you take in the scenery.

This Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours cruise leaves from the Mayflower II dock in the heart of Plymouth. To book your tour on the Pilgrim Belle, call us today at (508) 927-5575.



Tips for Staying Warm During a Cold Weather Deep Sea Fishing Trip

Deep sea fishing can lead to a great haul in the winter, but staying warm while on board can be a challenge. Fortunately, with a few tricks and tips, you can stay comfortable during your journey without compromising the catch you bring in. As you board a fishing charter during the winter, follow this advice to stay warm.

Look to Layers

To make sure you’re comfortable throughout your fishing trip—not too hot, nor too cold—then dress in layers. Layering allows you to adjust the way you’re dressed according to how you feel. If you get too warm, you can shed a few layers, and if you get cold, you can add them back on again. Your core layer should always be made of a fabric that keeps moisture away from your body, such as cotton.

Pay Attention to Your Hands and Feet

If your hands and feet don’t stay warm and dry, you could feel miserable for the entire fishing trip. Wear gloves that keep your hands dry and warm, and bring multiple pairs, so you can change them if they get wet. For your feet, wear thin, cotton socks against your skin, and then cover them with thicker socks made of wool or another material designed to keep out the cold. Insulated boots will also help.

Protect Your Core

If your body’s core stays warm during your trip, you’ll be much more comfortable. Make sure that at least some of your layers of clothing are large enough to remain securely tucked in while you’re fishing. If they are not, your midriff could be exposed, which will allow the warmth inside your layers of clothing to escape.

At Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours, your comfort is our priority on all of our fishing charters, no matter the time of year. You can learn more about our deep sea fishing charters in Plymouth by calling (508) 927-5575.



How to Take Amazing Photos on Your Whale Watching Tour

Whale watching is a fantastic activity to schedule during your next trip to Cape Cod. When you are out on the whale watching boat, you and your family members will have spectacular views of humpback whales and other types of wildlife. To capture memories of your tour, make sure to bring your camera along on the boat. Let’s take a look at how to take amazing photos on your whale watching tour.

Bring the Right Accessories

Taking photos on a boat requires more planning and preparation than completing a photo shoot on land. Before you embark on your whale watching tour, make sure that you are equipped with the accessories that you will need to take pictures successfully. A camera strap, waterproof cover, and warm jacket are all critical accessories for your journey.

Choose the Correct Lens

In order to take stunning shots of the whales that you encounter during your tour, you will need to ensure that your camera is equipped with the right lens. In the United States, boats are required to stay at least 200 yards away from the whales that are being observed. To catch a stellar shot, consider bringing a zoom lens that is ready to capture the action.

Select the Ideal Settings

Whether you shoot with a manual or automatic camera, it is critical to adjust your camera to the ideal settings for capturing animals in nature. Since you may only have a few seconds to photograph a breaching whale, consider setting your camera to its action settings. Keep in mind that you will also need to adjust your aperture and shutter speed for the weather conditions and lighting that you encounter at sea.

If you want to capture amazing photographs of whales in the wild, book a whale watching tour with Captain John Whale Watching Tours. Along with our fishing charters, we also offer humpback whale watching in Plymouth. To reserve a place on one of our upcoming tours, give us a call at (508) 927-5575.



Keep an Eye Out for These Whales on Your Tour

Humpback whale watching is a popular activity for visitors to Cape Cod. When you are on your whale watching tour, however, you may encounter a variety of different species of whales. During your tour, keep an eye out for large finback whales and smaller pilot whales. Other species, such as right whales, may also make an appearance during certain seasons of the year. Of course, you will also want to keep your eyes peeled for majestic humpback whales, who are the stars of any whale watching excursion.

If you have been dreaming of seeing whales in their natural habitat, consider booking a tour with Captain John Whale Watching Tours. As a leading company offering fishing charters and whale watching serving Plymouth, we are ready to provide you with the experience of a lifetime. For additional details about our upcoming whale watching tours, give us a call at (508) 927-5575.



Exploring the History of Provincetown

Provincetown is located at the very tip of the Cape Cod peninsula. In this video from CBS Sunday Morning, you will review the colorful history of Provincetown. With its small town vibes and eccentric population of locals, Provincetown is a popular vacation spot on the Eastern seaboard. From whale watching to art galleries, Provincetown offers attractions that will please your entire family.

If you are interested in going on a whale watching trip during your next trip to Provincetown, contact Captain John Whale Watching by calling (508) 927-5575. Our ferry in Plymouth can take you right to downtown Provincetown, and our whale watching tours are the perfect addition to any vacation on the Cape.


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