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Getting Ready for a Whale Watching Trip

You are about to experience a wondrous sight some people only dream of. Whale watching can be an inspiring and uplifting experience for anyone, but without some helpful tips your time out to sea might not be everything you hope for. Seasickness, dead batteries, and missed shots can put dampers on your grand adventure.

Be Prepared

Whether you’re an avid sailor or a reluctant landlubber, you should always prepare for your time at sea. Be sure to eat before you set sail, bring seasickness pills, and drink a lot of water. Bring layers to wear; it may be summertime, but the ocean is colder than being on land. Along with your extra layers of clothing, bring a good pair of rubber-soled sneakers to keep from slipping on the deck. Always wear sunscreen, sunglasses, and consider investing in a hat. It may feel cool and wet with the ocean spray on your face, but it won’t feel so nice when you’re coming home a red lobster.

Extras to Bring

Consider bringing items to help pass the time, like travel board games, a book, or coloring books for the kids. Traveling to the ideal whale watching spot can possibly take a couple hours. Bring binoculars in case the whales are being shy and are a little farther away than you’d like. This goes along with your camera and its batteries. Do you want to have the perfect shot, and the camera dies? Don’t let this memory pass you by.

Lining up the Shot

You’re going whale watching; you want to capture the best memory you can, right? Take advantage of your zoom feature, and consider investing in a polarized lens. This will help eliminate sun glare and viewing the whale through the water. Also, look forward to where the whale will breach the water, not where it just dove. Ask your captain for more tips on taking the best pictures.

Call Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tour at (508) 927-5575. They’re committed to giving you the best whale watching tours in Plymouth.



What are the Benefits of Charter Fishing?

Whether you’re an expert fisherman or thinking about angling for the first time, nothing beats the experience of charter fishing. Full- and half-day charter fishing trips are great for bachelor parties, corporate team building events, birthdays, and anytime you want to enjoy the sun and the sea. But why not just take out your own boat or rent one instead of booking a private charter? Here are some of the benefits of charter fishing in Plymouth.

Focus on the Fish

When you book a fishing charter, the only thing you and your guests needs to worry about is showing up and having a great time. Charter fishing companies in New England will often provide the equipment you need, and depending on the length of the charter may even provide light snacks or full meals to you and your guests.

Learn a Thing or Two

Charter fishing boats are captained and staffed with knowledgeable fishing experts. Spending a day with such knowledgeable fishermen will improve your own skillset and help you become an even better angler. If you live in the area, you’ll also learn where some of the best fishing spots are so you can come back with your own boat.

Bring More Friends

Do you have a large fishing boat that can fit up to 70 guest? Probably not, but charter fishing companies like Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours does. This means you can book a fishing adventure for a large group instead of settling for some activity that’s less exciting and less fun than spending the day out on the ocean fishing.

If you want to have a great day of fishing with friends, family, or coworkers, book a private fishing charter with Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours of Plymouth, MA. We’ve been fishing the water of New England for more than 60 years, and over that time we’ve learned the best spots and the best techniques to have a great haul of fish. To learn more about our full- and half-day fishing charters for up to 70 guests, call us at (508) 927-5575.



Visiting MacMillan Pier

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Provincetown is full of things to do and see, including art galleries, antique shops, restaurants, and so much more. Located 40 miles out to sea at the tip of Cape Cod, Provincetown is one of the world’s natural deep water harbors as well as one the premier tourist destinations on the East Coast. MacMillan Pier, Provincetown’s major transportation hub, is a destination in and of itself, with all sorts of activities and shops for the entire family.

Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours operates the Plymouth to Provincetown Fast Ferry to help you take in the sights, sounds, and smells of P-Town. The passenger ferry runs from June through September. If you will be bringing a leashed and well-behaved dog, please call us ahead of time so we can make a note on your reservation. TO learn more about our ferry services, whale watching tours, and chartered fishing trips, call us at (508) 927-5575.



6 Amazing Facts about Whales

Whales are some of the most amazing creatures in the ocean, and perhaps even the most amazing creatures on the planet! It’s no wonder whale watching tours are such a popular attraction in whale hot spots around the country, including right here in Plymouth, MA. Whether you want to brush up on whale facts to impress your friends during a whale watching adventure or you think your whale knowledge will help convince your family to embark on a tour, here are six undeniably amazing facts about whales.

  1. The biggest record blue whale was 30.5 meters long, more than 3.5 times the length of a double-decker bus and as long as a Boeing 737 airplane
  2. The tongue of a blue whale can weigh as much as an elephant, and the heart is about the size of a Volkswagen Beetle
  3. Newborn blue whale calves weigh between 5.5 and 7.3 tons at birth and can triple in size in as little as eight months
  4. Adult sperm whales can dive to depths of 2,000 meters (1.2 miles) and stay submerged for almost two hours on a single breath
  5. Some gray whales migrate between 10,000 and 12,000 miles every year between their winter birthing lagoons in the warm waters of Mexico and their summer feeding grounds in the Arctic
  6. In its lifetime, a gray whale can travel a distance equivalent to the moon and back

If you are as amazed by whales as we are, we’d love to give you a closer look at these magnificent creatures. With Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours in Plymouth, whale sightings are guaranteed. Group rates are available, and we offer free whale watching tours for active military men and women. Call us at (508) 927-5575 to learn more about our whale watching tour schedules and rates.



Whale Watching in Cape Cod

Cape Cod is one of the premier whale watching spots in all of the world. Here all sorts of whale species put on dazzling displays for those lucky enough to see them. Just how close can you get to these amazing creatures on a whale watching tour? And what does it look like to see whales in their natural environment? Watch this video to see what your typical whale watching excursion will entail.

If you’re interested in a whale watching trip in Plymouth, book your adventure with the company that’s been doing it better than anyone for over six decades. As the most experienced and continuously operated whale watch company in Plymouth, we promise an unforgettable experience no other whale watching tour operator can match. In fact, with Captain John whale sightings are guaranteed. Call us at (508) 927-5575 to book your whale watching adventure today.


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