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Whale Watching Tours in Plymouth

Special Excursion in Massachusetts

When you have guests or relatives in town and are looking for fun activities, or you yourself are in Plymouth for a visit, consider a whale watching tour from Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours. For more than six decades, our knowledgeable guides have been taking customers like you on an exciting experience in Cape Cod Bay and Stellwagen Bank. You are likely to see a variety of whales during your trip, including: Finback whales, Pilot whales, Right whales, Minke whales, and Humpback whales.

Our whale watching tours have been said to be:

  • Educational
  • Thrilling
  • Interesting
  • Professional

We would be happy to offer you more information when you contact us today. If you have a large group, we may be able to offer you a group rate. Give Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours a call at (508) 746-2643 today to learn more!


Whale Watching

Whales are the largest mammals on Earth, and yet most people on the planet haven’t seen them. If you’d like to catch a glimpse of these majestic animals, you need to spend some time on the ocean with a crew that knows what they’re doing. Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours leads whale watching adventures from Plymouth between the months of April and November. We know where the whales like to go in Massachusetts Bay, and we’ll be happy to take you there.

Whale Species

There isn’t just one whale species swimming in Massachusetts Bay, but several. Here are a few of the whale species you are likely to see on a whale watching tour with Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours.

  • Humpback Whales: Humpback whales, so named for their unusual body shape, can grow up to 50 feet in length. These whales are especially dramatic breachers—they sometimes bring their entire bodies out of the water when coming to the surface.
  • Finback Whales: When it comes to animal size, finback whales are second only to blue whales. These whales can grow to almost 90 feet in length, and have a slightly more slender build than humpback whales.
  • Pilot Whales: With a maximum length of about 22 feet, pilot whales are among the smallest whales you’re likely to see on your whale watching tour. These oceanic dolphins are known for their bulbous heads.
  • Right Whales: Like humpback and finback whales, right whales have baleen, or mouth bristles designed to catch food in the water. These whales grow up to 60 feet long, and tend to have patches of rough skin on their heads.

Group Whale Watching

Whale watching is always more fun when you can share the experience with others. The next time you’re planning a group outing, consider taking advantage of our group whale watching rates.

  • School Groups: We offer a unique learning experience for children from Plymouth and elsewhere in Southern Massachusetts. Our expert guides regularly teach classes on vessel safety, marine mammals, marine knots, and other exciting subjects.
  • Tour Groups: No private group is too small or too large. If you wish to view the whales with a group of your closest friends and family members, we’ll gladly accommodate you.

Whale watching is an incredible experience that everyone should have at least once in their lives. Whether you’re planning a school field trip or an outing with your family, you’ll love going on a whale watching expedition with Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours.