• An Angler’s Guide to Cape Cod Fishing | Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours

    If sport fishing is your passion, then a fishing tour off Cape Cod is a bucket list must. During the fishing season, the waters around the Cape are teeming with bass, tuna, and other prime game fish.

    Man in boat deep sea fishing, Cabo San Lucas.

    To find out more about what you can expect from fishing near Cape Cod, when the best time to fish is, and how to utilize your angling time in the area, continue reading:

    Game Fishing: A Cape Cod Tradition

    Long before white settlers first set foot on North American soil, the waters near present-day Cape Cod served as a primary food source for the region’s native populations. Later settlers to the region continued to derive much of what was served at the dinner table from the Cape’s waters. Shortly after the Civil War, word of Cape Cod’s beauty spread—and with it, news of the fishing opportunities the waters held. Today, Cape Cod is world-renowned for its game fishing.

    Fish to Look Out For

    • Bluefin Tuna: Anglers around the world hear stories of the larger-than-human Bluefin tuna that can be found off of Cape Cod. While these fish are less common than they once were, game fishers still have a decent chance of spotting and catching a Bluefin, especially if they charter a boat.
    • Cod: Not surprisingly, there is no shortage of cod in the Cape’s waters.
    • Haddock: A popular delicacy throughout New England, haddock is another species of fish that draws anglers to Cape Cod.

    When to Fish

    The Cape Cod fishing season starts in late April and runs through October. During this time, a number of fishing tour operators charter boats for private fishing outings. Because the local captains know the waters well, this is the best way for most visitors to improve their likelihood of making a big catch.

    If you are looking to charter a boat for the Cape Cod fishing trip of a lifetime, contact Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours today. Call (508) 746-2646 to find out more about how we can meet your fishing desires!

  • 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