• Fish You Can Catch on a Deep Sea Fishing Trip

    You may think you’re an experienced fisherman—but if you haven’t gone deep sea fishing, you haven’t gone fishing. You never can tell quite what you’ll come home with when you head out on a fishing excursion in Massachusetts, but here are just some of the fish you might catch.

    Deep Sea Fishing


    The bluefish is an aggressive fish that can swim extremely fast. A born predator, the bluefish can gorge itself on entire schools of fish—and it’s even been known to snap its jaws at humans! It’s a popular food fish, and smoked bluefish is particularly prized among connoisseurs of fine seafood. For decades, the bluefish population was dangerously low due to overfishing, but their numbers have increased in recent years.

    Atlantic Cod

    This massive fish can grow up to 200 pounds and may live up to 25 years. A staple catch of Atlantic fishermen for centuries, the Atlantic cod is easily recognizable for the whisker-like formation on its chin—known as a barbell—and for its handsome greenish-gray color.


    These fish are famous for their distinctive markings, notably a black mark near its fin that resembles a thumbprint. Haddock can weigh up to 37 pounds, and they tend to swim in deeper waters as they grow older. Their flesh is flaky and firm, and they are a popular choice for fried fish and chips.

    You’ll never forget what it’s like to catch fish with Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours . You can learn more about our deep sea fishing tours by visiting our website, and you can call (508) 746-2643 to ask about whale watching tours and our other exciting sea journeys.

  • Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours on the News!

    Interested in learning more about Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours and what we do? Check us out on PCN PACTV Community News! They interviewed our own Captain Bob and took a tour to see what we’re all about. We are so excited that they were able to come out and see some whales on one of our tours!

    For more information on our whale watching & fishing tours, visit our website, or call us at (508) 746-2643.

  • Decoding Dolphin Communication

    When you watch a group of dolphins interact, you may wonder whether they are “talking” to each other. In fact, they are—but in a way that has taken researchers years to begin to understand. Dolphins use sounds such as clicks and whistles to communicate with each other, which allows them to coordinate their movements when they hunt. Many of the behaviors that humans interpret as merely cute or playful—such as shaking their heads or blowing bubbles—are actually ways in which dolphins express anger or irritation to each other. To learn more about dolphin behavior, watch this informative video.

    Would you like to see dolphins and other sea creatures in action? Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours is your best bet for whale watching and deep sea fishing tours in Plymouth, Massachusetts. For more details about our whale watching tours , call us today at (508) 746-2643 or visit our website.

  • Understanding the Migratory Patterns of Whales

    Migration is a term that describes the movement of animals during certain seasons. Each year, many whale species migrate hundreds of miles between their seasonal feeding and breeding areas. The Massachusetts coastal waters are one of the prime feeding grounds for many species of whales during their seasonal migration. Here is an in depth look at the migratory patterns of whales:



    Whale Migration Patterns

    While each species of whale has its own unique migration path, there are certain whale migration patterns that are observed across species. Typically, whales are found in colder ocean areas during the summer months. During these times, the whales are feeding and storing up energy for their long ocean voyage. In the winter, many whales migrate to warm ocean areas, which provide a comfortable and protected place to give birth and begin raising their young.

    Whale Migration Exceptions

    There are some exceptions to the migration pattern of certain whale groups. Whales that are too young to bear offspring typically do not travel to the winter breeding grounds. These juveniles remain in the feeding grounds, where they hunt for food during the winter months.

    Path of Whale Migrations

    The Gray Whale has the longest known typical migration path of any whale. These amazing creatures travel up to 12,000 miles between Baja California and the Bering Strait each year. Some whale species prefer to migrate close to shore, while others travel far out in the ocean. Scientists are still discovering more about the migration paths of certain whale species.

    At Captain John Whale Watching and Fishing Tours , we offer unforgettable encounters with whales off of the coast of Massachusetts. Our team of expert whale biologists will provide you with valuable insight into the life and patterns of the whales that you view on our whale watching tours. With trips leaving from Plymouth, MA in Cape Cod, we are conveniently located to provide you with a fantastic whale watching experience. For more information, visit our website or call us at (508) 746-2643.

  • Massachusetts Named Among Best Whale Watching Destinations in the World

    Boats at Plymouth

    If you are seeking a once-in-a-lifetime whale watching experience, look no further than the coastal waters of Massachusetts. In the Atlantic Ocean off of Cape Cod, visitors have reported more whale sightings than nearly any other whale watching destination in the world. When you head out on a whale watching trip in Massachusetts , you will have the opportunity to view a wide variety of whale species, including humpback whales, minke whales, finback whales, and pilot whales. Whale watchers in the Massachusetts area have reported an incredible 99 percent success rate during the peak spring and summer viewing seasons. 

    For a truly world-class whale watching experience, contact Captain John Whale Watching Tours . Our trips leave from Plymouth and Cape Cod, and we travel through the prime whale watching areas in Massachusetts. Call us at (508) 746-2643 or visit our website for more information about our whale watching tours.