• Meet the Harbor Porpoise!

    Meet the Harbor Porpoise!

    The Atlantic Ocean is home to a variety of whales, many of which you might be able to spot on your next whale watching or deep sea fishing tour. There are also a number of rare mammals that might make a once-in-a-lifetime appearance. The harbor porpoise is one of those majestic creatures!

    Typically spotted in Stellwagen Bank off the coast of Massachusetts, the harbor porpoise (also known as the common porpoise) is characterized by its round, beakless face and small, rounded pectoral fins. The harbor porpoise is usually brown or dark grey on the back, with a light grey belly along the flanks.

    The harbor porpoise is just one of the many whales that live in the Atlantic Ocean, and just one of the many whales that you can see during your Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours excursion . Visit our website to learn more about our whale watching tour, or call us at (508) 746-2643 if you have any questions. 

  • Fascinating Facts about the Humpback Whale

    The humpback whale is one of the most easily recognized whale species on the planet. Known for their magical songs and incredible size, humpback whales are truly one of the most awe-inspiring animals in the sea. When you embark on a whale watching tour, you will get a rare opportunity to be within feet of these graceful mammals. If you want to impress your family and friends during the whale watching cruise, memorize these fascinating facts about the humpback whale. 

    Fascinating Facts about the Humpback Whale

    Diet and Feeding Habits

    Adult humpback whales can measure between 40 and 50 feet and weigh up to 40 tons! If you guessed that these giant whales eat a lot, you guessed right. Each humpback whale eats more than one tone of food a day. The humpback whale’s diet consists of krill (small, shrimp-like crustaceans) and various kinds of small fish. Humpbacks feed by circling around schools of krill or fish and making a cylindrical net of bubbles. The whales then swim into the concentrated cloud of food with mouths wide open.

    Swimming and Diving

    Although humpback whales are not known for their speed (they typically swim between three and nine miles per hour), they can reach speeds up to 16.5 mph in bursts when in danger. When feeding, humpbacks travel at speeds below three mph. Humpback whales can dive for up to 30 minutes, but they usually dive for 15 minutes at a time. Humpbacks can dive to depths up to 700 feet.

    Whale Songs

    Perhaps the most interesting fact about the humpback whale is also their most mysterious. The song of the humpback can be heard up to 20 miles away, and a typical song last for 10 to 20 minutes. Each whale song changes gradually from year to year, and it is the males that do most of the singing. This has led scientists to believe that these complex songs are a part of the whale’s mating behavior.

    Now that you armed with some fun facts about humpback whales, catch the next boat out of Plymouth Harbor and cruise alongside these majestic creatures. Captain John Whale Watching and Fishing Tours guarantees whale sightings, and our tours last between 3.5 and 4.5 hours. Contact us online or call (508) 746-2643 to learn more about or whale watching tours

  • Experiencing the Majesty of Whales

    Despite their size, humpback whales are one of the most athletic mammals in the ocean—at least you’d think so by the way they propel their body out of the water. Jumping that high is no easy task when you’re over 40 feet long and weigh more than a ton, but the humpback whale makes it look easy. To see the glorious humpback whale in action, check out this short video clip that was shot nearby off the coast of Massachusetts.

    This is a great video, but it doesn’t compare to the majesty and amazement of seeing humpback whales in real life. Fortunately, Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours can help your dreams come true. We offer whale watching excursions off the coast of Massachusetts, and we guarantee a whale sighting during your trip. To learn more about our whale watching tours , contact us online or call us today at (508) 746-2643. 

  • Special Occasion on the Horizon? Celebrate with a Private Fishing Charter!

    Do you have an event to plan or a party to throw? Make it a memorable one by scheduling a private fishing charter or special cruise on Cape Cod. Read on to find out more about the events that Captain John Whale Watching & Fish Tours has catered to.


    Bachelor Parties

    If you are appointed to be the best man in your friend’s wedding, it is your responsibility to throw the bachelor party . But a bachelor party need not be your stereotypical night out. Why not make it a classy affair, instead? We offer charters for both day and night, and have years of experience serving bachelor parties.


    Do you have a milestone birthday coming up? If so, nothing will help you remember the occasion more fondly than a private boat charter. Invite your friends and family to enjoy a day or night on the Cape, complete with good food, fishing, or even whale watching.

    Corporate Events

    Are you ready to treat your employees to a relaxing day or night on Cape Cod? Opt for a private boat charter to demonstrate your gratitude towards your employees. We have catered to many a corporate event, and can personalize your party based on budget, size, and personal preference.


    To ensure that your fundraiser is a success, you should show the invitees the best time possible. With a private fishing charter, your guests will get a superb view of Cape Cod. They will have an excellent memory of the success of your fundraiser, which is helpful if you plan to organize more of them.

    Special Reunion

    With room for up to 250 people, our private fishing charters on Cape Cod are one of the best possible locations for a family or class reunion, or for an activity following a reunion. We welcome DJs, karaoke, and bands.

    Offering full-day and half-day charters, Captain John Whale Watching & Fish Tours of Plymouth, MA is your source for a party or event to remember. Call us at (508) 746-2643 or visit our website to learn more about our boat charters .