• Making the Most of Your Captain John Whale Watching Excursion

    There are a lot of life experiences you’ll never forget, and being within feet of some of the most rate mammals in the world is definitely one of them. Departing from Plymouth Harbor, Captain John Whale Watching Tours give you the chance to experience breathtaking sights that you will never forget. We are so confident in our guides that we guarantee a sighting. Good luck finding another whale watching tour that can say the same. To help you have the best experience, here are a few tips for making the most of your Captain Job Whale Watching excursion. 

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    Stay Warm and Comfortable

    The waters off the coast of Massachusetts can be very cold this time of year, so dress in layers and think about wearing a waterproof jacket or poncho over your clothes to stay dry. If you are a first time whale watcher, you should bring along motion sickness medication in case the choppy waves start to get to you. The last thing you want is to be stuck in the bathroom while everyone else is viewing the great humpback whale.

    Don’t Forget the Sunblock

    Water reflects and magnifies the sun’s rays, so bring plenty of sunscreen on your whale watching excursion, even on cold and overcast days. Without protection, you run the risk of getting severely sunburned during a three to five hour tour.

    Conserve Your Film

    Next to sunblock and warm clothes, a camera is the most important thing to bring on your whale watching tour. You will have plenty of stories to tell your family and friends once the boat returns to the dock, but nothing tells the story like a breathtaking photo or two. If you have a film camera, don’t use all of your film on far-away whales. Patience is a virtue when whale watching , so wait until you are close to these magnificent creatures to snap some unbelievable photos.

    If you want to see the majestic humpback whale up close and personal , Captain John Whale Watching Tours guarantees whale sightings. Visit our website to purchase your whale watching tour ticket online, or call us at (508) 746-2643 if you have any questions about our excursions off the coast of Plymouth, MA.

  • Deep Sea Fishing: What You Need to Bring

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    When you embark on a guided deep-sea fishing tour, the objective is to have an unforgettable time. To make sure that you get the most enjoyment from your trip, we’ve compiled a list of things that you should bring so you don’t worry about forgetting anything the day of your cruise.

    • Dress in layers or bring an extra jacket or sweater to keep warm.
    • Bring plenty of sunscreen and some sort of hat to keep the sun out of your eyes.
    • You should also remember to bring a camera to document your deep-sea fishing tour.

    That’s about it! You don’t need any fishing experience or equipment to fish with Captain John Boats. We have everything you need for an unforgettable deep-sea fishing tour. We even carry extra film onboard in case you run out. Contact us online or call us at (508) 746-2643 to book your deep-sea fishing tour with Captain John Boats

  • Whale Watching FAQs

    Few things are as unforgettable as seeing a whale in its natural habitat. Captain John provides unforgettable whale watching opportunities off the coast of Massachusetts so you can see these graceful giants in their element. If you are planning a whale watching trip with friends or family, this list of frequently asked questions may help you plan an unforgettable experience. 

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    How Long is the Tour?

    Depending on the time of the year and the location of the whales , the average whale watching cruise is 3.5 to 4.5 hours long. After departing from Plymouth, you will be taken around Cape Code Bay and to the feeding ground of Stellwagen Bank to see the whales.

    What Kinds of Whales Will I See?

    Every whale watching cruise is different, so there is no way to tell for sure which whales you will see on your trip. Cape Code Bay and Stellwagen Bank is home to many different kinds of whales, including Humpback, Finbacks, Minke whales, and even the occasional Northern Right Whale. You may also see dolphins, harbor porpoises, tuna, and even sharks on your cruise.

    How Comfortable are the Boats?                                                          

    Captain John Boats offers some of the most comfortable whale watching tours in MA. Each boat is equipped with a full galley serving hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza, and a variety of other items. We have alcoholic beverage available for passengers 21 years or older, and each boat is equipped with clean restrooms.

    What Should I Bring?

    There are a few items you should plan to bring if you want to have the best whale watching experience possible. Pack a jacket or sweatshirt in case you get cold, and bring plenty of sunscreen for you and your family. You may also want to bring a camera and a good pair of binoculars to get a detailed look at the whales we encounter.

    Since 1977, Captain John Boats has a 99% success rate for seeing whales. In the even that we don’t see a whale during your cruise, you will be given a pass to come again for free. Visit our website to learn more about our whale watching tours, or call us at (508) 746-2643 to book your reservation. 

  • Whale Watching with Captain John Tours

    There are plenty of sea life parks on the East Coast, but nothing compares to seeing a whale swim in the ocean. At Captain John Whale Watching Tours, we guarantee a whale sighting or you’re the next trip is on us. Watch this video to see what it’s like to go whale watching with Captain John Boats. Although we can’t always promise we’ll get this close to the ocean’s majestic giants, you can see what an amazing experience awaits you with Captain John Tours.

    If you want to ride alongside giant whales, contact Captain John Boats today. We offer whale watching tours year round, and we can accommodate groups of any size. To learn more about our whale watching tour rates, visit our website or call us at (508) 746-2643.