• A Look at Captain John’s Floating Classroom

    captain john floating classroom plymouth At Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours, we offer guided deep sea fishing and whale watching trips, and also something more. We have outfitted one of our vessels to be a floating classroom, where children or curious learners of all ages can get hands-on experience with marine life while out at sea.

    On board, you will find a tidal pool where we keep species that are benign and fun to interact with, such as sea stars, spider crabs, and sea lettuce. When you charter this vessel, a marine educator will be on board to present a special lesson on aquatic life and marine ecosystems. Combined with a whale watching trip, this is a fantastic way to open children’s eyes to the wonders of life in the ocean.

    With sixty years of experience in the waters of the North Atlantic, Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours is one of the premier fishing charters in Plymouth. For more information on our floating classroom , guided whale watching trips and deep sea fishing excursions, call us today at (508) 927-5587.

  • What Every Angler Should Know About Deep Sea Fishing

    Deep sea fishing trips near Plymouth and Cape Cod are very popular, just as fly fishing trips are popular west of the Mississippi. Though both fly fishing and deep sea fishing are subtypes of angling, the practice of fishing with rods, lines, reels, hooks, and bait or lures, the two activities could hardly be more distinct. Deep sea fishing is a dynamic activity that requires you to sail into the open ocean. Learn more about this type of angling below.

    What Sets Deep Sea Fishing Apart? deep sea fishing cape cod
    For a Midwesterner, fishing might mean sitting in a small wooden boat on a calm lake, letting the line dangle over the side until a trout or a walleye decides to bite. For a Westerner, fishing might mean wading into a mountain river and casting a long line with a hand-tied fly, angling for some type of salmon. But for the fishermen of New England, fishing means sailing a large boat out into the open ocean, where long lines can bring up flounder, pollack, and haddock: deep sea fishing .

    What Gear Do I Need for Deep Sea Fishing?
    Deep sea fishing does not require too many extra items. You won’t need waders like you would for fly fishing, for example, and many Cape Cod charter fishing companies will provide rods, line, bait, and tackle for you to use when you charter a boat with them. Make sure you wear shoes that provide traction (rubber soles are best), sunscreen, and a sun hat. You should also invest in polarized sunglasses to cut the glare from the water. If you are going out for a longer trip, ask the charter company if food is provided, because you may need to pack a lunch for yourself.

    For an unforgettable experience in the waters just off Cape Cod, call Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours today at (508) 927-5587. We have more than six decades of experience running fishing charters near Plymouth .

  • A Look at Whale Behavior

    Deep sea fishing may be the more active pursuit, but a whale watching excursion in Plymouth can still be very exciting. The waters off Cape Cod, especially near the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, offer some of the best whale watching in the country.

    Many species of whales, especially humpback whales, exhibit exciting behaviors such as jumping and tail slapping. To have a look at whale behaviors so you’ll know what to expect on your trip, watch this video.

    Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours provides fishing charters and whale watching tours leaving from Plymouth. Call us at (508) 927-5587 to inquire about charter rates and available dates.