• Look at the Record Number of Whales in Cape Cod

    In April 2017, Cape Cod saw a record number of endangered Northern Atlantic Right Whales swimming in the harbor. Whale watching enthusiasts, tourists, and locals were all granted a once-in-a-lifetime show for several weeks while the whales swam through the harbor. Continue reading to learn more about this amazing sight.

    As seen in the short video, this rare and record-breaking sight is a great boon for whale watchers and scientists around the world, because it offers a unique opportunity to study these endangered whales. Over a hundred of these whales—about one-fifth of the entire population—were spotted in one day, and they continued to be spotted for weeks afterward.

    Experience moments like these and so much more while whale watching with Captain John Boats. We also offer fishing charters, deep sea fishing excursions, and humpback whale watching in Plymouth . Please call us at (508) 927-5575 for more information.

  • Look at These Rare Fish Swimming Around P-Town’s Harbor

    If you are leaving on the P-Town Fast Ferry or starting out on a deep sea fishing tour, then keep an eye out for rare fish you may not see anywhere else. Black sea bass, Atlantic sturgeon, and shortnose sturgeon are just a few rare fish that might be hiding along Cape Cod’s coast. Read on for a better look at these rarely-seen fish.

    • Black sea bass are commonly found south of Cape Cod. However, these fish are migratory and will often arrive in Cape Cod during late spring.
    • Atlantic sturgeon will spawn in freshwater. However, they will spend most of their lives in coastal habitats.
    • Shortnose sturgeon are often confused with Atlantic sturgeon, though its mouth is much wider than the Atlantic species. Shortnose also spawn in freshwater, but they can be found in saltwater habitats during the winter.

    See these amazing fish and so much more when you choose Captain John Boats. We run fishing charters, whale watching excursions, and the P-Town Fast Ferry in Plymouth. We are available to answer your questions and make reservations at (508) 927-5575.

  • What Are the Most Important Items to Bring on the Open Sea?

    When you are going deep sea fishing or whale watching, there are certain items you need to keep yourself safe on the water. Water bottles, sun protection, and any required medications should be with you throughout your entire deep sea fishing trip. Here is a list of the most important items you will need while out on the open sea:

    Required Medications

    If you have certain medications that require you to take them during your deep sea fishing excursion, then make sure these are on you at all times. Consider setting an alarm on your phone or watch to remind you when to take your medication, because time can pass quickly while having fun on the open sea . If you experience seasickness or motion sickness, then bring the proper medications or products to prevent sickness.

    Smart Clothing

    Wear clothing that is okay to get wet, stained, or dirty. Choose sturdy shoes that will not slip on a wet boat deck and will support you for several hours of standing. Bring layers of clothing as well, because the wind may pick up and temperatures may drop the farther out your fishing charter travels.

    Sun Protection

    Keep your skin and eyes protected from sun damage while deep sea fishing. The sun will reflect off of the water, and you may have a bad sunburn or heat exhaustion at the end of your trip. Wear a light, long-sleeved shirt to protect your arms and shoulders. Wear a hat and sunglasses to protect your head and eyes. Put sunscreen on your face and any exposed skin.

    Water Bottle

    It is extremely important to stay hydrated while out on the open sea. The wind and saltwater can cause you to dehydrate quicker, so keep a refillable water bottle with you at all times.

    Choose Captain John Boats for your deep sea fishing near Plymouth. We run fishing charters and whale watching tours on a daily basis, and our crew is the best on the ocean. Please call us at (508) 927-5575 to reserve a charter.