• Fileting Your Freshly Caught Pollock

    One of the best parts of a day of deep sea fishing is coming home and cooking your fresh catch. Pollock is plentiful on Cape Cod fishing charters, so this video will help you prepare your catch so you can enjoy it after your day on the water.

    In this video, you’ll learn how to filet your pollock from start to finish, from removing the filet portion of the fish to removing the small bones that remain so that it is ready to cook. Keep in mind that you will need a very sharp knife for the best results.

    Are you ready to try out your fileting skills? Schedule a deep sea fishing excursion near Plymouth with Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours . Make an appointment for a fishing charter today by calling (508) 927-5575.

  • Planning a Winter Trip to Provincetown

    Although most people think of Provincetown —or P-town—as a top summer destination, there’s a lot to love about making a wintertime trip to this coastal paradise. The crowds are much thinner in the winter, so you get to experience P-town like a local, and while you probably won’t want to take a dip in the water of the area’s renowned beaches, the wintertime seaside scenery has a charm all its own. P-town doesn’t stop having fun when the weather gets cold, so here are some tips for planning your winter trip.

    Take the Fast Ferry

    Year-round, the best way to get to P-town is to board the Provincetown Fast Ferry. The ferry leaves from the State Pier at 77 Water Street in Plymouth at 10 a.m., and the journey takes approximately 90 minutes. The cabin is climate-controlled, so you’ll be comfortable throughout the journey, as you take in the sites along Plymouth Harbor and Cape Cod Bay. A full-service galley is available on board, along with clean restrooms.

    Indulge Your Artistic Side

    Winter is the perfect time to explore all of P-town’s art galleries. As America’s oldest art colony, you’ll always find some new and unique as you visit the local art spaces. Hop from gallery to gallery to see all of the town’s collections, from the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, where you’ll find a variety of fine arts disciplines as well as educational programs, to the White Porch Gallery, where you’ll find traditional and contemporary art from across the world.

    Satisfy Your Taste Buds
    Winter doesn’t slow down the restaurant scene in P-town. Most of the restaurants are locally owned, and you’ll find everything from local seafood to tacos and fine dining and farm-to-table menus. Many restaurants offer wintertime specials, so you can taste the local flavor for less.

    Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours brings P-town to you with our ferry services. You can find out more about our ferry in Plymouth and the rest of our services, including deep sea fishing and whale watching tours, by calling (508) 927-5575.

  • Sailing the Plymouth Harbor on the Pilgrim Belle

    If you want to see Plymouth Harbor the way that the Pilgrims did, then you need to cruise on the Pilgrim Belle. The Pilgrim Belle is a good way to get the lay of the land if it is your first time in Plymouth or a chance to see the area from a new vantage point if you are a regular visitor.

    The Pilgrim Belle is a paddle boat without a conventional propeller, so your cruise will be a step back in time. The Plymouth Harbor is known for its smooth water, since it is protected from the wind, so this is an ideal excursion for people who are hesitant to take part in whale watching or fishing charters. Snacks, beverages, beer, wine, and cocktails are available on the hour-long cruise, so you can sit back and relax as you take in the scenery.

    This Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours cruise leaves from the Mayflower II dock in the heart of Plymouth. To book your tour on the Pilgrim Belle , call us today at (508) 927-5575.