• Why You Should Consider Booking One of Our Charters

    At Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing tours, we can offer a few different kinds of charters. Depending on what you and your family need, you might be interested in a whale watching trip or a deep sea fishing tour. If you’re currently in the planning phase, here’s why you should consider booking one of our charters.

    Seasoned veterans who have been out on whale watching trips before already have an idea of what to look for. If you’ve never been on a whale watching or deep sea fishing trip before, don’t miss the opportunity to go out on a ride with Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours. Our team will do everything it can to make sure you have an enjoying and fulfilling experience out on the water. We are an established company with an experienced crew, so we know where all the best spots are for both whale watching and deep sea fishing.

    If our fishing charters in Plymouth seem like the right choice for you, contact Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours or check out our website. Give us a call at (508) 927-5575 for a quick overview of our deep sea fishing trips.

  • Preventing Seasickness on Your Fishing Cruise

    Any vacation can be spoiled by an unexpected illness, and motion sickness is a common culprit. If you’re planning a deep sea fishing trip with your friends and family, you should know if you’re vulnerable to seasickness or not. Remember to plan in advance if it turns out you are. Continue reading for some tips on preventing seasickness on your fishing cruise.

    Spend Time on Deck

    Motion sickness is probably a more common condition than you think it is. If you’ve never been on a deep sea fishing trip before, you might not even know if you have it or not. In the event that you do start feeling nauseous while you’re on the trip, try to get some fresh air. It helps to see the movement and the boat and the water. This tends to help people center themselves and get their feet under them again.

    Consider Medication

    If you’re the type to get motion sickness on a regular basis, it could help to ask your doctor about seasickness medication before going on a deep sea fishing trip. Everyone has a different sensitivity to this issue—some people get seasick, and others get sick just from being in the car for too long. Your doctor may be able to prescribe you medication before your venture.

    Know What to Eat

    Nausea can strike at just about any time, and it’s always unfortunate when it happens during an exciting event like a deep sea fishing excursion. If you do start feeling nauseous, sometimes it helps to get some food into your stomach. However, you shouldn’t load up on a heavy meal, as intense tastes may exacerbate your symptoms of seasickness. Try sticking to something a little bland, just so your stomach has something to settle it down with.

    Once you learn how to overcome seasickness, you can fully enjoy your time on the ferry in Plymouth. Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours is famous for its exciting humpback whale watching and pollack fishing outings. Browse our website or call us at (508) 927-5575 to get your next vacation started.

  • Get an Up-Close Look at Some Unusual Whale Behavior

    Unless you spend most of your time on a whale watching ferry, you probably wouldn’t even be able to tell the difference between normal and abnormal whale behavior. Getting to see whales up-close in any situation is an exciting experience, so get a glimpse for yourself by watching this video.

    Being able to witness any kind of whale behavior is a treat, but the experience is all the more special when you get to see them act out of character. It’s rare to see orcas and humpbacks in the same area, let alone getting along and playing around each other. You never know what to expect, however, when you’re on a whale watching excursion.

    You can get a closer look than ever by calling Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours at (508) 927-5575 and signing up for a whale watching excursion in Plymouth. Our deep sea fishing and whale watching experiences will give you memories to last a lifetime.

  • A Look at the Whale Watching Rules at Stellwagen Bank

    As exhilarating of an experience as it can be, whale watching needs to be done properly . This means following all of the rules and regulations to keep the whales safe and comfortable while we admire them. Continue reading for a quick look at the whale watching rules at Stellwagen Bank.

    Encountering a Whale

    The point of whale watching is to admire whales in their natural habitat, so it’s important that we don’t disturb them while we look. That’s why captains need to be careful with their speed when they search for active whales to watch. If a whale is spotted one or two miles away, the boat needs to drop its speed to 13 knots at maximum. It’s also important to make gradual moves rather than sudden changes, as changing your speed or direction too rapidly can be disturbing for the marine animals.

    Approaching the Whale

    Once you’re within a mile of the whale you’ve spotted, the boat should be going no faster than 10 knots. As the vessel closes in on the whale closer than half a mile away, speed should be further reduced to 7 knots. If you’re watching a whale that’s not moving, the boat must be going slowly enough that there is no wake. For mobile whales, the vessel should parallel the path of the whales without interfering with their course. 300 to 600 feet away from a whale is called the stand-by zone, and there should never be more than two vessels in the area at the same time. Captains should only spend about 15 minutes in the close approach zone, which is between 100 and 300 feet.

    Leaving the Whale

    All of these conditions apply to the departure of the whale as well. Vessels should end the whale watching trip at least 15 minutes before the sun sets.

    Are you excited to go whale watching for the first time? Call Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours at (508) 927-5575 to book your excursion. Check out our website for a preview of just how fun and exciting humpback whale watching in Plymouth can be.