• Can You Buy Food and Drinks on a Deep-Sea Fishing Trip?

    Deep sea fishing trips can last anywhere from four to 14 hours, so many people have questions about eating and drinking on board. Captain John Boats has everything you will need for a comfortable and enjoyable time on the water, including a full-service galley.

    In our full-service galley, you’ll find a selection of hot and cold drinks, hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, and snacks. Alcoholic beverages are also available to purchase. You can also carry food and non-alcoholic beverages on board with you, though state law prohibits anyone from bringing alcoholic beverages on the boat. The galley only accepts cash when we are out on the water, so remember to visit the ATM before you board.

    Captain John Boats offers a variety of deep sea fishing excursions for first-timers and experienced fishers alike. Contact us today by calling (508) 927-5575 to learn more about deep sea fishing and fishing charters in Plymouth.

  • Planning an Autumn Trip to P-Town

    Although summer is the most popular time for people to visit Provincetown, autumn is actually the perfect time to tour the coastal village. There is still bright sunshine and warm days and plenty to explore in P-town for fall visitors. The P-town ferry from Plymouth still gets you to the dock in half the time it would take to drive, so you get more time to enjoy everything P-town has to offer. These tips will help you plan your autumn journey.

    Dress in Layers

    The weather is highly changeable during the autumn, with chilly mornings and evenings and warm, sunny days. To be ready for the fluctuating temperatures, dress in layers. You may need a jacket or sweater for your ferry trip and the start and end of your day that you can remove so you can walk around in a light shirt or short sleeves. Layers will let you stay comfortable no matter what the weather decides to do.

    Rent a Bike

    P-town is very walkable, and there are cabs and shuttles available, but the best way to see the town at any time of year is to rent a bike. With a bike, you will be able to cover a lot of ground without waiting for public transportation, and you’ll get to explore at your own pace. There are multiple places around town that rent bikes, so it’s easy to pick one up and go.

    Hit the Beach

    Although you will want to save time for the art walk and to explore the local bookshops with on-season hot cider, don’t forget to visit the beach. It likely won’t be warm enough to swim, but fall is the perfect time for a brisk stroll by the water with beautiful views.

    Captain John Boats’ Plymouth to P-town ferry saves you from the stress of traffic and parking and gives you more time to explore P-town at your leisure. For more information about the ferry from Plymouth, call (508) 927-5575.

  • Catch a Glimpse of Killer Whales at Play

    The sight of whales in their natural habitat is not just thrilling to people on their first whale watching trip. Even experienced marine biologists can’t contain their excitement when they come across these massive creatures in the wild.

    You can see that excitement in this video, when a team of marine biologists encounters killer whales in a location in which they had never been seen previously. You can expect that same level of fascination when you see your first whale on a whale watching tour.

    At Captain John Boats, the waters we tour are home to humpback, finback, minke, and right whales, and the fast majority of our whale watching trips end with an encounter. You can find out more about whale watching in Plymouth by calling (508) 927-5575.

  • Dressing for Cooler Weather on a Whale Watching Trip

    When you go on a whale watching trip, you can always expect temperatures on the water to be cooler than they are on dry land. This effect can be intensified when the seasons change and the weather is cooler overall. The good news is that that doesn’t mean that you have to limit your whale watching trips to summer. By dressing the right way, you can stay comfortable on the boat so that you can focus on watching the whales in their natural habitat. Keep these tips in mind as you prepare for your whale watching trip.

    Layers are your friends.

    At any time of year, but especially in cooler weather, dressing in layers for a boat journey is the best way to stay comfortable. Instead of wearing all winter clothing or all summer clothing, wear a sweater and jacket over a lighter shirt and pants over shorts. You can also opt to wear nylon pants with zippers around the knees that allow the bottoms to be removed to turn them into shorts. Layers let you adjust your clothing to suit changing conditions, so you’re never too hot or too cold to enjoy the trip.

    The weather forecast is a good starting point.

    Early fall and spring weather is unpredictable. Some days are hotter than expected, while other days can be freezing. Checking the weather forecast on the morning of your whale watching tour is a good starting point for getting dressed. You may learn that the day is going to be so cold that you need long johns under your clothes or that it is expected to be unseasonably warm, so you should dress for summer. Don’t forget to focus on the marine forecast instead of the in-town predictions, so you know what to expect on the water.

    Hats and gloves are a must.

    When the weather is cool, you’ll be happy to have a hat and some gloves for your time on the boat. Cold hands will keep you trapped inside the cabin trying to get warm, so gloves will give you more time outside to spot the whales. A hat will keep you warm and protect you from the beating sun.

    Captain John Boats is happy to answer all of your questions about whale watching in Plymouth. Call us today at (508) 927-5575 for more information or to reserve a tour.