Captain John Boats, Plymouth

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  • Today we decided to go whale watching. Something we have never done. We booked Capt John's by phone just to be sure we could make the 2 PM boat. We arrived and we're greeted by great staff. I could te...  more »
  • Crew worked hard to get the best views of the whales. Saw several on the afternoon trip. Awe inspiring to watch. Looking forward to going later on in the season when more whales show up.  more »
  • Been going on whale watches every year for the past 18 years out of Gloucester. On every trip we have seen the most amazing whales & behaviors. The whale gods must have been upset that I deviated from...  more »
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  • Had a great time, staff was very friendly. I suggest sitting on the top deck on the side. It gets windy but the captain will lower the rope and let you walk in front of his cabin to get a nice overhead view once they reach the whales. One of the whales came up close to the side of the boat which was amazing to see right in front of me. Beautiful animals.
  • We were a large group. Booked a morning fishing trip. It was suppose to be a 4 hour fishing trip. It end up to being 30 minutes fishing and the rest is just going back and forth. The captain initially stopped in a spot where we were actually catching some fish then in 15 minutes he moved the boat to a different location where no one on the entire boat was able to catch any thing. Not sure if did that on purpose or he was just inexperience with the fishing spots. The staff was friendly though. Last year we took a fishing boat from Hyanis and we had a much better experience. No time was wasted in traveling and the captain landed in one spot and it was the perfect spot. Comparing both experiences I would never recommend Captain John’s boat for fishing ever.
  • The website says the boat tours last 4 hours. We settled in for what we thought would be a long relaxing ride. After some great whale sightings—about 2 1/2 hrs into the tour—they gave us a 30 second warning before taking off at full speed for the pier. I got soaked just trying to get my sleeping child inside. We lost a book and a stuffed animal from the wind before making it into the cabin wet. We made it back to the pier in just under 3 hrs total feeling stressed and disappointed. The Naturalist on board was great, the whales were amazing but the ride was very short of what was promised and wasn’t safe for young children.
  • Had a great experience with my family on Sunday July 1 in the morning. We saw several species of whales and several individuals of each species. The crew was very attentive and information and had lots of learning materials about the various whales we might see. They also provided a lot of historical information about Plymouth and the waters surrounding Plymouth. Will definitely consider doing this again in the future!
  • Captain and crew were friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. Clean boat, equipment was well maintained. Conveniently located in downtown Plymouth, there is a paid parking lot directly across the street. We did get quite a good catch, so an altogether pleasant day. Thank you to the captain and crew.
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