$19 for One Ticket to Cap’n Fish’s Whale-Watching Cruise (Up to $38 Value)

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In a Nutshell

  • 360-degree, open-air decks
  • Temperature-controlled cabin
  • Whale & wildlife guides
  • Rain check if no whale sighting

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Promotional value expires Oct 10, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Subject to weather. Not valid for 1:30PM tours from 7/3/11-9/3/11. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Whale songs, known for their haunting beauty, are sung to convey each gentle giant's most prevalent emotion, sorrow at its daily lack of hugs. Use your eyes to embrace the kings of the sea with today's Groupon: for $19, you get one ticket to a three-hour whale-watching cruise from Cap'n Fish's in Boothbay Harbor (up to a $38 value). Children 5 and younger are free.

Three generations of Fish family seafarers have imbued Cap'n Fish's tours with unparalleled whale-finding experience. The 78- to 100-foot-long vessels ferry marine-mammal lovers from the coast of Boothbay Harbor, utilizing GPS, a 48-mile radar, and a staff of spies to intercept invitations to whale dance parties. During voyages, nautical narrators expertly describe the local marine life and birds sighted from the 360-degree decks. Aquaphobic witches and precipitation-eschewing patrons can enjoy the view from the temperature-controlled salon, enjoying ocean vistas while noshing on an array of snacks and beverages of all potencies, although food and drink are not included in the Groupon value.

Cap’n Fish’s boasted a 98% success rate in 2009 of sighting whales and acquiring their autographs, letting land folk experience nature's gentlest giants. If shy sea creatures don't cross the boat's path, guests receive a rain check good for another whale watch or a trip on any other Cap'n Fish's cruise.

Groupons can be redeemed for noon trips on Saturdays and 12:30 p.m. trips on Sundays until June 12. From June 13 to July 2, Groupons can be redeemed for noon trips on Monday–Saturday, and 12:30 trips on Sundays. From July 3 to September 3, Groupons can be redeemed for 9:30 a.m. trips only. Call ahead to make a reservation.

Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch

Whale watching was a relatively new concept when John Fish's grandfather started giving tours. "We kind of originated it," Mr. Fish says. "Thirty years ago we were the only ones doing whale watching." As the company became more successful over the years, additional captains were brought on to cover the demand. Today, these crews continue to ferry groups into the habitats of several whale species, including humpback whales and sperm whales. Though the whales seen along Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch's journeys still breach and refuse to sign autographs, other things have changed over the years. Below deck, the current fleet's engines work to reduce emissions and provide a fume-free experience. Above deck, 360-degree viewing decks and modern technology help bring whales into sight. Onboard computers display large maps of where the aquatic mammals are known to swim, and GPS systems reroute boats around mermen constructing new reefs. In addition to illuminating the behavior of whales for passengers, the crew's wildlife experts point passengers toward other animals they spot along the way, such as white-sided dolphins and harbor seals. Though some variables are beyond their control, the crew members almost always spot whales and boasted a 98% success rate in 2009.

Customer Reviews

Fabulous trip! The boat was luxurious & the sightings were many. A wonderful young marine biologist offering great information about our beautiful oceans. Perfect day!
DeborahMcCoy · September 27, 2013
The crew were pleasant and knowledgeable. Their guarantee policy was real.
Linda F. · October 3, 2012
Everyone there was very friendly and informative. Although we did not see any whales we can come back to try again. Great experience!
Melody F. · September 29, 2012
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