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Capt. Bill & Sons Whale Watch

24 Harbor Loop, Gloucester

Whale-Watching Excursion for One or Two from Capt. Bill and Sons Whale Watch (Up to 41% Off)

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A family of experts shares tips on spotting humpback and minke whales—as well as dolphins and seals—during three- to four-hour outings

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Jennifertop reviewer
11 ratings8 reviews1 photos
October 3, 2018
Capt. Bill & Sons never disappoints! This is our 6th year going. We had great sightings of dolphins, harbor seals & humpback whales. Crew is great too!
2 ratings1 reviews
October 1, 2018
Excellent . They followed whales and dolphins excellently with out disturbing them .
Mariahelpful reviewer
3 ratings3 reviews
September 25, 2018
boat got super rocky because of the waves but the captain and staff were great in directing us to see the whales, was able to see many and despite the motion sickness I got, totally worth it!
4 ratings3 reviews
August 29, 2018
Excellent experience!
16 ratings3 reviews
July 16, 2018
Its worth taking the trip. Crew has immense knowledge. They make sure that you get to see whales as many as possible.
5 ratings4 reviews
January 6, 2018
Great experience
3 ratings2 reviews
November 26, 2017
It was our first time and was a great experience, we saw the whales around half an hour, and then we saw a lot of dolphin families jumping around. It was amazing. And our speaker is very knowledgeable. The only thing is, make sure you wear a big coat or jacket to keep warm. I was so freezing, stayed indoor most of the time which was a bit wasting. Overall highly recommended.
2 ratings2 reviews
November 21, 2017
Great experience! Only saw one whale early on but it was late in the season. Did see many dolphins however and that was amazing! Our captain and crew were very informative and tried very hard to find more whales.Would definitely bring a lunch next time.
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About This Deal

Choose Between Two Options

  • $29 for a whale-watching excursion for one ($48 value)
  • $56.50 for a whale-watching excursion for two ($96 value)
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Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 27, 2017. Amount paid never expires. Subject to weather. Subject to availability. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). Limit 4 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. 2017 season ending October 28, 2017. Reservations for 2017 season accepted starting in April. Tours begin in May. Reservation required via phone. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Capt. Bill and Sons Whale Watch

Capt. Bill and Sons Whale Watch started more than 50 years ago, but the late Captain Bill Cunningham can't take full credit for his business' creation. In many ways, the whales themselves founded the company, though they still made Bill do all of the paperwork. Capt. Bill and Sons originally chartered deep sea fishing trips, but the anglers would often get distracted when a humpback or minke whale breached the surface. Seeing how the majestic mammals awed his passengers, the company decided to stow its fishing rods and set out on whale-watching tours instead.

Today, the Capt. Bill and Sons team—which includes son Marc—welcome whale-watchers aboard their two-tiered ship, the Miss Cape Ann. Once they head out into the water, the experts share tips on spotting whales and insights into the animals' behavior, biology, and social structure. Passengers should look sharp for other species as well, as the waters around Stellwagen Bank and Jeffreys Ledge are also home to Atlantic white-sided dolphins and harbor seals.