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Capt. Bill & Sons Whale Watch

24 Harbor Loop, Gloucester

Whale Watch for One or Two at Capt. Bill & Sons Whale Watch

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Professional, well established, and family-owned local whale watch adventure company offers tickets both for individuals and groups alike

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AvijitTOP REVIEWERHELPFUL REVIEWER
7 ratings7 reviews
December 29, 2019
They are really good and help full . Mid size boat which will help. You can see approx 3-4 whale.
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JudithTOP REVIEWER
15 ratings13 reviews
December 31, 2018
Spectacular! This was our second - and far from last - trip with Captain Bill's. As a veteran whale watcher - formerly many years in Provincetown - I understand that results cannot be guaranteed, and that we got lucky with the critters that showed up. But the guide was so knowledgeable, and so amenable to answering questions, that she enhanced what was already a great day on the water. We'll be back next spring!
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Brandy
5 ratings3 reviews
November 19, 2018
I loved this! Originally bought for my husband on our anniversary trip. I am terrified of water, sea was choppy that day, bought wrist bands and took the dramamine and was fine. Very nice knowledgeable crew. Saw whales! Also won the free ticket! Thank you! Cant wait to come back.
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Laura
1 ratings1 reviews
November 8, 2018
The Captain Bill & Sons Whale Watch was a ton of fun! It is a bit long, just about 4 hours but they do a great job on the way out to provide some whale facts. They also do a good job at pointing out what you're watching and try searching different areas so you can view different species. The way back is a little quiet and can get chilly so definitely bring a coat or sweatshirt! Also do not forget to bring quaters/change to pay to park. The closest lot is a small lot and requires coins. I would suggest paying for 5-5 1/2 hours to be safe and add more coins on the way to eat if you are grabbing dinner in the area. There are multiple places to eat in walking distance, and the bar where they filmed A Perfect Storm is 1 mile or 2 down the street to grab a drink before you leave!
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Clelia
1 ratings1 reviews
November 10, 2018
It was a great experience, the lady researcher on the boat was excellent and very knowledgeable about whales. And we were lucky enough to see some whales!
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ArleneTOP REVIEWER
8 ratings5 reviews
November 1, 2018
With Captain Bill & Sons, I always have a whale of a time!!! The crew are friendly and knowledgeable. I have been going on whales with this company for 10 years and have ALWAYS seen multiple whales! I bring a different friend each time to hook them on protecting whales!
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PHILIP
3 ratings3 reviews
October 31, 2018
Very pleasant staff. Saw plenty of whales
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DeniseTOP REVIEWER
9 ratings5 reviews
October 29, 2018
We have been out on Capt Bill and Sons Whale Watch 4 times now. We have never been disappointed. Love this trip.
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  • Whale Watch for One
  • Whale Watch for Two

Need To Know

Promotional value expires Oct 31, 2018. Amount paid never expires. Reservations accepted starting in April. Tours begin in May. Phone reservations only. Reservation required. Subject to availability. Subject to weather. Limit 4 per person, may buy 4 additional as gift(s). Valid only for option purchased. 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.