Captain John's Charters

Camp Ellis

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Customer Reviews

27 Ratings

Have fun it's a nice trip.
William O. · July 13, 2016
Be sure to bring a sweatshirt as it can be chilly on the water! Bring your favorite food and drinks!
Kristin O. · September 11, 2015
Great time
Jonathan W. · July 24, 2015

What You'll Get


Since the dawn of humanity, man has longed to conquer the ocean, which is why the invention of the boat was followed swiftly by the adoption of the high-five. Celebrate man’s triumphs with today’s Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $42 for an evening leisure cruise for two (up to a $70 value)
  • $84 for an evening leisure cruise for four (up to a $140 value)

For 2.5 hours on Friday and Saturday evenings, whales, seals, and porpoises can emerge from the waters as the captain navigates along Saco Bay past locales such as Wood Island Lighthouse, Old Orchard Beach, and Pine Point. Cruises currently depart at 5:30 p.m.; after Thursday, August 29, they depart at 4:30 p.m. Visitors can bring their own snacks and beverages, and should arrive 30 minutes prior to departure.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Sep 15, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Online reservation required 24 hours in advance. Subject to weather. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Captain John's Charters


Through his late father, an alumnus of the United States Coast Guard and an avid boating enthusiast, John L. Ellis III discovered his own interest in piloting the seas. Now captain of his own vessel, the Island Prince, John whisks passengers away on cruises, fishing excursions, Thursday night firework cruise, and private charters in the areas surrounding Camp Ellis and Saco Bay, and also perform burials at sea. The 2.5-hour day and evening cruises can facilitate sightings of minke whales and harbor porpoises before passing nearby scenic spots such as Wood Island and Bluff Island, which earned its name by lying to pirates about the gold buried in its subterranean carpet showroom. John supplies rental rods, reels, and 3- or 16-ounce jigs for fishing outings, though participants can also bring their own gear to coax pollock, haddock, and stripers to the surface.

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