The mysterious song of the male humpback whale is known to attract both female whales and oceanic talent agents seeking falsetto accompaniment for their octopi octet. Tune in to the call of the wild with today's Groupon: for $22, you get one adult ticket for a whale-watching tour (a $43 value) from Capt. John Boats. Tours are scheduled to set sail up to three times daily throughout the summer.
Since 1977, Capt. John Boats has been carrying whale watchers out to sea to share in the company of Mother Nature's most slippery mammals. Guests can watch wide-eyed from either of the ship's two open decks, both of which provide unfettered views of rare, krill-crazed humpbacks. A naturalist joins each tour group to describe the whales' behavior, answering questions and decoding any maritime messages drifting softly on the salty wind. While traveling throughout Cape Cod Bay and Gerry E. Studds Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, guests can also hook looks of other aquatic wonders such as minke whales, fin whales, Atlantic white-sided dolphins, and harbor porpoises.
In addition to spying on the elusive ocean dwellers, whale watchers can enjoy the comfort of the boat's enclosed cabin, which boasts a full-service galley primed to please palates with hamburgers, pizza, and beverages. On the off chance that whales are too busy napping or getting their hair did, all tour-going guests will receive a free pass to return for another trip.
Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours
Cape Cod Bay stretches out in all directions, its waters glittering under an azure sky. Here, razor bills, petrals, and shearwater circle over the cresting waves. Occasionally, a massive black flank breaks the surface, and a whale sprays a fountain of blow toward the sun. Such is the typical scene enjoyed by the passengers, U.S. Coast Guard–licensed captain, and crew aboard a Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours excursion.
Following more than six decades of tradition, the company's boats embark on whale-watching tours of Cape Cod Bay and Stellwagen Bank, passing landmarks such as Gurnet Light and Clark's Island on their quest to find local sea birds and marine life. All the while, on-board naturalists educate passengers about the local ecosystem. But Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours' excursions aren't limited to observation—the boats also depart for private and group fishing trips ranging from just a few hours to multiple days. By dropping anchor or drifting with the tide, the captain teaches groups to ply the waters of local fishing grounds for seasonal catches.
10 Town Wharf
Plymouth, Massachusetts 02362