Whale-watching tours offer intimate glimpses of marine life, a luxury once reserved exclusively for those brave enough to dunk their heads into a lobster tank. Witness a less pinchy natural wonder with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $59 for a whale-watching cruise for two (up to a $96 value)
- $99 for a whale-watching cruise for four (up to a $192 value)
Four-hour whale-watching expeditions cruise up to 20 miles out to sea in the attempt to spot humpback, finback, and minke whales. An on-board naturalist guides the cruise and also points out North Atlantic white-sided dolphins, basking sharks, ocean sunfish, sea turtles, and seabirds when they appear. Snacks and beverages are available in the enclosed galley and snack bar, which has a full liquor license, seating, and tables.
The whale-watching season runs from May 11 through October 15. No matter the time of year, the captain recommends that passengers bring an extra layer of clothing. See the full schedule for more details.
Odyssey Whale Watch
Bubbles break the surface of the water as the beast makes its way upward for a breath of fresh air. Suddenly, her back can be seen atop the waves as her spout releases a geyser-like explosion of air and water. From the decks of Odyssey Whale Watch’s vessels, passengers take in sights such as these and further their understanding of the creatures with the help of an on-board naturalist, who identifies humpback, finback, and minke whale species. His job is made all the easier by the cruise ship’s captain, an experienced mariner who has committed to memory the most densely populated feeding areas for Maine’s massive mammalian residents, which often hang out about 20 miles off shore. In addition to whale-watching tours, Odyssey Whale Watch takes passengers out on deep-sea fishing trips to reel in cod, haddock, and mackerel.
90% of 147 customers recommend
“Relaxing trip! Great to see Whales and other large fish! ”
“on this beautiful summer day in Maine. you still need to bring a warm jacket as when you are that far out to sea it can get chilly. the views are breathtaking and...”
“on this beautiful summer day in Maine. you still need to bring a warm jacket as when you are that far out to sea it can get chilly. the views are breathtaking and the crew did a wonderful job narrating the senary”
“All of the boat staff from the snack counter to the captain were very friendly and helpful. The tour guide was especially talented. His commentary felt very fresh...”
“All of the boat staff from the snack counter to the captain were very friendly and helpful. The tour guide was especially talented. His commentary felt very fresh and un-scripted (considering he must be saying essentially the same thing every tour) He was very knowledgeable about the history of the islands and all the wildlife we saw and seemed genuinely excited at the sight of the whales too.”