What to expect
- Experience an up, close, and personal view of whales on this boat tour
- Learn from specialists about the biology and conservation of the world’s largest mammal and other marine life
- Witness the majesty of the whales as they surface, feed, and breach in their natural habitat
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About this Activity
|Price||$48.00 per guest|
|Duration / Session||3.5 hours|
|Rating||7 positive reviews|
Juliet N.August 28, 2014
Let me start off by saying the staff was friendly, the intern speaking throughout the trip seemed very knowledgeable and they offer free parking while you are on the tour. We spent 2 hours getting to an area where whales had been spotted earlier that day before seeing anything. We got pretty close to the humpback whales and it was neat to see 2 swimming together. Obviously, they can't control nature and we were lucky to see anything, but I was pretty disappointed. They mentioned they had been having to go close to Provincetown on Cape Cod to see the whales lately, which is why the trips out and back were so long. I really wish I had known that. The other Gloucester whale watching boats were all in the same area, so it didn't matter which company you went with. Captain Bill's definitely seemed to be the least crowded, which I think was a good thing. The sea was pretty rough and even though we took non-drowsy Dramamine, my husband and I got a little dizzy (not nauseous thankfully!). The 2 hours back were missssserable. We brought some music to listen to, but it was so boring. It was also very cold. We had sat on the top deck, and on the way back all the seats downstairs were taken. I get that, just wish I had brought a big blanket or something. Anyway, I guess it depends on the day and we just weren't lucky with our whale watching experience. I wish it had been cancelled due to weather as we were bouncing all around the waves. I was very happy to be back on land.
Parri B.August 25, 2014
I recently went out on a whale watching cruise. The boat was roomy and comfortable. It had all of the amenities you would want. As for the whale watching itself the Captian was able to find a small pod of humpback whales for us. The crew was very informative telling us about the whales and information about whaling.
On the whole I found Captian Bill and Sons to be very professional, courteous, and accommodating.
Andy K.August 15, 2014
We started on a wonderful afternoon guided by a perky host Brittany whose enthusiasm was only matched by the whales eagerness to put a real display. The boat was a bit small and the journey long - almost 2.5 hrs to get to the whales. But once we were there it was just a continuous delight to see fin whales, humpback in pairs and minke whales. Two of them came so close to the boat that one could have leaned and touched them. Brittany was beside herself with delight and so were we. Overall the trip was over 4.5 hours long and a bit too long and quite tiring.. But the spectacular display put up by the whales and the sunny late summer afternoon made the trip worth it.
D K.August 9, 2014
This was my second trip with this company. 30mins after departure a spout was spotted and we immediately headed there and located a humpback and her calf. Stayed with them for a good while. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable! Will go back again when in the area!
Seven R.July 28, 2014
We had a great time even though it got a little rainy towards the end on the way back (not that they should be held responsible for the weather). It's a large boat with plenty of space, but I was surprised how crowded it got. The scientist on board that describes the whales and their biology was really great. These guys know where the whales are and how to find them so you will not be disappointed. I also really enjoyed some of the environmentalist comments about preserving our oceans! She mentioned the continent sized trash piles in our oceans, which I doubt most people even know exists.
Spencer T.July 22, 2014
I'll keep this simple. There are lots of whale tours. Captain Bill & Son's does it right. We've done several tours out of Boston, but we spend more time on the water GETTING to the watching spot, than watching. So, we took a gamble on taking a train North, thus more time WATCHING the whales on the water.
Our gamble was spot on. We saw 8 Humpback whales, and over 30 breeches. 1 whale literally came up so close I could have touched it. My camera lens was wet from the water blow. Very memorable and certainly worth it. Crossed that one off our bucket list with a lifetime memory.
Linda R.July 7, 2014
Best part of our vacation - saw three humpback whales, boat was comfortable and very seaworthy, staff enthusiastic and patient with all ages. Highly recommend - we drove from Boston - while out on trip, saw an overloaded triple decker boat from Boston Aquarium - so glad we chose this less crowded tour boat! The whales of course are breath taking - a bucket list experience. Must be patient- long ride out and back, but worth it.