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Boothbay Harbor Boat Tours & Whale Watch

Season runs mid-May through mid-October

Featured Cruises & Combos

Cap'n Fish's Cruises

If you are visiting Maine and want to see whales, puffins, or the sights, Cap’n Fish’s Cruises is the way to go. In business for over 80 years, Cap’n Fish’s Cruises is the best way to experience Boothbay Harbor’s whales, seabirds, and marine wildlife. Why?

Our ships are the newest and fastest in the region, which means you can spend more time with the whales, puffins, and sights. Our Captains have the most experience sighting whales of any Captains along the coast of Maine.

Our tours are narrated by on-board Naturalists who are experts on the whales, marine life, or birds we may spot on our whale watch. Our ships feature 360 degree decks for great viewings.

Our ships offer plenty of room with two decks to enjoy the sun and open air on the top deck, or seek weather protection inside on the lower deck to make your trip the most enjoyable in Maine. Relax in our galley while enjoying a large selection of snacks and beverages, including beer and liquor options!

We operate the cleanest whale watching fleet on the coast of Maine. Our vessels are powered by new Tier 3 compliant 4-stroke diesel engines that achieve immediate emission reductions beyond what is required by current regulations.

Not interested in whales or puffins? We offer many other cruises that feature close to shore scenic cruising off the coast of Maine on the most comfortable ships afloat.

About Our Boothbay Harbor Boat Tours



We care deeply about our work and we are dedicated to our team.



While we take our jobs seriously, we don’t take ourselves seriously. We provide our guests with a fun, safe, and memorable experience.

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We believe in providing an elevated guest experience. The surrounding coastal environment, along with guest safety, take center stage.

The Best Harbor Boat Tours In Maine!

Cap'n Fish's Cruises
Wonderful experience for the whole family!

Everyone on staff was helpful and knowledgable. Easy to book online, easy to find. The kids love seeing seals and we had a great time. Everyone else on the boat seemed to be having fun too and there were great photo opportunities. Would definitely go again!

– Karen D. | TripAdvisor
Cap'n Fish's Cruises
Best tour in Boothbay

Have done several tours in the past and this one was better than I remember!. Boat comfortable, captain a wonderful tour guide. Would love to repeat the tour again soon. Dont hesitate this is the best you will find.

– Norah R. | TripAdvisor
Cap'n Fish's Cruises
First visit to Maine

This was a great way to see the coast line around Boothbay! Beautiful fall day. The ship guide/captain was very informative and they took their time going around the islands and sharing lots of information about the landmarks and wildlife. We really enjoyed to ride, it was well worth the time and money!

– smsat | TripAdvisor
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Captain's Combo---Great trip

We took the Captain's Combo trip and were extremely pleased. The boat, Pink Lady II was clean and in excellent condition.The captain not only piloted the boat well, he was also a very knowledgable narrator.The route taken on the trip included lighthouses, bays, wildlife, and our favorite, the working fishing village of South Bristol. Great trip.

– boballten | TripAdvisor
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Excellent sail

Cruise was excellent. Captain was excellent. Running commentary was very informative. Cruise was just the proper length, not too long and not too short. All in all a very pleasant experience. I would recommend this for anyone in the area who would like to see the area by sea.

– James P. | TripAdvisor
Cap'n Fish's Cruises
Great scenery and well-informed crew

This was my second time on this cruise and I liked it just as much. The water was rougher this time so the captain changed the route just a little to get us in calmer water. We saw seals sunning on the rocks and trees just starting to turn color. I took my adultdaughter who's from New York city and she thought the views were beautiful. It gave her a very realxing change of scene. Both the captain's narration and the demonstration of lobstering were full of intriguing facts.

– Joan C. | TripAdvisor
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Terrific day cruise!

We took the 2 hour cruise around islands and rivers near Boothbay Harbor. The boat was first class and the captain was excellent. Very knowledgeable about the marine life and landscape and the crew was most accommodating. An excellent value as well. Highly recommended.

– Stephen C. | TripAdvisor
Cap'n Fish's Cruises

I can honestly say that this was the best boat see tour we ever did. We did the captains special the first time and were so pleased with the knowledge of the captain explaining everything along the trip that we decided to do the Kennebec River tour two days later. We saw seals, lighthouses, bald eagles and all kinds of birds. We had the same captain on both rides and were so impressed with his narration during the trip. Would highly recommend this to anyone. The price was decent too for all the sights you get to see and the great personality of the captain.

– Jenny C. | TripAdvisor
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