About Us

Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch is Boothbay Harbor's ORIGINAL WHALE WATCH and has been Whale watching longer than anyone in the region.  A family held corporation for three generations, Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch is the premier choice for experiencing the whales, sea birds and marine wild life that the Boothbay Region has to offer.

Our ships are the newest and fastest in the region - to let you spend more time with the whales. Our Whale Watch ships carry the latest whale tracking equipment available. Our captains have the MOST experience sighting whales of any Captains along the coast of Maine. If you are coming to the State of Maine, and want to see whales, Cap'n Fish is the way to go.

Our galley carries a large selection of food and snacks and we also have a full liquor licence. Our vessels feature 360 degree decks for the best viewing of the whales

Our ships feature the region's only air-conditioned salons. Our ships feature comfortable, padded seats to make your trip the most enjoyable in Maine.

Capn Fish's on-board naturalists are whale experts and have decades of experience as the top rated naturalists in the state of Maine.

Our fleet has many other cruises that feature close to shore scenic cruising of the coast of Maine on the most comfortable ships afloat.

All of our narrators are experts on any of the whales, marine life, or birds that you may spot on your whale watch.

Boothbay Harbor was one of the leading ports for whale sightings during the 2009 season with 98% sightings.

Aerial Photo of Finback Whale from Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch
Finback Whale

Photos take from actual Cap'n Fish's Whale Watch Cruise

Right Whale Breaching as seen from Capn's Fish's Whale Watch Boothbay Harbor Maine

 

Right Whale Breaching as seen from Capn's Fish's Whale Watch Boothbay Harbor Maine
Right Whale Breaching as seen from Capn's Fish's Whale Watch Boothbay Harbor Maine
Right Whale Breaching as seen from Capn's Fish's Whale Watch Boothbay Harbor Maine
Right Whale Breaching as seen from Capn's Fish's Whale Watch Boothbay Harbor MaineRight Whale Breaching as seen from Capn's Fish's Whale Watch Boothbay Harbor Maine
Right Whale Breaching as seen from Capn's Fish's Whale Watch Boothbay Harbor MaineRight Whale Breaching as seen from Capn's Fish's Whale Watch Boothbay Harbor Maine
Right Whale Breaching as seen from Capn's Fish's Whale Watch Boothbay Harbor MaineRight Whale Breaching as seen from Capn's Fish's Whale Watch Boothbay Harbor Maine

Cap'n Bob Fish is a native of Boothbay Harbor and has been exploring the coves and harbors of the Region since before he could maneuver an oar. At the ripe old age of 18, he was the youngest licensed captain on the East Coast, and ever since then he has been calling attention to the many species of whales along the Maine Coast.

Cap'n Bob comes by his interest in whale watching honestly, as his father, Captain Ray Fish, ran the old Squirrel Express and Maranbo I and II to Squirrel Island and excursions up the Sasanoa to Bath as far back as 1926.

Captain Bob Fish
Captain John Fish

During the Korean War, Bob fought the battle of the French Quarter where he served as master of the USA Freight Ship 219. Upon discharge, he entered the University of Miami and graduated in 1958, returning every summer to run the Maranbo II. (Once a Mainer, always a Mainer.)

Since that time he has increased his fleet with the addition of the Pink Lady, Pink Lady II, Island Lady, along with Cap'n Fish's Motel and Marina.

Captain John Fish, who holds an MBA from the University of Miami, is carrying on the family tradition in Maine.

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