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Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours

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Whale Watching Tours Captain John Whale Watching & Fishing Tours welcomes groups to experience an unforgettable excursion across Cape Cod Bay to Stellwagen Bank, feeding ground of the world’s largest mammals. As groups depart from Plymouth Harbor, their naturalist, a professional marine biologist, provides an informative description of the whales while guests cruise on one of two open decks or lounge in the climate-controlled main cabin.

NOTE: 2024 Whale Watching Season begins mid-April. Operating Season: April through October Tour time: Approximately 4 hours

• Free motorcoach parking available • Walking distance to Mayflower and Plymouth Rock • Marine Science program for student field trips • Discount group rates • Gift Shop and Snack Bar • Private charters for all occasions (link to transportations page for more info) • Harbor Cruises and Provincetown Fast Ferry

Deep Sea Fishing NOTE: 2024 Deep-Sea Fishing begins April 20 Both beginner and experienced angler will enjoy the action aboard a Captain John deep sea fishing excursion. Groups will experience the excitement on the deck or in the comfort of the climate-controlled cabin complete with food and beverages.

  • Bait is always free
  • Rod and reel rentals available
  • Walking distance to Mayflower and Plymouth Rock
  • Spring and fall fishing marathon trips to Stellwagen Bank
  • Private Charters available for all occasions

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PIRATE CRUISE

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Join aboard on an unforgettable pirate adventure with a pirate cruise in Plymouth, MA.

Set sail with our fearless Captain and Crew on a mission to save the treasure chest from the infamous Plymouth Pirate! But it won’t be easy, mateys! Prepare to follow a treasure map and unleash the power of water cannons to recover the lost treasure. You’ll be a valued member of our daring buccaneer crew. So gather your courage and join us on this awesome quest! Arrr, let the adventure begin!

Time includes embarking and disembarking and boarding will start 5-10 minutes before departure. Please arrive on time as the boat will leave at the scheduled time.

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LOBSTERING EXCURSION

This Lobster Excursion will immerse you in the vibrant culture of New England! Join our lively cruise and dive headfirst into the world of lobster harvesting, right from the heart of the sea.

  • Hour Glass 3 to 4 Hours

SUNSET EVENING CRUISE – PRIVATE CRUISE

A great way to celebrate milestone birthdays, anniversaries, rehearsal nights, small intimate weddings, family reunions, corporate outings, or any other special event up to 50 people.

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LIGHTHOUSE HARBOR CRUISE

Come aboard, unwind, and appreciate one of the town’s most exquisite natural treasures, Plymouth Harbor. During the journey, the Captain will provide insights into the harbor’s development, spanning from the days of our early settlers to the present.

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Set sail with Plymouth Boat Trips, the South West’s premier cruising and ferry company. From sight-seeing cruises, private charters and party nights to connecting ferries – there’s something for everyone.

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What our customers say...

“Thank you to the Cremyll Ferry for all your support of Fourlanesend Community School. We use your service with the children at various points in the year. This helps us deliver our unique curriculum and we always appreciate the help you give us. Thank you for being part of our success!”

Rebecca Norton, Head Teacher Fourlanesend C.P. School

“I thoroughly recommend Plymouth Boat Trips. They welcome everyone and I’m sure that anyone who uses them will have a wonderful time.”

Theresa Burt, Ask4All

“For the past 8 years, we have used Plymouth Boat Trips to host our event watching the British Fireworks Championship in August.  Our event has been hugely popular each year, which is no doubt thanks to Plymouth Boat Trips’ excellent hospitality.    

We cannot recommend Plymouth Boat Trips enough! Thank you again for your faultless service year after year!”

Hannah Jackson, Hulley & Kirkwood Consulting Engineers Ltd

“I thoroughly recommend Plymouth Boat Trips! As a support group for people with disabilities and their families we have been organising activities for over 16 years. One of our favourite events is with Plymouth Boat Trips, cruising the Tamar whilst enjoying a disco!  They welcome everyone and I’m sure that anyone who uses them will have a wonderful time.”

“We use Plymouth Boat Trips every year for a celebration at the end of the academic year. We are always very well looked after by the crew. It makes for a great celebration at a very competitive price.”

Diane Henderson, Assistant Vice Principal, Marine Academy Plymouth

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Join us for fun plymouth events or celebrate a holiday aboard a captain john boat.

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Crafty Sunset Cruise

‘A Piece of Sandwich’ will be aboard our 2 hour sunset cruise to help you create a beautiful hand-carved whale. All supplies are included or you can also bring your own special keepsake to add to the project!

  • Users Ages 21+

Brew Cruise

Join us for a sunset cruise aboard our Pilgrim Belle while sipping some samplings from Plymouth’s own Mayflower Brewing Company.

Wine Glass Painting Night with Inebri-Art

Join us aboard The Pilgrim Belle for a sunset cruise to create a beautiful work of art, that you can fill with your favorite Wine. Inebri-Art will supply all the materials you’ll need to customize your drinking vessel (Wine sold separately).

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Fireworks Cruise

Join us for a sunset cruise around the Plymouth Harbor. Music and cash bar on board. Perfect for a night with friends or a date night.

Family Fireworks Cruise

Cruise around Plymouth Harbor and watch the fireworks. Perfect for families, as we’ll have music, glow sticks, tattoos and popcorn. No alcohol available on board.

Fireworks Cruise On the Belle

Celebrate America’s birthday with us on the Pilgrim Belle! Enjoy an evening of harbor cruising, music and your favorite cocktail from our cash bar.

Comedy at Sunset on the Pilgrim Belle

Join us for a sunset cruise with local Boston comedians. This is sure to be a night full of fun and laughter!

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Margaritaville on the Pilgrim Belle

Changes in latitudes, changes in attitude… calling all Parrotheads! Join us for a Jimmy Buffett-themed party aboard the Pilgrim Belle.

Available Thursday July 13th & August 17th

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Jaws Movie Screening

Join us aboard the Captain John Boats for a special screening of Jaws while cruising Plymouth Harbor.

Available Sunday July 23rd & August 20th

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