Whale Watching and Fishing
New Hampshire’s only full time whale watch, expertly narrated and naturalist led aboard the EPA certified M/V Granite State. Our 30th year of exclusive dedication to whale watching, sightseeing and research. Our boat is meticulously maintained, specifically designed for whale watching, and is the fastest in Rye Harbor. May to October with trips depart twice daily during July and August. See our website for a full schedule. Common species sighted are Humpback, Finback, and Minke whales as well as Atlantic White Sided Dolphins. Our whale watches take us to Jeffreys Ledge off NH and ME, or occasionally to the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off MA. The naturalist staff of Granite State Whale Watch is made up of graduate zoologists and biologists who affiliate with the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation and other research organizations. Our naturalists enjoy sharing their enthusiasm about whales and other marine life with our passengers, and are available to answer your questions throughout the trip. Sail with the professionals!
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Whether you’re a serious angler looking to bring home a mountain of Haddock fillets, a group of friends seeking the thrill of wrestling in a giant Atlantic Bluefin Tuna, or a family looking to haul some traps and catch your own lobster dinner, we got something for everyone. We want to make your fishing experience as memorable and enjoyable as possible. While we have decades of experience on our side, fishing conditions can vary due to migratory and oceanic differences from season to season across all the species we fish for. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions on what’s biting at the moment as we are more than happy to share our knowledge. Our goal is to find you the most action possible!
Al Gauron Whale Watching offers a half day fishing, All Day Fishing, 2 Hour Night Fishing, Whale Watch or Fireworks Island Cruise. Six passenger private charters available. Come and enjoy the ocean of New Hampshire! Toll Free 800-905-7820 or 603-926-2469.
Whale Watching and Deep Sea Fishing. Whale Watches The Atlantic Queen, NH’s only All-Aluminum Supercruiser, takes you out to see the great mammals of the sea. We guarantee you will see whales! We could see all types of whales including Humpbacks, Fin Whales, Minkes and more. Our Blue Ocean Society-narrated whale watching events now feature more kids’ activities on board. No individual license required. The vessel’s license covers all Anglers on board. Spacious Comfortable indoor cabin. Large decks, plenty of room. The Atlantic Queen’s 80 foot length and 22 foot beam (width) combined with her double welded chine construction make for a smooth and stable ride (capable of 20+ knots). We operate a half day fishing trip daily at 8 am followed by a whale watch at 1:30 pm daily. (Sometimes all of the details get too wordy for the public!).We are now part of the Clean Diesel Project. Visit our websites for information on how we’re doing our part.
Deep Sea Fishing and Charter Fishing. Smith & Gilmore fishing pier, family owned and operated since 1929. We offer a variety of deep sea fishing trips and cruises off the seacoast of New Hampshire and into the Gulf of Maine. We fish for cod, haddock, pollock, striped bass, mackerel, and bluefish in season. Smith & Gilmore Captains are licensed by the Coast Guard and our deck crew is trained to serve and drilled in safety procedures. Coupons available on our web site.
JOIN US FOR FUN. CRUISES FOR EVERYONE. Experience our famous narration and the fascinating sights of: “The legendary” Join us for fun. Cruises for everyone!” Experience our famous narration and the fascinating sights of: The legendary Isles of Shoals and historic Portsmouth Harbor. Stories of ghosts, pirates, buried treasures, lighthouses, and more. Daily sightseeing cruises, light house cruises, dinner cruises, and party ships! Let yourself go, relax and enjoy a truly unique experience on board the MV Thomas Leighton.