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Whale Watching


boat and whale; 15k Hundreds of years ago, humans sought whales with harpoon-in-hand, going after their oil and baleen. Today, we respectfully watch these creatures with cameras in hand, at a distance, from whale watch boats. Jeffreys Ledge has a variety of both frequent and occasional whale species that can be experienced via whale watch boats. Following is a list of whale watch companies that make trips to the Ledge frequently and recent sighting records:



Al Gauron Fishing Fleet
State Pier, Hampton Beach, NH 03842
Phone: 603-926-2469 / 800-905-7820
email: info@algauron.com; web: http://www.algauron.com/



Atlantic Fishing & Whale Watching
Contact: Brad Cook
Route 1A, Rye, NH 03870
800-942-5364 / 603-964-5220
email: info@atlanticwhalewatch.com; web: www.atlanticwhalewatch.com
  - Whale watching & fishing trips



First Chance Whale Watch
Contact: David Tufts
4-A Western Avenue, Lower Village
Kennebunkport, ME 04043
800-767-BOAT / 207-967-5507
web: www.firstchancewhalewatch.com
  - Whale watches & Lobster Trips



Granite State Whale Watch / NH Seacoast Cruises
Contact: Leo Axtin/Dari Ward
1870 Ocean Boulevard
Rye State Marina; Rye, NH 03870
800-964-5545 / 603-964-5545
email: gsww@comcast.net; web: http://www.whales-rye.com/
  - Whale watching & weekly fireworks/island trips on Wednesday evenings and other selected dates.



Indian Whale Watch
Capt. Richard Brindle
PO Box 2672, Kennebunkport, ME 04043
207-967-5912
  - Offer whale watching, educational field trips, Isles of Shoals & Portsmouth Harbor Cruises. Whale watches to Jeffreys Ledge run daily, 11:30 AM-4:30 PM, mid-June-Labor Day.



Newburyport Whale Watch
Contact: George Hilton
54 Merrimack Street, Newburyport, MA 01950
800-511-8181
email: info@newburyportwhalewatch.com; web: www.newburyportwhalewatch.com
  - Offer whale watches daily, June-September (call for May & October schedules)



Seafari Charters
Contact: Barry or Flora Bush
7 Island Avenue, Kittery, ME 03904
207-439-5068 (Phone)
207-439-7484 (Fax)
email: seafari2@comcast.net; web: www.seafaricharters.com
  - Operates a 44' USCG certified and inspected vessel offering fishing, whale watches, scuba diving, and coastal cruises for private groups of 1-20 passengers from April 1-November 30.




Recreational Fishing


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Recreational fishing is a popular summer activity in the Gulf of Maine. Fishermen may be out for a day looking for a specific catch during a particular season - groundfish and bluefish from during spring and summer, tuna from summer through fall, and striped bass in spring and early summer. There are many companies that cater to those wanting to go out deep sea fishing for a few hours or a whole day. Destination of these vessels may depend on the abundance of fish, and the current fishing season.



Al Gauron Fishing Fleet
State Pier, Hampton Beach, NH 03842
Phone: 603-926-2469 / 800-905-7820
email: info@algauron.com; web: http://www.algauron.com/



Atlantic Fishing & Whale Watching
Contact: Brad Cook
Route 1A, Rye, NH 03870
800-942-5364 / 603-964-5220
email: info@atlanticwhalewatch.com; web: www.atlanticwhalewatch.com



Bunny Clark Deep Sea Fishing
Contact: Tim or Debbie Tower
Perkins Cove Road
Ogunquit, ME 03907
207-646-2214
email: info@bunnyclark.com; web: www.bunnyclark.com
  - Running daily, full-day trips, half-day trips, and marathon (12 hour) trips. 31 IGFA World Records, 2 Junior Angler IGFA World Records, and 17 Maine State records since 1983. In-house groundfish tagging program since 1983 to present, all custom IGFA-approved tackle, Bunny Clark certified to operate out to 100 nautical miles. Maximum of 18 persons on marathon trips, 30 person maximum on other trips.



Captain Satch & Sons
Contact: Captain Satch McMahon
Wells Harbor, ME (Town Dock)
793 Morrills Mill Road
No. Berwick, ME 03906
207-646-7080 (Summer); 207-324-9655 (Year-round)
email: satch@wellsharbor.com; web: www.wellsharbor.com
  - Offer striped bass fishing aboard the classic 33' Gath III. The fishing is primarily inshore along Maine's beaches, cliffs, ledges, and estuaries. Maximum 6 guests per trip. Captain Satch has spent hundreds of days fishing on Jeffreys Ledge during the past 10 years.



Eastman's Fishing Parties
Seabrook Harbor, NH
603-474-3461



Harvester Fishing
29 Glen Road, Hampton, NH 03842
603-926-0264
email: fishguide@verizon.net
  - Offer 4-passenger charters for groundfish and stripers 7 days a week. Harvester fishing also runs charters in Lake Okeechobee, FL from January-April. Reservations required. Contact: Ray Maimone



Kittery Deep Sea Fishing
PO Box 6
Kittery Point, ME 03905
877-4Defiant
email: info@kitteryfishing.com; web: www.kitteryfishing.com
  - Offer fishing trips.



Island Cruises
Contact: Sue Reynolds
Rye State Marina
P.O. Box 66, Rye, NH 03870
603-964-6446
email: info@uncleoscar.com; web: www.uncleoscar.com
  - Offer lobster trips and Isles of Shoals tours.



Seafari Charters
Contact: Barry or Flora Bush
7 Island Avenue, Kittery, ME 03904
207-439-5068 (Phone)
207-439-7484 (Fax)
email: seafari2@comcast.net; web: www.seafaricharters.com
  - Operates a 44' USCG certified and inspected vessel offering fishing, whale watches, scuba diving, and coastal cruises for private groups of 1-20 passengers from April 1-November 30.



Second Chance Scenic Lobster Trips
Contact: David Tufts
4-A Western Avenue, Lower Village
Kennebunkport, ME 04043
800-767-BOAT / 207-967-5507
web: www.firstchancewhalewatch.com/kylieschance.php
  - Lobster trips & whale watches



Smith & Gilmore
Contact: Raymond Gilmore
3 Ocean Boulevard, #A, Hampton, NH 03842
603-926-3503
email: sgfish3503@aol.com; web: www.smithandgilmore.com
  - Anyone interested in specific information about the Gulf of Maine should state their interest at our ticket counter, and ask for Ray.



Ugly Anne
Contact: Jeanne and Ken Young, Sr.
P.O. Box 863, Ogunquit, ME 03907
207-646-7202
email: info@uglyanne.com; web: www.uglyanne.com
  - Offer full and half-day deep sea fishing trips.


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