Yankee Fleet

★★★★☆
  • 121 E Main St Ste 3

    Gloucester, MA 01930

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  • 978-283-0313

About Yankee Fleet

Hours
Sat-Sun 5am-5pm, Mon-Wed 5:30am-5pm, Fri 5:30am-5pm, Thu 4am-5pm

Sports & Recreation

Sports & Recreation
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We booked for a Tuesday because there would be 40% less people and they charged us more for that. there was 41 people on a 45 max capacity boat hardly 40% less. The deck was understaffed, only two deck hands who were good despite being so overworked. The ride out was an hour and 45 then 45 in circles looking for the fish, clearly he didn't know the grounds.The captain was a complete A**hole. I got my first fish to the surface and called fish, he yelled at me not to yell fish until it was at the surface because he didn't want to wait for me to reel it up. then when he realized it was on the surface he walked away. the next fish we caught we yelled for the gaf and no one responded so we yelled again and the captain yelled saying that the loudest people do not get service first. We were just looking for confirmation they heard us. the third fish we called for the gaf waited 5 minutes then just flopped it on the deck and got the hook out. rebaited the hook and sent it back down. then waited for the closest employee to see if it was legal size the captain came over and just looked at the fish and told us we were "wasting his time".I had to measure my self and it was a legal catch. they cut us off of beer after the second one on "captains orders". then we moved around from spot to spot, doing more moving then fishing. in the final spot my buddy caught a fish reeled it up and flopped it in the deck. the captain said it was a haddock (we were quite aware of this) and it was a keeper. my buddy said "can you help me get it off the hook?" the captain said no and walked away. then my friend said "what an a**hole" and the girl that works the galley said "I'm pretty sure you guys are the A**holes" the we measured the fish and it was not a keeper but screw it the captain said it was so we kept it. of the 8 hours out we did maybe 2 of fishing the rest just moving. The equipment sucked my dads rod was electrical taped together, two islets poped out when he hooked a fish. my reel squeaked really bad every time you turned it.
It was a waste of a days pay and the worst fishing trip I've ever been on. TRUST ME I'LL NEVER WAIST THE CAPTAINS TIME BY BORDING THIS FLEET EVER AGAIN!

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We booked for a Tuesday because there would be 40% less people and they charged us more for that. there was 41 people on a 45 max capacity boat hardly 40% less. The deck was understaffed, only two deck hands who were good despite being so overworked. The ride out was an hour and 45 then 45 in circles looking for the fish, clearly he didn't know the grounds.The captain was a complete A**hole. I got my first fish to the surface and called fish, he yelled at me not to yell fish until it was at the surface because he didn't want to wait for me to reel it up. then when he realized it was on the surface he walked away. the next fish we caught we yelled for the gaf and no one responded so we yelled again and the captain yelled saying that the loudest people do not get service first. We were just looking for confirmation they heard us. the third fish we called for the gaf waited 5 minutes then just flopped it on the deck and got the hook out. rebaited the hook and sent it back down. then waited for the closest employee to see if it was legal size the captain came over and just looked at the fish and told us we were "wasting his time".I had to measure my self and it was a legal catch. they cut us off of beer after the second one on "captains orders". then we moved around from spot to spot, doing more moving then fishing. in the final spot my buddy caught a fish reeled it up and flopped it in the deck. the captain said it was a haddock (we were quite aware of this) and it was a keeper. my buddy said "can you help me get it off the hook?" the captain said no and walked away. then my friend said "what an a**hole" and the girl that works the galley said "I'm pretty sure you guys are the A**holes" the we measured the fish and it was not a keeper but screw it the captain said it was so we kept it. of the 8 hours out we did maybe 2 of fishing the rest just moving. The equipment sucked my dads rod was electrical taped together, two islets poped out when he hooked a fish. my reel squeaked really bad every time you turned it.
It was a waste of a days pay and the worst fishing trip I've ever been on. TRUST ME I'LL NEVER WAIST THE CAPTAINS TIME BY BORDING THIS FLEET EVER AGAIN!

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Had a lot of fun. Fished and caught cod and haddock on the Yankee Clipper. Fun, friendly, well informed staff. Good service. Would go again!

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Had a lot of fun. Fished and caught cod and haddock on the Yankee Clipper. Fun, friendly, well informed staff. Good service. Would go again!

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Ahhhhh....where to start. I was a resident of Gloucester from the time of birth, and we always went whale watching throughout spring until autumn. I absolutely LOVE this company, they make your experience pleasant and exciting, even if you've gone before, you always get excited each time. They stop to let the people on the ships know where to look for the whales and inform the boaters of many things most of us hadn't been aware of. I am excited to go again, especially now that I have 3 small children of my own. I definitely recommend this company. Bon Voyage!

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Ahhhhh....where to start. I was a resident of Gloucester from the time of birth, and we always went whale watching throughout spring until autumn. I absolutely LOVE this company, they make your experience pleasant and exciting, even if you've gone before, you always get excited each time. They stop to let the people on the ships know where to look for the whales and inform the boaters of many things most of us hadn't been aware of. I am excited to go again, especially now that I have 3 small children of my own. I definitely recommend this company. Bon Voyage!

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We have gone on several whale watch tours with Yankee. All of them have been great experiences. I'm a little bummed that they moved their location as the old place was easier to get to, but it's still the same great company.

Whale watches are led by members of CORE (Center for Oceanic Research and Education), who are very knowledgeable about marine life. Like other whale watching companies, these guides are able identify most of the whales you see based on their markings and other characteristics.

All of our outings with them have been pleasant, fun and educational. The boat is very nice. They have a galley kitchen where you can buy food and drinks during your trip. If you choose to go on a 12 hour whale watch they use a boat that has beds on the lower deck in case you need to rest or get sea sick.

This is one of the best whale watch companies around. Oh, and prices are good and comparable with other companies in Gloucester.

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We have gone on several whale watch tours with Yankee. All of them have been great experiences. I'm a little bummed that they moved their location as the old place was easier to get to, but it's still the same great company.

Whale watches are led by members of CORE (Center for Oceanic Research and Education), who are very knowledgeable about marine life. Like other whale watching companies, these guides are able identify most of the whales you see based on their markings and other characteristics.

All of our outings with them have been pleasant, fun and educational. The boat is very nice. They have a galley kitchen where you can buy food and drinks during your trip. If you choose to go on a 12 hour whale watch they use a boat that has beds on the lower deck in case you need to rest or get sea sick.

This is one of the best whale watch companies around. Oh, and prices are good and comparable with other companies in Gloucester.

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