Plymouth Massachusetts Fishing Charter Boats,
Whale Watching, Sightseeing
|Plymouth MA, History of the Pilgrims
Plymouth Fishing: Bottom fish and game fish charter boats, Plymouth whale watch boats
Plymouth Massachusetts Fishing Charter Boats, Whale Watching, and Sightseeing boats leave the dock at Plymouth's waterfront near the spot where the first settlers in 1620, built their homes.
In 1620 a group of 104 settler including a group of religious pilgrims landed on a shore near a clear running stream and built a town that we now call Plymouth, Massachusetts.
If it hadn't have been for the Native Americans who taught the Pilgrims how to fish, they would not have survived according to reports. As it was, half the number perished the first winter. Fishing proved productive for them, however, and still is for Plymouth, both charter and commercial.
Visitors come to take a whale watch, bottom fish for cod, or troll for striper, blue, tuna and shark.
Visitors who come to Plymouth for the history often get in some fishing. The pilgrims caught cod fish which were so abundant, they gave the area its name Cape Cod The modern visitor still catches Cod along with Haddock, Pollock, Striped Bass, Blue Fish, Tuna and Shark when they go out on half-day and full-day Charter boat trips.
The Pilgrims had left England because they were not free to practice their Christian religion without the influence of the British monarchy. Not all of the first group were religious pilgrims; Miles Standish, for example, was hired as a soldier to provide security. Other travelers were prospectors and speculators. Few of them were fit enough or skilled enough to survive in the harsh New England winter. They befriended the Native Americans at first and the locals showed them how to set traps for fish
The charter boats are either small boats that accommodate 6-8 and fish for striper blue or tuna,
Or they are the larger boats that carry 60-90 passengers and fish for cod fish and flounder. Other large boats go for whale watch tours.
The Lobster is a popular delicacy now in Plymouth but in the days of the Pilgrims the lowly bottom feeding crustacean was only fit for use as fertilizer
Plymouth is still an active though small commercial fishing port with lobster boats,draggers and gill netters calling it home port.
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King Richard’s Medieval Faire
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Narrows Center for the Arts
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Buzzards Bay Brewing
Vines to Wines Tours
B&B will arrange transportation
from their Inn to the area's wineries.
Plymouth is still a small town and can easily be walked in a day. Free parking is provided at several lots along the harbor. towards the boat ramp. The ramp area parking is for boats with trailers but 200 yards to the north there is free parking. Other lots provide paid parking.
You will need a vehicle to reach the Plimoth Plantation, about three miles outside the harbor along the coast to the south.
Plymouth & Brockton shuttle runs service between the harbor and the Plimoth Plantation.
Train and bus service reaches Plymouth from Logan Airport.
Plymouth Massachusetts Fishing Charter Boats, Whale Watching, Sightseeing leave from the docks near the first home of the Pilgrims. See whale watch contact info below
Plymouth Massachusetts Fishing Charter Boats, Whale Watching, and Sightseeing boats leave from the docks a block from Plymouth's Main Street.
Plymouth Massachusetts Fishing Boats bring in lobster, cod and haddock for the restaurants and fish markets along the shoreline
Plymouth Whale Watch Information:
Captain John's Whale Watching and Fishing Tours (508) 242-3161
10 Town Wharf
Plymouth, MA 02360 41.961455 -70.667422
Season Starts April 2
Spring Season: April 2 to May 15, Saturday, Sunday, holidays trips at noon, return 4 pm
May 15 to June 10, daily
Summer season starts June 2 three trips daily
September 5 to October 10, daily trips at noon
October 11 to October 30, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, noon to 4 PM
Adults $43 USD Children over 6 $20, Seniors $36.
Plymouth, MA fishing and whale watch boats dock in Plymouth Harbor near the site where the Pilgrims landed.
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