What’s an avid fisherman to do? You want to spend time on the water, but you really need to spend some time with the family. Take them on a whale watch! This July I did just that. I packed up the family and we drove to Plymouth, Massachusetts for an adventure, that my daughter is still talking about nearly a month later. I chose to go with Captain John Whale Watch & Fishing Tours, located right on Town Wharf in Plymouth. I’m glad I did, because the crew at Captain John have whale watching down to a science. Fishermen may be familiar with the Captain John name because they also run deep sea fishing trips from the same port. It’s these fishing trips that make their whale watching trips so successful. The fishing trips head out earlier than the whale watching trips and radio back all the locations they see whales, taking out a lot of the guess work for the whale watch captains. The ride out to the whales took about one hour and it flew by, because every trip Captain John does has a marine biologist on board giving a talk about whales and answering any questions you had about whales. Ours was named Krill (not her real name, but given to her by a captain she worked with years ago). She has been doing this for many years and was very knowledgeable. Everyone onboard had a great time, judging by all the Ooooo’s and Ahhhh’s.