About Us

Originally ran by Captain Red Hilton, the Newburyport Whale Watch was one of the first companies to take landlubbers out to the realm of these massive mammals. Established in 1967 the whale watch helped start the environmental movement that has continued to help whales thrive across the globe.

In 2013 the Newburyport Whale Watch was handed over to the passionate crew and family of the Charos’, owners of Captains Fishing Parties out of Newburyport Plum Island. Chris Charos is now our lead captain aboard the spacious 106 foot- Captain’s Lady III. Our captains are Coast Guard certified & licensed, with years of expertise in taking visitors out for the most spectacular and humbling experience one could ask for.

A whale watch aboard the Captains Lady III isn’t just fun, it’s educational too! Aboard each whale watch is a skilled and knowledgeable naturalist to explain each sighting and answer any questions our passengers may have.

About Us