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We’ve been to Whale’s Tale a few times over the past few years, and always had an enjoyable experience, the facilities are great and well kept, but this last time was a little upsetting for my niece and I. We were attempting to ride the Harpoon Express and when we got to the top the young man proceeded to inform us that we were too fat to go down the slide. While we might not have been the thinnest patrons of the water park that day, our combined weight did not reach the maximum amount of FOUR HUNDRED POUNDS! it was utterly humiliating. He did state he was “just doing his job” but I don’t think it’s in his job description to fat shame a middle aged woman and a 16 year old girl. I think some sensitivity training might be in order.
Me and my son celebrated his 9th birthday today at Whale’s Tale! We had a wonderful day! The park is very clean and not overcrowded at all! There are tons of chairs and loungers to sit in spread all around the park. We really enjoyed our day! His favorite place was shipwreck island. The slides over there were perfect for him! Not to big, not too small and I was even able to go on a few with him, which he loved! My one and only complaint is the bottom of the wave pool was really rough, my son scraped both knees a few times on the bottom. It seems like it needs a new surface or needs to be resurfaced. But even with 2 scraped knees he said it was his best birthday ever!
The place could use more lounge chairs and tubes for the rides, but overall we had a great time. We’ve been going to Whales Tale very year for 13 years now!
Andrea Long Terio
Absolutely beautiful park!. Great variety of slides for all!..Rented cabana...totally recommend it!..5 stars
We had such a great day! We rented a cabana, had amazing service, the park was impeccably clean and our crew of 8 kids ages 12-17 had a blast. Every interaction we had with staff was so positive. We are planning another trip back next month. Thank you!
Kathy Cronin Swanson
Except for the very cold wind & rain today. I was very Impressed with so many ways to enjoy the water. Heated and cold. Pools, Hot Tubs. Great slides. love the water bucket.looking forward to going on a hot day soon to enjoy all the ways to get wet & cool.
Sandra Simpson Magoon
Took the kids to the park using the "Locals Only" deal and was pretty happy. Park was clean, staff was very helpful and the kids enjoyed all of the attractions. Our lonest wait for one of the slides was maybe 10 minutes. Considering it was 30/pp that worked out to 5/hr per person to go here for the day. Can't complain!
Always a great day at Whale's 🐋 Tail Water Park. How could you not like it with 7 grandkids 3 of our own kids and 3 in-law kids and both of us??We heartily recommend all of the attractions and services and want to thank the management team for not skimping on details to make it a great experience for all.
On a late summer Sunday. Hardly any lines. We were able to ride the rides so many times. It was great!
Great day yesterday at Whale's Tale. The entire water park is neat and clean and the staff is great and attentive! To top it off we had the best Bloody Marys! Thanks for a great day.
great place fair prices cool rides clean park free tubes meaning you dont need to rent one and the flowboard and body board pool are included most places would definitely Charge extra not overcrowded either
My day started off badly! I purchased groupon tickets and had to wait in line to get to the booth for the attendant to hit a button saying redemption. which could be done by anyone. So yes the discount is worth it but buying in advance gets you nothing more than a hassle. I did call the office while standing in this massive line to be told they aren't sure and took my number to call me back. They never did! At least the park was clean, they need more tubes for rides the wait was really long.
a little pricey but the kids had a blast and we had a great day but definitely bring your own food food is not worth it snacks okay
Cindy Foye Bedard
best place all astound to cool off and hang out on any given day. especially on a hot day like today
Milton J Figueroa
My family had such a blast there today. A little outdated but so relaxing and almost no lines for any of the rides. Downside food is expensive but it was yummy. We spend 3 hours like it was 30 minutes..lots to do.
We were there yesterday. We had a fantastic time, however I didn't give them 5 stars for 2 reasons. I'm not sure if the staff is just tired, or what, but I did not see one staff member smile yesterday. I know this isn't Disney, but they ALL had blank expressions. NOT ONE SMILE, or pleasant word from those at the water features. I even tried to engage a few, nope. No conversation, one word answers. Now, you are a place where families are coming to have fun, not feel like they shouldn't be there, or shouldn't be asking questions. I know work can be hard...trust me, I'm a nurse! But I put a happy face on to great EVERY new patient I meet, even at hour 11 of a 12 hour shifts. The other little thing is that I think the park should sweep their walkways. Everyone is walking around barefoot, and park maintenance should be done daily. You pay a lot of money to go here, they can afford clean up crews. But the slides are FANTASTIC, and wave pool is SO much fun. Totally recommend it. I'm just being honest about your staff. (Even the administration walking around with clip boards didn't smile or say hello!! Wow.... show them how it's done, don't lead with a poor example!).
Tracy Tarzia Glass
The staff is amazing cheerful and helpful we spent six hours there. We had children from 18 months up to 15 all had a great time! There was a young gentleman on the left side of the Aqua check yesterday that was amazing he helped my daughter learn how to get on the boggie board by herself and was so patient and kind teaching her. He did not even know mom was watching he truely deserves some type of recognition I wish I knew his name! Great time had by all. Thank you for a great day!
Alexis McAleer Tulli
Everybody there was excellent especially the life guards teaching the surf boarding. Had a lot of fun
Very clean, lots of water slides, pools, tubs, and structures. The staff has room for improvement, kinda rude and unhelpful but it didn’t ruin our day was just frustrating to deal with them.
My family and I had an awesome day at the park yesterday. The coupon for teacher appreciation day was a thoughtful way to honor teachers and provide their families with a fun adventure.
Took a 7 year old and 11 year old yesterday. The weather was fantastic. Could not have asked for a better day. Plenty do do. Very clean and all the staff was amazingly helpful and nice. Can’t wait to bring them back again. Thank you
Beautiful n very well maintained. I will be visiting there again. Oh n the Coca~Cola buffet was so nice the employees,there are so kind. I loved your services. Great food I loved everything! Thank you all
I took my two boys to whales tale this past Sunday! We had an incredible time ! My 3 year old went on his first big water slide with his brother and I was very happy to see the lifeguard in the water ready to help my 3 year old out of the tube. All the staff are incredibly nice and will help with any questions that you may have. I HIGHLY recommend you go and have fun at Whales Tale !!!!!!!!
We all enjoyed. It best water park around w lots of different water rides and activities for all ages
Loved every second! We had 6 adults and 5 children ages 2 to 8 and it was great! Food was yummy and not a bad price. Only complaint is there is no clothing sold for younger children that says whalestale. I tried to buy last year and this year. No onsies 3 months and none up to 2t for boys at all. Other than that perfect. Thanks for a great time.
It was a last minute daycation for our family..it was awesome there was 9 of us 4 adults and 5 kids...the kids absolutely loved it and want yo go again
Was at the park on August 3rd 2017, and we all had a wonderful time. I felt like the facility was clean and the staff we very helpful. There were minimal lines for any of the slides which made taking an 8 year old who hates waiting for anything a blessing. There was an announcement towards the end of the day around 4 or 5 o'clock where they were expecting thunderstorms and would keep an eye on the weather. They did make everyone evacuate the water and seek shelter which went very smoothly. Your employees were apologizing for the weather and making folks get out of the water while politely directing us where to go. Thank you so much for a wonderful day.
This is such a fun place! The prices did go up dramatically from last year but they added this cool surfing bodyboard thing! Plus I like that they have lockers for your belongings and you can bring in a cooler so you're not stuck buying from their restaurants all day.
Stacy DeLucia Beck
Very impressed with the staff the cleanliness of the facility and the safety level..... had a wonderful day ......can't waite to go again!!
I had a great time. I brought my Son and his wife and my two grand boys. They all loved it. We are thinking of getting season passes for next year.
Flora Goodno Goley
Very clean. Friendly staff. Very attentive and professional lifeguard staff. Highly recommend. We will certainly return next summer on our vacation.
Excellent water park, and a great value. Very clean, great staff. Lifeguards do a great job, Emily Watson in particular. She engaged the kids and they had a great time.
Had a great time. Staff very friendly and my daughter has a ball.Will be back !Season tickets next time as we are relatively local 🙂
Whales Tale staff were friendly and helpful from ticket sales to lifeguards. I was impressed that the guards on duty at the edge of the wave pool actually ran, time and time again, to assist swimmers in need. Also, the guards at the surf ride took time with each rider to teach them how to surf or boogie board. My family had a great time. Also, was clean.
Kathleen Mulgrew Butler
Great water park in the middle of the White Mountains. We are in NH for a week long vacation and decided meet friends there yesterday. It was clean, the people were friendly and it wasn't extremely over crowded like other water parks we've been to. We rented a cabana for the day which came with a waitress which was an added bonus. The kids loved all the slides and we enjoyed floating around the lazy river.
Kirsten Claussen Hodges
My family and I visited from Southern Maine yesterday and we had a ball! Very impressed with your lifeguards! They were on top of everything! We loved all the slides, lazy river, the wave pool and the surfing was so cool! The only negative I have is the pricing for children. We drove 2 1/2 hours to get to the park, then had to pay $156 to get through the gate (2 adults, 2 children). I feel like a decreased price, at least for ages 10 & under. I just thought paying the same price for an adult and a 9 year old was a bit much. Other than that, we had a great time!
Awesome value, possibly my favorite water park in New England. Shorter lines, fun rides, and super friendly staff.
Friendly, local staff - it's so clean!! Ive been bringing my family here since they were little children and now they're in their late 20's and we have even more fun together here! It's grown into a larger water park with all the amenities! We rented a cabana - absolutely fabulous family day!!! 🍕🍔🍻🍷🏊🏼🏄🏻🌊🌊
Diane Der Ananian
I've been coming to Whale's Tale since I've been a kid. Now I bring my family. It's a great family tradition! So much fun!
I have to say, I have been coming here since I was a kid. The staff is excellent and it's the type of place where you feel comfortable letting your kids have a little freedom. Well done whales tale!
What a great place to bring the whole family! The park is friendly and clean... The BEACH BASH is a ton of fun giving away free passes to Whales Tale Alpine Adventures and Candia Springs
Best place for family water park. Very beautiful and scenic location. Staffs are so friendly!! We will visit again and again. My only suggestion to management is to open until six after June 15.
Fantastic way to spend the day. Held a birthday party for 7 kids, picnic lunch under the Blue & White Umbrella along with the day splashing in the sun.
The Waterpark is an older park nestled in the NH White mountains. It employs locals and is very clean. The staff is friendly and helpful. The food was good quality at normal park pricing. The new surf machine waz a great work out ans i highly recommend this for any thrill seeker! My son and I went there for father's day. Great time with my son! Thumbs up Whale's Tale Waterpark!
MP Mike Pappy
I don't know what all the reviews about the cleanliness are all about. The park was very clean and orderly when we were there. Staff was very friendly and helpful getting my son on the tubes for the slide. For the price it's a great value for families during a hot day. The only reason I didn't give it five stars is because of the changing room setup. The showers and changing rooms are not partitioned and needs to be updated. There was also no family changing room. Because of this, my wife said all the girls were changing in the bathroom stalls and everyone had to wait to use the bathroom. In the men's room a father had her older 4-6 yo daughter in there and it made me uncomfortable changing my 3 year old's clothing or mine while she was in there. Stalls and curtains would definitely fix that.
Last summer I purchased a season pass, living local and thinking this would be a good place to keep cool on hot days. It was all that and so much more. I ended up spending just about every free day at the park. The season pass is almost too good a value to pass up. Best money I ever spent. I just got my 2017 pass and found out I can use it at their sister location too. The staff at this place are fantastic. The lifeguards exercise just the right balance between ensuring everyone follows safety guidelines and still being fun and relatable to the kids. The staff at the outlets and the management staff have been just as helpful and courteous. While its a great place to take your kids its just as great a place for "kids at heart" to have some fun and get away from the summer heat. Lincoln is a great town and I encourage anyone to come and visit it and make Whale's Tale a part of your White Mountains adventure.
Love it!! We go every year ♡ Life guards are great , it's clean, kids are safe, parents can relax and watch or ride along.
Starr Alexandria Wilson
This is such a great place to go, whether you wanna ride the water slides or sit in the lazy river! The food is great! Good for young or old! Bring the whole family!
This place rocks! Very very clean and well run. Employees are all about the customer. Will get another season pass this year.
Got there late but it wasn't too crowded. If there were changing rooms I couldn't find them. Bathrooms were kinda gross to change clothes in. Other then that, my grand daughter loves the slides.
We had an amazing time at your park. We rented a cabana for the day. The absolute best decision when going to Whale's Tale. Mae was our cabana attendant and she was fantastic. She was attentive, but not disruptive. She handled 3 kids and their picky food orders expertly and we never had to wait long for her to bring us whatever refreshments we needed. If you plan on going make sure to check the Surf Report on their site, no disappointments because we already knew what was going on in the park. My oldest loved the Eye of the Storm. My two youngest thoroughly enjoyed the Harpoon Express. The park was clean, the staff friendly, and the lifeguards dutiful in making sure everyone was safe. Shipwreck Island is perfect for the whole family.
Had a great time ! But today on fathers day it was false advertising they still were gonna make us pay full price says buy one get one free! Luckily we had chamber of commerce pass book and got 1 in for free anyways! A lot of pissed of families because of it, won't be coming back! Whabba
JoAnna N Mike McGee
We love it here. My daughter has gone once summer since she was 2. She is finally big enough to go on all the waterslides and loves them all. Her favorite place to hang out is the large play area with the smaller slides and of course the wave pool. The lines have never been super long when we have gone. While the weather is always a little cooler and the water not as warm, we will always choose Whale's Tale over Water Country. Water Country is a mad house and way more expensive. At Whale's Tale you get a great value and lots of family fun.
Lisa Morin Tanguay
It's a fun place for your little adventures who our curious. The lines our average wait time some quicker than others. The lifeguards actually do there jobs an the place is very clean an relaxing
Samantha Lyn Mangione
Good place to take kids on a hot day, but I find $80 a bit on the expensive side for a tent and chairs to rent as a "cabana", but I love the idea of the adult bar!
I have not been in years and went this passed summer with my daughter , husband, two grandchildren. We all loved it so so much. Can't wait till next. Summer!!!! Great job ..Need to do one thing ...up date your food. Need to be faster and more items .That's all.
Cindy Ward Berenson
This water park is the best been there at least 4 to 5 times considering I live in Maine and this is New Hampshire
Heidi Gowen Spain
The park was more than helpful and generous in accommodating our small school group! Easy planning and as always the park was clean, well staffed, and lots of fun!
Went for the first time back in early August for a family weekend getaway. Everyone had a great time at the water park. We love this area of New Hampshire and hope to get back next year
This place is awesome!!!!! Staff was great park was clean and best of all theres something here for everyone. I absolutly loved the views of the mountain from the park we will come here again
Last week was an amazing experience. It was my first time there, and I have been in NH all my life. Will be coming back!!