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Boston Whale Watching Cruise

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  • Search for whales and other wildlife on a half-day tour
  • High-speed catamaran helps save time on your trip
  • Naturalist guide on board informs you about the wildlife
Boston Whale Watching Cruise
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3-hour Whale Watching Cruise departing from Boston at 10am
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3-hour Whale Watching Cruise departing from Boston at 12pm
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On this whale-watching tour, cruise out to the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary in search of humpback and fin whales, as well as harbor porpoises and Atlantic white-sided dolphins. You’ll learn about the wildlife from a naturalist guide. The high-speed catamaran helps you save time for other vacation adventures, and you can pack light, as snacks and refreshments are available for onboard purchase.

What to Expect
Make your way to the Boston’s conveniently located Central Wharf, where you’ll use your prepaid tour voucher to board a high-speed catamaran. The state-of-the-art boat allows you to access the sanctuary in just a half a day (slower boats take a full day).

Find a comfortable seat on one of three outdoor decks or inside the climate-controlled cabin. As you ride, scan the Massachusetts Bay for signs of marine life. Possible sightings include humpback whales, fin whales, minke whales, pilot whales, harbor porpoises, and Atlantic white-sided dolphins. A naturalist guide will teach you about the animals’ biology and behavior.

Pack light for the tour, as you can purchase food and beverages from an onboard snack bar. After your tour, head back to shore.
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Reviewed 4 days ago
Amazing experience!!

Had the utter pleasure of doing the four hour cruise when on holiday recently in New England. The staff were very friendly welcoming us onto the boat. The boat travels very fast and my eldest daughter and i did feel a little queasy initially but...More

2  Thank lee H
Reviewed 1 week ago
Whale of a Time!

"If you don't see whales, we'll give you a raincheck," they told us. "Whales travel alone, so you'll probably only see one at a time," they told us. "It's rare to see a Meinke whale," they told us. Well, nobody told the whales! We saw...More

1  Thank Mara H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would spend the money on this again and we will! We loved it from my husband to my 9 year old! My daughter (14) what a treat it was to hear her gasp in awe at such marvelous beautiful creatures! It’s an experience that I...More

Thank ButterfliesQueen
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great morning on the Water!

My husband & I did the Whale Watching tour our first full day in Boston. We love the water, so it was great to get out on the boat & see Boston from the water as well as get out towards the Cape. The whale...More

Thank AStalnaker
Reviewed 1 week ago
Pricey, but awesome!

I wasn't sure I wanted to spend $200 for my family to go look for whales. However, a friend recommended we take the tour and it was awesome!!! We saw whales for about an hour. We saw a momma and a baby, several surface breaches...More

Thank RoyOakley
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Brian O
12 August 2018|
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Response from LovetheBurg | Reviewed this property |
You can get the parking validated by the cruise company. You have to park in a specific garage. This is from their website The Harbor Garage, 70 E. India Row, Boston, (in front of the Aquarium plaza) - Receive $10 off the... More
7 August 2018|
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Response from David M | Reviewed this property |
Hi it can be combined with the aquarium although we just did the whale watching. We saw plenty of whales but little else. The biggest problem is the boat is packed so you need to make sure you get a good vantage point to get... More
26 July 2018|
Response from Penny C |
On our cruise, the front lower deck was the place to be!
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