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Newburyport Whale Watch

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Each of our whale watching tours is a unique experience. An approximately 4 hour tour takes our passengers quickly and comfortably into the Atlantic Ocean to see some of the largest animals on the planet in their natural habitat. All trips are...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
54 Merrimac St, Downtown Newburyport Pier, Newburyport, MA 01950-4704
+1 978-499-0832
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

This was a slower boat that the "jets" out of Boston, but didn't have quite so far to go, and there was no issue of being blown around on the deck by the wind. And there were lots of whales (around Sept. 1). Humpbacks, a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bruce C
Reviewed 6 November 2018

We had a great time with the crew of the Newburyport Wale Watch. We saw several whale varieties which made the trip very exciting. We had beautiful weather so this would have been a great boat trip even if we hadn't seen any whales.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Cincinnati-Vic
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

We had a stunning trip! We saw about 15 different hump backs, 5 minkes 10 dolphins and a sun fish! One whale - Spoon - was with her calf and a group of 4 sleeping together then flippering for ages. The captain was amazing at...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Caroline T
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

My fiance and I recently went on a whale sighting cruise, and it was amazing. We saw so many different types of marine life! It was an experience I'll never forget. Amy, our naturalist, was very knowledgeable.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Erin H
Reviewed 29 August 2018

A nice 4 hour cruise that took about one hour to really get out into the ocean. Great sightings of dolphins, porpoises and humpbacks. Several humpbacks were putting on a show with their fins splashing, almost like synchronized fin-slashing! Also breaching close to the boat,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David E
Reviewed 26 August 2018

I was going to arrange a whale watch tour out of Gloucester, MA for my extended family who had assembled for a family wedding in Salisbury, but a brother persuaded me to book with Newburyport Whale Watch instead. Even the grumpy skeptics admitted that they...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DrQuincy53
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

I have been on many whale watches in the past but this was the best ever. I kn ok w that the boat can"t predict the whales behaviour but we saw everything possible. There was a mother and calf playing in the water with another...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Our sea trip lasted 4 hours. Whales that day were a little shy but the crew gave the maximum. We made nice filming, very hard to take a photo shot. Beware of sunburn and don't forget to go around in Newburyport, very nice town to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank franck69890
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

It was our first time, we purchased a Groupon and made reservations online.The day was sunny and got to see different types of whales.The boat was clean.Staff was informational and friendly.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

This was a very educational adventure. We had our 7 year old grand-daughter who truly enjoyed the experience. We ended up watching 4 separate whales. The naturalist on board was very informative about the whales and the Captain of the boat ensured that all aboard...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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5 August 2018|
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Response from allieoop142 | Reviewed this property |
I think it’s between five and ten miles out, and then back. Takes a little over an hour each way.
Linda K
28 July 2018|
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Response from mhoff1993 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are. In fact there were two handicapped people on our adventure.
Reham D
24 November 2017|
Response from allieoop142 |
No matter the season you should come prepared with many layers when you go on the water! Even in July it can get chilly out there. You can absolutely have a group of 5-10 people go together as long as the date/time has... More