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New England Aquarium Whale Watch

#3 of 41 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Boston Features Animals
New England Aquarium, Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
+1 617-973-5281
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Whale watching

The company/ people are very accommodating. Long trip out but worth seeing the big beautiful... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Joselyn E
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Great Whale Sightings

Far exceeded our expectations. No sooner did we reach the marine sanctuary then an adolescent... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Boston's best whale watch! Experience whales as only the New England Aquarium can present them! Our experienced marine biologists tell you all about these majestic creatures and the other inhabitants of Stellwagen Bank onboard the only fast catamaran in Boston designed specifically for whale watching! Whale sightings are guaranteed on this family fun adventure!
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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New England Aquarium, Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
Downtown
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+1 617-973-5281

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The company/ people are very accommodating. Long trip out but worth seeing the big beautiful majestic hunch back whales. It was well worth it! I had so much fun with my Best friend. I recommend it to anyone visiting to go see the whales! Great...More

Thank Joselyn E
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Far exceeded our expectations. No sooner did we reach the marine sanctuary then an adolescent humpback breached the water. All in all we were amongst over 20 humpbacks. A phenomenal trip.

Thank xxx998877
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We didn't see many whales, which isn't NE Aquariums fault. It is their fault that the boat is overcrowded. There were about 500 people on the boat but there is not enough seating for everyone so you have two options...claim a seat right away but...More

1  Thank Sarah T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wow. What can I say I was hoping to see whales when we left and boy did we. The boat trip was fun but I love boating. Being a sweat shirt or wind breaker if your sitting outside. We traveled about an hour when the...More

Thank LCITARELLA
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a great whale watch. The ticket says it's three hours long but it's actually about four. We went on the 5pm trip, so we not only saw whales (at least six close up and many more in the distance) but we also saw the...More

1  Thank WanderingMom33
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Well worth the trip and cost. We got very lucky and saw multiple whales, including one which repeatedly breached out of the water very close to our boat. Simply amazing to watch. Nice boat ride too, ideal for those who enjoy being out on the...More

Thank BigSur707
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

While we did not have a good time on this whale watch, there were circumstances that were not necessarily the fault of the staff. First off, we were with a field trip full of teens. We were barely out to sea before they started to...More

1  Thank KMurr66
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It took four hours to go on this tour. It is well worth the money and time. We traveled an hour to get there by boat. We saw 10 different whales. One even swam under our boat. A guide f egg om the aquarium spotted...More

Thank kathyloveshotel
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must for everyone. The view of the city from the harbor is spectacular. The whale watching was tremendous. We saw up to 8 whales so close we could almost touch them, well, maybe not but it was a trip to remember for...More

Thank janeun26
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and I had a great time learning about whales from our knowledgeable guides and then watching them. I would definitely do this again-but do bring a much warmer coat than you think you might need. 😉

Thank MSSmith217
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Lindalu1000
3 July 2017|
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Response from 411glennr | Reviewed this property |
I agree with cswd2014. Morning or afternoon should be about the same. Take a jacket, because whether it's warm or not in port it's much cooler out on the water.
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Mandrews905
18 May 2017|
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Response from Ssc3201 | Reviewed this property |
4 hour trip plus I'd wait in line for boat on weekends at least 1 hour before trip
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GrandmaJ2007
15 May 2017|
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Response from MineBM | Reviewed this property |
The weather is warmer than in April but a light coat or windbreaker is useful. Yes, June is excellent for watching whales. Enjoy!!!!
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