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New England Aquarium Whale Watch

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New England Aquarium, Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
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Fantastic!!

Hands down, best cruise I have ever been on. We saw a bunch of whales and dolphins. There were 5... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
geminijack14
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Indescribable!

I went on this trip with my husband, 8 year old son, and 85 year old grandmother. We went on 5/11... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jessica S
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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...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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New England Aquarium, Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Hands down, best cruise I have ever been on. We saw a bunch of whales and dolphins. There were 5 in one group alone. Very informative crew and captain. The boat itself it a big catamaran. 3 levels, tables and chairs below, full bar, snacks,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went on this trip with my husband, 8 year old son, and 85 year old grandmother. We went on 5/11, and the weather was a little chilly out on the water, but sunny. The ride was a little rocky, and my son was feeling...More

Thank Jessica S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was reading about these cruises on TripAdvisor but it wasn’t on the top of my list. Thought it might be cold and we might not see anything. Weather changed and it became +28C recently so could not really blame cold as an excuse not to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was raining that day so we had to have an indoor attraction in boston. My family already visited the aquarium in montray so the competition was very hard. And we did like the place. The main sea life aquarium was great. The Dragon fish...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have done a number of different whale trips and this one of our favorites. Our expert guide provided lots of insight on the whales, seals, and dolphins that we were seeing, information on how the changes in environment are influencing their lives. On our...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We saw a lot whales and dolphins. They also take pix which we can access on their blog. Hard to take pix when boat rocks. It was cool so dress warm. Stay on middle deck. Everyone goes to top. Easier to go from side to...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

They guarantee you see whales and you do. We used the go Boston card and were able to sign up a few days in advance. The tour guides were helpful and knowledgeable. One tour guide said my 5 year old was the first person to...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

The trip takes around 3 hours, though sometimes longer depending on where the whales are. The first hour is just getting out into the ocean and to the feeding/breeding ground. Then you are directed to where the whales are using a clock face (i.e. "at...More

Thank Xe96
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Very nice aquarium with knowledgeable staff. Lots of interactive sections - sharks& stingrays tanks and crustacean tank. Lots of talks by aquarium staff through the day.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Very easy to find. Get off at the Aquarium stop on the T and on the side of the Aquarium, in front of the water, you will see the sign for Boston Harbor Cruises ticket sales and the Whale Watching tour sign, where you line...More

1  Thank tinaNtravel
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txgbfan
18 May 2018|
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Response from Xe96 | Reviewed this property |
Yes - there is a ramp down to the boat and it is level from the pontoon onto the boat.
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Krystal R
31 August 2017|
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Response from vman09 | Reviewed this property |
The entire trip took about 4 hours... 1.5 hrs out, hour or so with the whales, and 1.5 hours back. Well worth it..
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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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