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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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Awesome whale watching!

I went with my mother and college and high school sons. It was a great day all around. Weather... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2016
Kristine Z
Colgate, Wisconsin
via mobile
Was lucky to see a pod of 9 whales, a mother and calf too!

Went on a busy summer Saturday and the boat was pretty much full, to standing room (so scout and... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2016
Toronto ON CAN
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New England Aquarium, Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
+1 617-973-5281

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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

I went with my mother and college and high school sons. It was a great day all around. Weather was beautiful, and we saw many pods of whales. Staff were helpful and cared about people and whales. We left at 3pm. Even with hot weather,...More

Thank Kristine Z
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Went on a busy summer Saturday and the boat was pretty much full, to standing room (so scout and grab your seat quick). The ferry out of the harbour is scenic and you can get some nice harbour and city line photos. After leaving the...More

Thank herroyalmelness
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Cruise was relaxing and picturesque. Saw a lot of whales, so much so that the crew were amazed! The kids enjoyed it, though four hours is a lot for the younger kids to take. Recommend motion sickness meds before you go just in case and...More

Thank Familyoffive04
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Great tour, done it before and would do it again. Can be busy so be prepared to stand on trip there and back. Took just under 4 hrs in total

Thank Phil L
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

If you are invested marine wildlife conservation and preserving delicate marine ecosystems, you do not take a 300-passenger catamaran, six times a day, and claim to be doing "research." The most you can do this way is to count how many whales are there until...More

Thank Cherry C
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Well done...lots of information on the whales by the naturalist. Saw many whales...humpbacks and fin whales. Close enough to appreciate the size. Highly recommend this trip!

Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Reading the other positive reviews, I think we've just been unlucky with a very choppy ocean making people sick on board. Being unlucky with weather is one thing but the staff's 'management' of the situation was not good. The weather was beautiful and we were...More

3  Thank mtenbrink
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Appalling line management. We got there early for 2 pm tour. We, and others, were turned away and told not to return to get in line until 1:30. They told us we could not line up until then. By that time there was a mob...More

Thank nottellingname
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We had an amazing time getting to see three humpback whales on our tour. The whales came up right next to our boat and then swam underneath our boat before surfacing again on the other side. Staff was extremely friendly and interactive. Had an amazing...More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 4 August 2016

This was a great day out and worth the money. It atkes about an hour to get to the area and then you all scan the sea for the spray of water from a blow hole! Plenty of time in the area and lots of...More

Thank 1802Anna
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How long does this last?
18 May 2017|
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
What is the weather like for mid June 2017? Suggestions for apparel? Is this a good time for whale watching?
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!!!!
How is parking near by?
22 April 2017|
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Response from Ssc3201 | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking garage right at the aquarium, and lots not far away in the north end or across the greenway near Faneuil hall.