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Whale Watch Cruise

Price: $65.00
This tour operates from March to November.
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Whale Watch Cruise

Don't miss this exciting Boston whale watching tour in a high-speed catamaran!

Whales cruise off the New England coast from April to November, gathering at the major feeding grounds off the Massachusetts coast. These huge mammals reach more than 65 feet in length. Even a fleeting glimpse is a thrilling and very memorable experience. Among the species that can be seen are finback, humpback, minke and right whales. These Northern Hemisphere humpbacks reach an average weight of about 37 tons and are among the most endangered. It is estimated that only eight percent of their original population remains.

The high-speed catamarans used for this tour are the fastest, most comfortable way to view the ocean's most fascinating and magnificent creatures. Getting you to and from the whales in less time means you get to spend more time actually watching them. The awe-inspiring sight of these majestic, giant creatures breaching and spouting nearby is more than exciting. The World Wildlife Fund named Massachusetts as one of the world's top ten whale-watching spots.

Set sail for the whale watch experience of a lifetime. Your destination: Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary, a rich feeding ground for whales, dolphins, sea birds and other marine creatures. You'll have a good chance to view several different species of large whales, including humpbacks, finbacks, minkes, pilot whales, and the critically endangered right whales. On this tour, you may also see white sided dolphins, which are found only in the North Atlantic. You'll learn about these amazing creatures from New England Aquarium naturalists, who are always on board to share knowledge, answer your questions, and explain the mind-blowing behaviors of these truly magnificent mammals.

The catamarans feature three outside decks for optimum viewing capability. Inside, you'll find climate-controlled cabin space with cushioned seating, tables, state-of-the-art sound and video systems, and a galley offering snacks and beverages for purchase.

Professional researchers from the Whale Center of New England, the region's foremost authority on whale populations, are onboard for every trip to provide narration. Want to feel what it's like to join them? Then this is the tour for you!

Shore Excursion Size
Standard Group
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic, Water
Shore Excursion Duration
3 Hours
Activity Level
Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From
A 5 to 10 minute taxi ride (not included, approximately $10 US each way) from the cruise pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible rubber soled shoes for walking on the boat. Guests should bring a light sweater or jacket, sunglasses, a hat, and sunscreen.
Restrictions
Guests must be able to step on and off the boat. There are steps required to access the upper deck.
5 Stars5Based On 11 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsWorth the ticket priceAugust 23, 2019

Reviewer: Tim
Yes, we actually saw whales! The tour boat and staff was great. We would take this tour again.

5 StarsWhale of a TimeJuly 25, 2019

Reviewer: Lillia
First off I have to tell you the customer service for this tour was first class. I called the number listed in my ticket printout an they quickly resolved my problem.... my cruise ship was rescheduled to dock 7 hours late so I would miss the morning Whale Tour. They moved me to an afternoon tour an all was well. The boat doesn’t seem crowded at all until the first whale is spotted. Then all 60 people press to the railing on one side of the ship with everyone is jockeying to see. (I learned if you go to the top deck it is a lot less crowded.) We saw 8 minke whales, a pod of dolphins, a grey seal, and 5 humpback whales. Several were females just napping and occasionally waving a fin at us. The male was playful and we did get to see him breach once. You won’t be dissatisfied with this tour. The Biologist know their stuff so if there are whales, they will find them.

5 StarsWhale Watch TourMay 27, 2019

Reviewer: Debbie
We saw whales! What a great outing. The naturalist on board was excellent! Made our day!

5 StarsReviewSeptember 26, 2018

Reviewer: Sandi & Ralph Terry
Terrific & informative trip where we saw (7) humpback whales playing for over an hour Great job by the crew !

5 StarsWhale Watch CruiseJuly 30, 2018

Reviewer: Nancy Dobbs
The boat ride was very nice but long. We saw lots of whales moving in and out of the water and the naturalist spotted them for us. Lots of information and beautiful scenery.

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