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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
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.
Guests must be able to step on and off the boat. There are steps required to access the upper deck.
5 Stars5Based On 9 Reviews Review This Tour
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.

5 StarsWhale Watching.....yes!October 23, 2017

Reviewer: judith webster
Loved this excursion. The information given by marine experts on the boat was very good and we learned new things. Also, got to see more wildlife than just the whales, so very interesting & exciting.

5 StarsGreat Whale Watch Cruise!!!October 09, 2017

Reviewer: Maria Celia
It was a foggy Boston morning, our cruise left port on time. Within a few minutes our crew spotted the first whale. We stopped to take a look, quite a sight!!! On our next stop we saw more whales. I am glad our family took this tour!

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