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Boston Whale Watching Cruise

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Highlights
  • Search for whales and other wildlife on a half-day tour
  • High-speed catamaran helps save time on your trip
  • Naturalist guide on board informs you about the wildlife
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Boston Whale Watching Cruise
From US$55.65
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3-hour Whale Watching Cruise departing from Boston at 10am
US$55.65
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3-hour Whale Watching Cruise departing from Boston at 12pm
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3-hour Whale Watching Cruise departing from Boston at 2:30pm
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Overview

On this whale-watching tour, cruise out to the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary in search of humpback and fin whales, as well as harbor porpoises and Atlantic white-sided dolphins. You’ll learn about the wildlife from a naturalist guide. The high-speed catamaran helps you save time for other vacation adventures, and you can pack light, as snacks and refreshments are available for onboard purchase.

What to Expect
Make your way to the Boston’s conveniently located Central Wharf, where you’ll use your prepaid tour voucher to board a high-speed catamaran. The state-of-the-art boat allows you to access the sanctuary in just a half a day (slower boats take a full day).

Find a comfortable seat on one of three outdoor decks or inside the climate-controlled cabin. As you ride, scan the Massachusetts Bay for signs of marine life. Possible sightings include humpback whales, fin whales, minke whales, pilot whales, harbor porpoises, and Atlantic white-sided dolphins. A naturalist guide will teach you about the animals’ biology and behavior.

Pack light for the tour, as you can purchase food and beverages from an onboard snack bar. After your tour, head back to shore.
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Saw humpbacks; rough sea

We were warned before we left the dock... the 10am tour had been cancelled for rough seas. We embarked on the tour at noon ... it was crowded, seating outside was limited and inside looked like an infirmary (if you weren’t seasick before going in...More

2  Thank Rebecca F
BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Rebecca F and thanks for your very informative review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your whale watch trip without feeling the effects of sea sickness! We appreciate your taking the time to share your experience with us!

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Fantastic experience with Great Narration

Definitely a great experience. Rich the cruise narrator is a highlight. I would highly recommend this trip. We saw too many whales and dolphins to count.

1  Thank jtrippttu
Reviewed 4 days ago
the best experience ever

We bought the combo ticket offering for a small discount a joint visit to the Aquarium (also recommended) and the Whale watching experience. It was incredible! The cruise took almost 4 hours and we saw many dolphins, at least two types of whales and an...More

Thank Manuela C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Fantastic!

Recommended! We have tried to see whales 3 previous times in USA and never seen a thing! This tour was FANTASTIC! Saw lots of whales from a small distance but then one massive humpback took a liking to our vessel and didn’t about 30 mins...More

Thank Linda C
BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your review Linda C! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your Whale Watch with us and appreciate your feedback!

Reviewed 1 week ago
fantastic trip

Really good trip which was about 3-4 hours. Saw plenty of whales and the biologist on board was very informative. Food and snacks on board and plenty of room to view the whales. The crew also take photos of any sea life that you can...More

4  Thank Drewwolf
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Dreamer24619
24 September 2018|
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Response from jtrippttu | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the tour runs March to November and they only run when the whales are near Boston.
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Barbara S
23 September 2018|
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Response from mjabrams2016 | Reviewed this property |
Whales travel to subtropical waters in late autumn to breed but still will be off Boston coast mid-September. Catamarans hold about 300 people but plenty of room. As previous commenter suggested, check out Boston Harbor... More
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