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Boston Whale Watching Cruise

  • 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
Boston Whale Watching Cruise
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3-hour Whale Watching Cruise departing from Boston at 1:30pm
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3-hour Whale Watching Cruise departing from Boston at 9am
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3-hour Whale Watching Cruise departing from Boston at 10am
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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 yesterday via mobile

We had a truly incredible experience! We went out on the 11a.m. cruise on a Tuesday. It was 95 degrees that day, so a perfect day to be out on the ocean where it was much cooler! Winds were slow, no high waves. We saw...More

Thank Jill C
Reviewed yesterday
Fantastic Views of Fin and Humpback Whales

I would highly recommend this cruise for anyone going to Boston. It took a good 4 hours but if seeing a whale is on your bucket list, it was well worth it. Close up views of Fin and Humpback whales. The boat tour guide was...More

Thank Dan B
Reviewed 2 days ago
Whale watching

Had a great tour whale watching. One area of the boat was enclosed and air conditioned which was nice as we went in the middle of a heatwave. The ride out to the sanctuary was about an hour. They do sell snacks and drinks on...More

Thank lynmarwy
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great afternoon out on the high speed catamaran. We saw about 5 different hump back whales some of them really close to the boat. The staff (thanks Colin) took their time to come and speak to all the guests and explain more about whales and...More

Thank LondonRhino
Reviewed 6 days ago
One of best tours ever been on

I never ever take tours. But hot day in Boston, had a day free, thought how bad could it be to spend four hours on the water? Expected the worst. What a great surprise! Boat was great, interesting views of Boston Harbor and Harbor Islands...More

6  Thank mjabrams2016
BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi mjabrams2016! Thanks so much for the review, we appreciate it! We're happy to hear that you saw so many whales "doing their thing" (that gave us a good chuckle)!

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Response from TheeandMe | Reviewed this property |
Perfect time - whales in the area tend to be around from May-September I think. I don’t think there’s any particular best time - we were on the 11am trip but I know whales have been spotted on nearly all trips! You’ll love... More
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