We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

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
From US$57.75
Check Availability
  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Important Information
  • Reviews
  • Q&A
Select Date and Travellers
10am TourMost Popular
3-hour Whale Watching Cruise departing from Boston at 10am
From US$57.75
12pm Tour
3-hour Whale Watching Cruise departing from Boston at 12pm
From US$57.75
2:30pm Tour
3-hour Whale Watching Cruise departing from Boston at 2:30pm
From US$57.75
Show 5 more

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.
Reviews (610)
1 - 5 of 149 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fantastic! Whales and dolphins!!

Beautiful October afternoon. The weather was nice. We saw several whales and dolphins. The comments were very informative.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chiara S
Reviewed 3 February 2019
Lot's of whales! Great memories

Great day, lot's of whales, I'll go back this year. Lot's of whales, I recommend to take video. Whales get pretty close. Got to see a large number of humpback whales. Also you get a nice view of the city near the harbor, be sure...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank sof_a185
Reviewed 17 January 2019
Very informative well worth the money

Saw several whales and appreciated the information that was provided about the whales. I had a little sea sickness at the start of the trip but they provided lozenges that helped and it got better. Wonderful overall experience.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank monkie7
Reviewed 16 January 2019
Good Day on Water

Went out and it was a beautiful day. We saw several whales, and the crew was very informative. Learned quite a bit. Worth the trip.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Elaine P
Reviewed 15 January 2019
Highlight of our trip to Boston

Our family really enjoyed this cruise. We appreciated the time we spent out with the whales and managed to see several. It was a great experience!

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank murielcu
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
nancy o
22 March 2019|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Chrisneoh69 | Reviewed this property |
yes. season from March to November when they migrate south again. we saw plenty of whales when we went end Oct but was a bit cold out there.
nancy o
22 March 2019|
Response from nancy o |
will i see whales in june
15 March 2019|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Mike F | Reviewed this property |
There are tours other than weekends. My tour lasted nearly 4 hours.