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Boston Whale Watching Cruise

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  • 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$55.65
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3-hour Whale Watching Cruise departing from Boston at 12pm
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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.
Reviews (601)
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What an absolute pleasure it was to get tickets for this. Incredible experience getting to see the whales so close. Absolutely recommend

Thank sarahjev
Reviewed 1 week ago
Left me awed and humbled!

We were so excited to take this cruise, I'd never been whale-watching and was looking forward to it so much...I was not disappointed!!! The Captain of the boat was excellent, amazing at navigating the waters, the crew were wonderfully knowledgeable, it felt safe and fun...More

1  Thank andrean311
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Staff

I was there in April and took this tour. It was chilly but the inside cabin was great to warm up in. There was plenty of room for everyone to walk around comfortable. The staff was very knowledgeable. We did see a few whales but...More

Thank KauaiLover444
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Too crowded for whale watching cruise

honestly, I love whales and I was looking forward to this, but I didn't realize when I booked, there would be almost 400 people on this boat!!! whale watch tours should not be this big - there is not enough room on the top of...More

5  Thank Jamie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Late season but still plenty of whales.

Left boston Harbour at 12 and within the hour we spotted a school of 200 Atlantic dolphins. A half hour later and we had been close to 6 different whales. Being early November, the boat was not packed so viewing was good. Wonderful experience.

Thank Olegunner131pjs
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10 October 2018|
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Response from jtrippttu | Reviewed this property |
The ship does not use sonar. There are just enough whales in the area during the tour months to guarantee whales will spotted. Whales are easy to spot visually. Hope this helps.
Manuel G
30 September 2018|
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Response from Intrepid_So_Traveler | Reviewed this property |
As I recall, there were boats leaving every 90 minutes
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