This is an excellent tour which lasts about 3.5 hours. A marine biologist and an intern from the NE Aquarium discuss different aspects of whale life, e.g. migration, types and amount of food they eat, family life, etc. and were able to identify by name some of the humpbacks that we saw. Additionally during parts of the whale watch, they would walk around to see if there were any questions. They were very personable and knowledgeable.
The boat is very clean and appears well maintained. There are two decks. I believe the best viewing area is in the front of the boat since you are able to see both sides of the boat. If you sit in the back, people rush from side to side when the sighting is announced. Regardless of where you sit, make certain to bring suntan lotion and a jacket even if it is 80 degrees in the city. The food, as expected is expensive if purchased on the boat.
We were lucky and saw quite a few humpbacks! One never knows how many whales will be in the area but we had an amazing day for the number of sightings. If you don't see any, the NE Aquarium will were give you a rain check.
I thought it was a very reasonable price for length of time on a nice ferry with excellent staff and would recommend it highly.
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