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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
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3-hour Whale Watching Cruise departing from Boston at 10am
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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 (586)
1 - 5 of 128 reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
So crowded

The boat is so crowded we couldn't get near the railing to see anything. From inside it's a crap shoot what side the whales will be on. We technically saw whales but nothing exciting or very close. If you are tall enough to see over...More

Thank Foreverpurple
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Awesome experience

We went with 4 people and it was a great choice! I recommend getting there early to secure a good seat but worth it. You can buy snacks and drinks while out to sail which are not too over priced. I would definitely recommend this...More

1  Thank Melissa R
Reviewed 5 days ago
Excellent whale watch

Weather perfect; sea calm and plenty of whales seen What is more perfect is that! Yes, you do to have be lucky both in terms of the weather and the whales, but that is mother nature! When in Boston and the whales being so close,...More

1  Thank Shipwrecked49
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Check the weather first

I love whales and i had high hopes for it. Unfortunately the weather was not so good, a lot of people were sick on the boat and it was crowded... It took us about one and a jalf hour to see the first whale and...More

Thank Gregoire H
Reviewed 1 week ago
A good trip worth experiencing

Whilst this is a good trip to experience if you are visiting Boston, it is worth checking the sea conditions before booking. We were only told once boarding the boat that the trip may have to turn back if the sea was too rough and...More

Thank nikki b
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11 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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