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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 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.
Reviews (608)
1 - 5 of 147 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
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
Thank monkie7
Reviewed 3 days ago
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
Thank Elaine P
Reviewed 4 days ago
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
Thank murielcu
Reviewed 5 days ago
Fantastic and lots of whales!

This was a great afternoon out in the ocean. We saw several whales. Although just note that the bow gets very crowded and people don't tend to move so with little kids it is hard for them to see them from there. The captains typically...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Z3236NAsarahp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wow. Unbelieveable

One of the highlights of our visit to Boston. The hour and half boat ride to the Shellenswagon Marine Bank was a bit bumpy, but in the end it was well worth it. Whales galore, and many close up to our boat. The guide was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank msoz45
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14 January 2019|
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Response from nikki b | Reviewed this property |
The total trip took around 3-4 hours. A lot of time is spent getting to and from where the whales are. We were pleased to see a family of hump back whales but not only do you have to wait in turn for other boats to move... More
Julie S
9 January 2019|
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Response from John M | Reviewed this property |
Contrary to an earlier post you are NOT guaranteed to see whales, neither are you guaranteed that the tour will even take place as it is weather dependent.
7 January 2019|
Response from darryl h | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but was told no. I go in September
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