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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 39 Reviews

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  • Location:Boston, Massachusetts
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Boston Super Saver: Whale-Watching Cruise plus Admission to New England Aquarium

Experience the best of New England’s marine wildlife on this Super Saver combo tour. Enjoy a 3-hour whale-watching cruise around the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. See humpback and fin whales, plus Atlantic white-sided dolphins and harbour porpoises with the help of a naturalist guide. Then discover more than 800 marine animals under one roof at the New England Aquarium. From seals and sea lions to sea turtles and stingrays, it’s one of the premier visitor attractions in Boston.

Highlights

  • Discover New England's wildlife with this Boston Super Saver
  • Enjoy a scenic 3-hour whale-watching cruise around Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
  • Spot humpback whales, fin whales, Atlantic white-sided dolphins, and harbor porpoises with the help of your naturalist guide
  • Explore fascinating marine exhibits and get up close to sharks, stingrays, penguins, and more at the world-famous New England Aquarium

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

If you live in a landlocked area, definitely take this tour. You’ll see some marine animals that you may never have the chance to see again! Great for families, independents and couples. Bring a good-quality camera because you’ll definitely want nice photos to look back on.

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What You Can Expect

Boston Super Saver: Whale-Watching Cruise plus Admission to New England Aquarium

Boston Whale Watching Cruise and Admission to New England Aquarium

Beginning at Central Wharf in Boston, hop on a high-speed catamaran and embark on a 3-hour whale-watching cruise to Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, an 842-square-mile stretch of open water at the mouth of Massachusetts Bay that serves as a rich feeding ground for whales, dolphins, sea birds and more.

From the ship’s three outdoor decks, view humpback, fin, minke and pilot whales, plus Atlantic white-sided dolphins, harbour porpoises and more with the help of a trained naturalist. Between whale sightings, relax in the comfortable, climate-controlled indoor cabin, which features state-of-the-art sound and video systems, the New England Aquarium Education Station and a galley offering food and beverages for purchase.

This Boston Super Saver also includes admission to the world-renowned New England Aquarium. Informative and entertaining live animal presentations happen here every day, allowing visitors to get up close and personal with their favorite aquatic animals. Watch fur seals interact with their trainers. See sea stars, sea urchins, sea lions and sea dragons, not to mention snails, hermit crabs, horseshoe crabs, shorebirds, lobsters, goosefish, octopus, piranhas, anacondas, salmon and many more.

The largest “touch tank” on the East Coast features more than 100 animals, including cownose rays, Atlantic Rays and sharks, and the centerpiece exhibit, a cylindrical 200,000-gallon Giant Ocean Tank featuring turtles, sharks, eels, stingrays, tarpon and many more.

Customer Reviews

Georgette F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Fantastic Tour - lovely Boat - really comfortable. We saw about 50 - 80 hump back and a few others.... It was amazing activity. The guides were amazed themselves!!!

Helen W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great trip, really lovely comfortable boat and obviously the whales were the star of the show!

Alexander J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

LOts of humbacks, also minkes. acquarium is a gem

Ulrich S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was an amazing tour. I booked this tour for mid of October which is near the end of the season and surely not optimal. Nevertheless, we saw many hunchbacks with calfs very close to our boat. The guide knew the animals by their appearance and told us really interesting facts on our way back to Boston. I really enjoyed the trip. However, be sure to have very warm clothes. It's getting unbelievable cold once you leave the harbor area.

Jay A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This has been one of the best tours my wife and I have taken in a long time. We arrived at 9:15 am a bit early and the tour company, Boston Harbor Cruise had a representative at the wharf to talk with us. At 9:30 am we loaded the fabulous ship with two hulls and waited for our departure. The captain and staff continually announced that the seas were rather choppy with sea's of 6 - 10 ft and if you felt uncomfortable to please stay outside of you may want to come back another day. We of course stayed and stood on the bow the entire time. Dun was strong and sea's choppy with wind in your face. Trip to the whales took 1 1/2 hours and we encountered over 100 whales during our journey. The biologist explaining to us all said this was the largest whale watch she had ever seen. Pods of 25 - 30 St a time. The whales were breaching causing huge spashes of water, the cries of the whales were heard, and the bow holes making sounds throughout. I can't promise you will see this many whales again, but I can promise there is no better tour then this. Since the whales were so plentiful, the captain and staff made our journey in 4 1/2 hours. We have been to Alaska and never saw this many whales. You might want to come in September since the whales are feeding and getting ready for their journey south.
After the whale watch we toured the New England Aquarium and just loved the aquarium as well. Very well laid out and do interesting. Had a lot of giant turtles. The penguin exhibit was the best we have seen any where. Please don't miss this tour. Viator pricing is fabulous. Just the normal cost for an adult to enter the aquarium is 29.95. Buy the combo ad we did and you won't be disappointed.
Thank you Viator for bringing this tour to the public.

Lacey A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We had such a fun time watching the whales. We saw 4 Humpbacks whales 3 adults and a calf. I could have watched them for hours. The crew was very knowledgeable about the whales and were able to identify them by their flukes.

Suzyblue United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great trip, saw lots of whales.

Would recommend!

David T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The whale-watching is fabulous - I have now done this twice and had the privilege of seeing humpback whales and their calfs close up to the boat. Also lucky enough to see a fin whale, second largest of all whales. And really enjoyed the aquarium - interesting, well laid-out and informative.

Dave United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This has to be done, the whales come close to the boat, it was a wonderful experience as i had never done this before.

ricoblesed

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We got cancel due to weather, went out on the first tour the following day, the swells where 2 to 3 feet it made it a bumpy ride lots of people got sick but its an amazing trip, wish we had encounter more than one whale but even the one we encounter was amazing to see, The crew is amazing helpful and cooperative specially with those who get sick

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