- 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
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.
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.
Great trip, saw lots of whales.
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.
This has to be done, the whales come close to the boat, it was a wonderful experience as i had never done this before.
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
If you're in Boston don't miss this!! The whales were very active the day that we went out.... diving, a few breaches... just amazing. The New England Aquarium staff was very knowledgeable and interesting. I would go again. Thanks for a wonderful experience!!
This was the highlight of our trip. Seeing the humpbacks up close was amazing and the Aquarium is a must see. Definitely a value for the price. However, I highly recommend if anyone has issues with sea sickness to take something before. Our youngest son didn't have as much fun as the rest of the family. Simply wonderful!
Brilliant! - both the whale watching trip and the aquarium.
The whale tour was fabulous!