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!!!
Great trip, really lovely comfortable boat and obviously the whales were the star of the show!
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.
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.
Suzyblue United Kingdom
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.
Dave United Kingdom
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!
This was a wonderful experience. The crew was very familiar with the animals that we saw and they took extra care to make sure that we had sightings!
There was a lot of whale activity the day we went. The person commentating did an awesome job. Her love and interest about the whales was very obvious !! Great time !!
Whale watching cruise was awesome! Saw about 12 whales up close and several more in the distance. Our nauralist guide was very knowledgable about the whales that we saw - their names, markings, what calf belonged to what mother, etc. I would highly recommend this cruise to anyone traveling to Boston!
Whale watching was unbelievable. I have never seen so many whales so close. Boat crew and naturalist were great. Very enjoyable. Aquarium was good also.
The trip was great and we saw so many whales we lost count. I would definately recommend a Viator Cruise to everyone. It was the highlight of our visit to Boston..
this was the highlight of our two week Salem to Cape Cop vacation! More than 1.5 hours constant contact (50 yards) with a Humpback cow and her calf!
whale watching was brilliant we saw a humpback whale called measles . trip lasted 3hours 45 mins very good value , staff very experienced and helpful .Aquarium was out of this world best i have ever seen we really enjoyed our visit
Great tour, went in late May and say 20-30 whales, mostly humpbacks but also finn. It's about an hour's travel in the boat each way, so be prepared for that, but with so many whales around, we saw a goodly number in the hour we had to watch the whales. The tour operator was well organised and recognised and dealt with the vouchers without trouble. The aquarium was also fun, and nice to have a couple of hours off the boat. Note, there were not too many places to eat around Central Quay, although there were simple snacks on the boat to keep you going.