Boston, Massachusetts

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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Experience the best of New England’s marine wildlife on this guided, 3-hour whale-watching cruise around the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Hop on a high-speed catamaran that gets to and from the whales in the least amount of time possible. See humpback and fin whales, plus Atlantic white-sided dolphins and harbour porpoises with the help of a naturalist guide. The on-board galley offers food and beverages for purchase during the trip.
  • Boston whale watching
  • 3-hour whale watch on a high-speed catamaran
  • Guided by a naturalist from the noted Whale Center of New England
  • Whale sightings on every whale watch

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Guaranteed whale sightings, or you'll receive a free voucher for another cruise.
Beginning at Central Wharf in Boston, hop aboard a high-speed catamaran and embark on a 3-hour whale-watching cruise to Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, a 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 naturalist from the Whale Center of New England. They will share their knowledge about the animals’ behaviors, conservation status, scientific tracking and more.

In 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.

Reviews

Viator Traveler's Reviews

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D
, Oct 2018

Have tried to see a whale for 30 years and finally saw some, not very much of them but I guess we did it!

A
, Oct 2018

Cruise does a great job to take you out far enough so that you can see lots of whales. These beautiful mammals were usually seen the most at 11, 12, 1, 2 and 3 o'clock locations from the boat. Strongly suggest you consider taking Dramamine prior to your departure, as ride out to the marine sanctuary was choppy.

D
, Sep 2018

Self, wife and daughter had taken the afternoon tour. A highspeed catamaran took us around 70 km inside the ocean to Whale Sanctuary and stayed there for about 45 minutes. We viewed score of whales up close, four whales just floated around the boatcatamaran, one of them dived just below the railings we were standing. Experience of a lifetime! Highhly recommended.

S
, Sep 2018

Amazing whale watching cruise. we saw a lot of whales, including a mother and baby! very enthusiastic guides. this is on a big catamaran so gets out fast. refreshments on board.

R
, Aug 2018

The boat operators were great and we saw lots of whales. There is a good café on board and the commentary was helpful. HOWEVER, when we arrived 45 mins early the operator had no space on the 10am trip and blamed Viator for not registering us on that trip, though did have a record that we'd paid. I don't know if it was the operator or Viator to blame, but I suggest not using Viator to book this tour.

K
, Aug 2018

Right from the time of booking tool the end of the whale watching cruise. Everything was just perfect. Thanks, Viator :)

J
, Aug 2018

Saw numerous whales and one actually swam under boat, how close can I get. Crew were very knowledgeable and shared it, 5 star experience

L
, Jul 2018

At first I was dreading this because so many people were getting the boat
But we saw so many whales it was very worth it!

T
, Jul 2018

We got to see and circle 3 whales (or be circled by??) and ended up back in Boston about 45 min later than our tour was supposed to end. It was a wonderful trip.

t
, Jul 2018

This trip was absolutely AMAZING. It was breathtaking seeing the mother Humpback and her calf. I do not agree with keeping animals/mammals in zoo's and aquariums so this trip for me, seeing the whales where they should be in their own environment was absolutely awesome!


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