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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.


  • 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

Lou Ann F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was the most amazing trip!! We left on a 10:00 am tour out to Stellwagon bank. It was scheduled to be a 3 hour trip, and they told us we would be out there longer, there was no rush, we were out to find whales!!. Our Naturalist Rich and our Captain Earl of the Aurora were amazing! We saw about 15 whales breaching in various stages, chin breach, tail breach, spinning breach.......At one point 6 whales were up simultaneously!! I stopped trying to take pictures and just marveled at what was going on around me! A truly remarkable experience. The education they provided was wonderful, their knowledge and love of these animals was awesome. I would highly recommend this trip with Boston Harbor Cruises. I would absolutely do this again!! If you doubt this just check out their web site and see the photos that Rich took!!

Marian H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

This was my first whale-watching opportunity, and it was amazing! Our naturalist guide was very informative, the boat was comfortable and just the right size, and we saw lot of whales! They were surfacing, diving, and playing all around the boat. The aquarium is top-notch. Lots of beautiful and interesting exhibits. A great day overall!

Kimberly A United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

A great trip. I would recommend this to anyone who has 1/2 day to see the wonderful whales. We saw quite a few Humpbacks. The Tour guides were amazing and provided great information.

Sharon H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Fantastic outing. Beautiful day and whales jumping out of the water. Even the staff were amazed.

Jochen A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Grossartige Tour. Das Boot hatte reichlich power und war schon ein Erlebnis für sich. Die Serviceangebote waren ausreichend.
Doch das wichtigste, wir haben reichlich Wale gesehen und die Erklärungen der Tourleitung waren sehr informativ und hilfreich. Diese Tour ist absolut empfehlenswert.
Sollten mal wieder erwartend keine Wale zu sehen sein, hätte es sogar einen Voucher für eine weitere Tour gegeben.

peggy m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

It was awesome. Saw so many whales the crew was fantastic. best 4 hours ever and got to share the experience with my friends.

Deborah S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Fabulous trip. Saw lots of whales weather was great . Everyone on the boat was very nice and helpful. They seemed to know a great deal about the whales and were happy to share their knowledge

Christopher S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Natasekhar N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Pradeep L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We and #39;re adults but whale watching was the best part of our first Boston trip. The tour guarantees you see a whale or you get a voucher to come back anytime. We saw 3 adults and 3 humpback calves. Absolutely breathtaking and so close to the boat. Skip the aquarium if you and #39;ve been to a big one before.

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