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New England Aquarium Whale Watch

#3 of 41 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Boston Features Animals
New England Aquarium, Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
+1 617-973-5281
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Better than I expected

So I came up to Boston for a combo of the New England Aquarium and whale watching. I've done whale... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2016
Richard C
via mobile

We didn't get to see the whales but the captain was very careful and decided to turn around. Just... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2016
Cody, Wyoming
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Boston's best whale watch! Experience whales as only the New England Aquarium can present them! Our experienced marine biologists tell you all about these majestic creatures and the other inhabitants of Stellwagen Bank onboard the only fast catamaran in Boston designed specifically for whale watching! Whale sightings are guaranteed on this family fun adventure!
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
New England Aquarium, Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
+1 617-973-5281

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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

So I came up to Boston for a combo of the New England Aquarium and whale watching. I've done whale watching at several places on the Atlantic and the Pacific coasts. Some of those trips were amazing! I wasn't expecting much from this whale trip...More

2  Thank Richard C
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We didn't get to see the whales but the captain was very careful and decided to turn around. Just because his clients were disappointed he decided what was safe for his clients. I appreciated his/her knowledge of the water

Thank davinciwdcdt
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Excellent tour! The whale naturalist was very educated and we saw tons of Whales. The captain was great too! HE really got us up close to see the whales. And no matter what side of the ship you were on, we saw tons of them....More

Thank William H
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We took the boat from the wharf due to the good reviews. The guides are helpful and the boat looks for whales and will go to them when they are spotted. The water does get rougher out at sea when the boat is going slower....More

Thank EmVeee
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Our family consisted of 2 adults and 4 children, ages 17,14,10 & 5. We chose the early cruise ( ck it out, the early cruise is much cheaper) upon exiting the harbor another boat lost control and collided with our boat as well as 2...More

1  Thank enrichmentacademy
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We booked with New England Whale watch as they had good reviews throughout . There service is outstanding and they make an effort to take the trip further to enhance the experience of marine life. They are very familiar with the parts of the sea...More

Thank Maryam I
Reviewed 15 August 2016

90 minutes due east of downtown Boston we found ourselves in a pod of 20-30 humpback whales. It was an amazing site with lots of breaching and flipper waving. Crew did a great job describing the whales and explaining their behavior. Wear appropriate clothing for...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 14 August 2016

This was an outstanding experience. The boat itself was very nice. It was substantial enough in size that it cruised well out on the ocean. It had comfortable amenities, a snack bar, and had lots of seasick remedies if we needed them. We did not...More

Thank musicman513
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We were in town visiting colleges and needed something different after walking all over town on the Freedom Trail the day before. This was great! Very glad we decided to do this trip! We saw over a dozen Humpback whales and a few Finn whales...More

Thank Bevhew
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Fair warning - if you decide to stand outside while journeying out to sea, you may get wet, so wear appropriately clothing or choose to stay inside. Laura and Laurel were great guides; they gave interesting commentary and had an uncanny ability to spot whales....More

Thank Alinka P
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How long does this last?
18 May 2017|
Response from Ssc3201 | Reviewed this property |
4 hour trip plus I'd wait in line for boat on weekends at least 1 hour before trip
What is the weather like for mid June 2017? Suggestions for apparel? Is this a good time for whale watching?
15 May 2017|
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Response from MineBM | Reviewed this property |
The weather is warmer than in April but a light coat or windbreaker is useful. Yes, June is excellent for watching whales. Enjoy!!!!
How is parking near by?
22 April 2017|
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Response from Ssc3201 | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking garage right at the aquarium, and lots not far away in the north end or across the greenway near Faneuil hall.