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New England Aquarium Whale Watch

Address: New England Aquarium, Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110 (North End)
Phone Number: 617 973 5281
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Ranked #45 of 195 Attractions in Boston
Type: Tours, Zoos & Aquariums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Boston's best whale watch! Experience whales as only the New England Aquarium can present them...
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Type: Tours, Zoos & Aquariums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: 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!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

After a 2nd attempt we had a fantastic 4 hours whale and Dolphin watching. Our first attempt was a day of fog watching but as the company guarantee you will see whales we were give a "rain check" we returned the following day and were so luck to start be seeing 10 common Dolphins and the we spotted a whale... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We have been visiting Boston for 45 years. The Marriott Custom's House is yards away from the Aquarium and the I-Max; so of course we take the time to visit. Clue: visit not the Aquarium or I-Max on the weekend. We are Aquarium fans and we visit all Aquariums -- This is one of the best! Tis a grand week... More 

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Forsyth, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I was fortunate to take this whale watch tour today, on the very last day of the season. It turned out to be one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had. The boat was comfortable and adequately stocked with snacks and drinks to keep guests occupied during the cruise, but many people brought their own food and snacks as... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The trip out to see the whales took sometime. However the views leaving Boston are stunning. The staff gave a commentary of sights along the way. They met with customers & answered any queries. We saw fin & humpback whales, and many birds. Minke whale were also seen. It is thrilling to spot whales.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Despite a trip of over and hour to get to where the whales are usually found, once there it was truly memorable. We were privileged to see three Humpback mothers, each with a calf as well as four other individuals. The chance of finding the whales seems to be very good if the blogs are anything to go by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Even though we went very close to the end of the season, we had beautiful weather and were able to get out on the boat. We only saw one whale, but that experience was priceless. Being able to see these creatures was phenomenal. The crew was very helpful and informed, and could answer pretty much any questions you had. They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

It was an uncharacteristically hot day in September when my husband and I decided to take a spontaneous trip. The 3.5+ hour trip was amazing in and of itself (we both love boats) but to see the whales was just glorious. The staff were a combination of marine biologists and sailors with a vast amount of experience so we learnt... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Would give it six stars if I could. We went on a beautiful day in October, 4 hours in the afternoon, saw minkie as well as hump-backed whales. A naturalist on-board explained exactly what was happening and was even able to identify the whales and give us background knowledge, all from a vantage point on the bridge and relayed via... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We took the 2nd trip out of the day. The boat wasn't too crowded but a little bumpy but we were warned of this due to the speed it goes. It takes over an hour to get to where the whales are but it is so worth it to see these amazing animals. It was quite emotional ! We saw... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

On a very wet and cold Saturday 11th October we were booked onto the 10.00 am cruse. The cruses are operated by very qualified and enthusiastic marine biologists so they know what they are talking about and are happy to answer any questions you have (no matter how stupid they are!! ). The boats are are well equipped and nice... More 

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