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Address: New England Aquarium, Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
Phone Number: 617 973 5281
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Boston's best whale watch! Experience whales as only the New England...
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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it was a beautiful day to whale watch. the boat is pretty large and accomodates alot of people. they have a great bar which has beer available for sale, no open bar though. I dont... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Whole family enjoyed this. We save about 12 whales and the crew helped bring it alive with informative talks

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

it was a beautiful day to whale watch. the boat is pretty large and accomodates alot of people. they have a great bar which has beer available for sale, no open bar though. I dont know if it was plain luck but i sat on the first table on the left hand side of the boat and didnt had to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We went on this whale watch trip in the beginning of April, even though it was early in the seasons we did see whales, two of them and as well a large group of dolphins.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

myself and my boyfriend went on a Wjale watch tour on Wednesday the 15th of April it was fantastic we saw loads of whales and dolphins. The hump back whale came right beside the boat it really was an unforgetable experience . The lady giving us the gide on was great too def a must see when your in Boston

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

During my three day stay in Boston, I decided to have a go at whale watching. I had seen an advert on the harbour kiosk for New England Aquarium Whale Watching with Boston Harbour Cruises whilst on my way to eat lunch near the harbour, so I booked a 3pm slot. After lunch, I made my way to the slip... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

From the Penguins to the sea lions to the towering cylindrical aquarium, this place is informative and fun for all! The staff was very personable and knowledgeable, and the gift shop has something for everyone! You an become a Friend of the Aquarium and even adopt one of its featured inhabitants! A must see, must do event for both tourists... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I went on this because some out of town relatives were visiting and we wanted to do something special. Wow was it awesome. We saw lost of whales (I guess we were pretty lucky) and the staff was very nice. I love the Aquarium so am happy to support it by taking this whale watch vs one of the other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

What a trip out to visit the whales! It was about an hour to get out to the area that the whales feed. unfortunately ,our pictures do not do justice to the experience. It was really good to be at the top of the boat so we could move around and see the whales as they surfaced on either side... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Fantastic experience. We were lucky enough to see 4 whales, they came up to and under the boat. It was an amazing sight. The staff were very knowledgeable and knew all the whales and had names for them. Our children felt sea sick as did a few others and the staff couldn't do enough to help them, they even sat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

A beautiful aquarium with a wonderful middle tank were there is a lot of fish, turtles, corals and everything to make you think that you are in the south somewhere !

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