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New England Aquarium Whale Watch

New England Aquarium, Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110 (North End)
617 973 5281
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Ranked #50 of 213 Attractions in Boston
Type: Tours
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! Our experienced marine biologists tell you all about... more » 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! « less
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Garforth, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We were lucky as the day before due to bad weather conditions all trips had been cancelled then the earlier trip in the morning had turned back, although advised by the crew several times before departure that the trip could be rough going we found it brilliant (must be our sea legs) and we were lucky to see several whales.... More

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Douglas, null, Isle Of Man
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We took a last minute decision to do this, and did not regret it. It was a beautiful hot day, with relatively calm seas. If there's a breeze, and you suffer from sea-sickness, take the tablets before you go! It takes around 40 minutes to get to the whale feeding grounds, and a little longer to locate whales. But there... More

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Westford, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I had a whale watching trip for 3 cancelled at the last moment, and so I had the girl at the booth do a refund transaction on my credit card. However, there has been no "credit" registered or "pending" when I log in to my credit card account. I called both their phone number, where the recorded message says "enter... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We were very lucky on our trip with 9 humpbacks feeding and some of them coming very close to the boat. The commentary from the naturalist was superb and the research interns interacted well with the passengers. Highly recommended.

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Olathe, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Because you'll probably need to with the way our trip went! We were able to see 20 whales!! 7 Minke whales and 13 humpback whales, including three claves. We saw lots of open mouth feeding, bubble feeing, logging, and one awesome breach. The blog is a great resource to see the activity prior to your trip and it's fun to... More

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Take this boat trip out to Stellwagen Bank - you will see the whales in their own natural surrounding. Humpback and Minke whales are the two species that we saw. The Minke whale was very close to the boat - it was a great photo opportunity if you happened to be at the correct side of the boat. Cost $47... More

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Coral Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I have had the privilege of seeing these magnificent animals in 4 parts of the world and by FAR this cruise was the best and best value also. We got gorgeous views of Boston on the way out of the Harbor and not long after there where whale blows in the distance. The whales came right up to our ship... More

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We saw four different whales out at Stellwagen Bank for a total of about 25 sightings. Measles, a humpback whale, was who we saw up close enough for photos. Very important when taking pictures to scan the water looking for a light blue green discoloration in the water, this is the beginning of the whales blow and gives you a... More

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

What a wonderful trip. We saw many whales in close proximity to the boat. The boat was very nice - safe and clean. Unfortunately the day we went out the sea was a little rough, with several people being sick. Would recommend taking sea sickness medication. We would thoroughly recommend this trip as a wonderful experience that you will remember... More

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Falmouth, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My wife and I, with some freinds, took the 1:30 tour from Boston Mass. It took about an hour to get to the feeding grounds off the tip of Cape Cod. Trip was very smooth and was a fun ride. We had a mother and calf stay close to our boat and they put on a great show. Almost like... More

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