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New England Aquarium Whale Watch

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Address: New England Aquarium, Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
Phone Number: 617 973 5281
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Lovely place

Nice n lovely place to visit for lot's of information about water animals, it's worth visiting. You can feel by touching them n their life cycle with beautiful photography... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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Wichita Falls, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The staff answered all of our questions. The boat was roomy and was comfortable. We were able to see a mother hump back whale and her baby as well as an another whale who was playing on the surface. It was true my amazing to see the huge animals in person. It was a great time!

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Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

True to their word we saw lots of whales, they have a few naturalists on board and they make the tour so much more interesting. The crew is friendly and helpful. We traveled with a few friends in wheelchairs and there is plenty of room for the wheelchair users to see the whales too. They also have a wheelchair access... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I began a bit skeptical that we were going to see even one animal, but we saw all 5 species and lots of them. This was the Sunday before the Boston Marathon and the boat was pretty full, we traveled bu boat about 12 miles (an hour out) WE saw Humpbacks feeding, a Right whale off in a distance, a... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We actually saw whales. Lots of whales! We all know it's up to the sea, the weather and the whales whether it will be watching or waiting, but we got lucky. "At 10 o'clock ... at 3 o'clock ... three at 11 o'clock ..." For nearly an hour it was constant sightings, accompanied by the naturalists' insight into "who" we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Nice n lovely place to visit for lot's of information about water animals, it's worth visiting. You can feel by touching them n their life cycle with beautiful photography, place where you can spend having good time together on nice café and also souvenir shop that help you for memorable gift.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This was an amazing adventure and I cannot wait to go again. I was worried about getting sea sick, and had no issue. I did wear sea bands, and chewed a couple of ginger chews given to me at the boat's concession stand. We saw 7-8 whales, and this will always be one of my most fondest memories of my... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

They guarantee that you will see a whale or you get your money back. We were able to see and photograph several humpback whales on our morning tour. We recommend taking something (Dramamine or Bonine) prior to the whale watching tour to avoid getting sea sick. They take you to the Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary which is a feeding ground... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We went on a whale-watching cruise on the morning of April 26th while on vacation in Boston. Hadn't planned on it, but had read that this was a good time to see lots of whale and other marine life. Boy, was that right! After going due east of Boston Harbor for about an hour and twenty minutes, we started seeing... More 

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Two important facts before doing this: 1. No matter how calm the harbor looks, this boat is going into the open ocean. Even the small swell of 2-4 feet was making some people sick. Take travel sickness pills before you sail and be sure that you will be able to enjoy what you see. 2. It is cold and windy... More 

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Brighton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I am fortunate enough to have swum with dolphins in the Pacific and to have done many other amazing things. This experience - cold and boring as parts of it were - is right up there with the best of them. Wrap up warm (REALLY warm) and enjoy. So many whales, porpoises and dolphins, as well as gannets and seals.... More 

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