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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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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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Well organized and professional trip. It was easy to get a seat and there were toilets and snacks/tea/coffee on board. As other reviewers have said it does get windy and cool as... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Bury St Edmunds, UK

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Everything was comfortable on the whale watch boat. It was safe, fun, and even though we only saw Pilot Whales that day, I had a great time. Got to eat at a restaurant it Glouchester with original photos of the "The Perfect Storm" crew...the actually crew who lost their lives. The entire town as well as Cape Ann is fascinating.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Going out to Sea on a Whale Watch trip from the Long Wharf near the Boston Aquarium was a wonderful experience. The boat that ferried us was using water jets to propel the same and not regular propellers as that could harm the Whales we were going to watch by way of noise or blade hit. As we moved out... More 

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Bury St Edmunds, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Well organized and professional trip. It was easy to get a seat and there were toilets and snacks/tea/coffee on board. As other reviewers have said it does get windy and cool as the boat travels fast. We were all excited and got to see humpback whales but the time in the whale feeding area seems very short and the trip... More 

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Denver Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It would be tough to top this trip. The boat is a large high speed catamaran so the ride is smooth and pretty quick. You head off shore 30-35 miles to the the banks where the whales feed. We were fortunate to have a very warm sunny day and calm seas. There are two large cabins to get out of... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My friend and our two daughters did this whale watch at a 1:00 departure on a Saturday. We paired it up with the aquarium since it was cheaper. Our boat was not super crowded, which was really nice - It is about an hour plus ride out to where you get to see whales. The ride out there is VERY... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Buy the aquarium combo deal and you can tour the aquarium before it is time for your trip. We got there 30 minutes early but our boat was late. The boat went out about 25 miles. They do have throw up bags and Dramamine as well as pretzels, chips, and drinks. Both kids were a little queasy. In the middle... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The ride itself is great. It is an impressive catamaran that zooms quickly through the water. We had a calm sea so it was lots of fun. We couldn't hear most of the explenations because the loudspeakers outside aren't strong enough to hear during the sail. When we stopped to look for the whales we could hear fine. We were... More 

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Huntington, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This was the most memorable way to spend a morning in Boston! Our kids (6 and 7) both were in awe of this as we expected, but what we didn't expect is how wonderful of an experience we had as well! This is truly a majestic time not to be missed. We took the 10am time slot which I would... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My family and I had a wonderful time and saw many whales! The staff extremely knowledgeable, courteous and friendly. A great adventure.

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Pitlochry, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed this as part of our Go Boston card. We were rather sceptical about what to expect but had a great trip. The cataraman was very smooth, and no concerns about sea sickness. It took an hour to get to the Stellwagon marine sanctuary, and we sat on deck enjoying the sunshine. The next 45 mins or so we... More 

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Address: New England Aquarium, Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
Phone Number: 617 973 5281
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > North End
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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