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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 #54 of 208 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This was the second time I went whale watching through the New England Aquarium. Both trips, one a few days ago and one six years ago, were both an exciting time! It's amazing to see how beautiful the whales are up close. I had an excellent naturalist, Teneesha (spelling?) She was very informative and fun to listen to. We saw... More

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Middelfart, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We were very lucky with the weather as it was sunny and 90 when we waited for the ship to come in and pick us up. The ride out of Boston Harbour was so stunning with the view of the sky line and when the motors fired up we were heading fast out to the ocean and it got a... More

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Caldwell, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We were visiting for a conference but had also purchased the GoBoston passes which could include the whale watching. It was absolutely amazing! We did a 3:00pm Saturday tour which was quite full but still could see very well. There were at least 2 different pods we could see the entire time and one pod had a calf that was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We made reservations for our sail with our Go Boston Card, it was very easy. The guide naturalist Hannah was a great narrator, very informative and easy to hear and understand. Her and another guide came around when we were traveling to and from shore to answer questions and we saw them giving out kid activities. Very friendly and knowledgeable!... More

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We saw 4 different humpback whales breaching during this 3 and a half hour tour. Commentary was good and the captain made sure that both sides of the boat got to see the whales. Guess they've read the comments from previous reviewers. Boat was full, but still found space to sit and managed to be outside once we reached the... More

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

What an experience! Started with the ease of buying tickets online. Convenient location and great service. Very knowledgeable crew. Beautiful ride to the watching area. Gets very windy so best not to wear dresses. Rookie mistake on my part. Best view from the top deck. Seeing a whale is breathtaking. One request. Be respectful of other passengers. Everyone is anxious... More

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Searcy, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were able to see over 30 humpback and 2 baby whales on this boat. The people from the aquarium were very knowledgeable and explained everything about the whales on the trip. It lasted about 3 hours.

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Davidson, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

I have long wanted to go whale watching and took advantage of a business trip to Boston to spend a Sunday afternoon on the water. The trip did not disappoint. Before we reached our destination we saw two finback whales. When we arrived at the feeding area, we spent an hour following three humpback whales. The aquarium guides were very... More

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Belfast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Ok, it's called a Whale watch but a couple of years ago we went from Gloucester two days in a row and didn't see much. This time we saw a mother and calf plus a couple of others. The trip cost about $50 each and took just over three hours. I was brave and wore a t-shirt but to be... More

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The only reason I gave this a poor rating is because we didn't see any whales due to very thick fog. We were out on the water for almost 4 hours and didn't could see anything through the fog once we got out to where the whales usually are. We were given vouchers to return since we didn't see any... More

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