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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 212 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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hendersonville, NC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I would have been happy seeing one whale, but we saw a pod of six, including a baby. Very knowledgable naturalist on- board. The boat was a little crowded but it was a good day to be on top deck. I suggest that you bring water and a snack with you. We were out 4 hours for a " three... More

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Mesquite, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I took the first boat of the day, hoping it would not be super crowded. (Where are the people that sleep in on their vacation?) Got a good seat on top, but who needs a good seat when you finally get to the whales. A couple of us thought that we saw something in the distance (the person that was... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We saw 2 humpbacks today .. that too after 2 hours ride one way. The whales were pretty close and one of them was 60 feet in size. Overall was a ok experience

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Richardson, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I read other peoples reviews on this trip and have a few suggestions. 1.). Go early in the day when the water is usually calmer! 2.). Don't sit below deck, you'll get sea sick! 3.). Wear sunscreen! Can't keep a hat on it's too windy!! 4.). Bring a sweatshirt or jacket, this is not a carribean cruise! 5.) Don't expect... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I'm actually not sure how to rate this experience. If you can handle it, that is, if you can handle a 2 hour boat trip with huge waves then go for it, you'll really enjoy it. But unfortunately, when i was there (mid-August) the waves were quite high and as a result most of the people on board were sick... More

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Harrisburg, PA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We took the first boat of the day. It is a good 30-45 minutes out to see the whales and another 30-45 minutes back. You spend about an hour looking for or watching whales. So a lot of your time is simply travel time. We saw two whales. One was off in the distance. The second was a Humpback that... More

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churchville, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We had the most awesome view of 4 humpback whales. That is what we loved about it. We were warned of the "rough seas" upon boarding. At that point we should have run for Dramamine. I would not be exaggerating if I said 50% of the passengers got sick. The crew was caring and attentive but many people did not... More

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Lodi, Italy
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We decided to take this trip cause we were told it was good and I'm pretty sure it would have been if things had been handed properly. But let's start from the beginning. We booked the 9 am on a Saturday morning, we got there early and got on board. They told us the tour could take from 3 to... More

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Newnan, Georgia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Last minute decision, took the 5:30 trip - were told that the water was choppy but we decided to go anyway - well it was more like rough waters. Luckily we bought some sweat shirts before we left because it got cold - it was a long way out there so I wouldn't recommend this for families with small children.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Emt wroth my wife during my trip to Boston. Staff was great. Boat ride was a little long but very relaxing. The whales put on a beautiful show for us too which just added to the trip

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