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Whaling City Expeditions

Address: 228 MacArthur Drive, New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone Number: 508-984-4979
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Ranked #2 of 8 Activities in New Bedford
Type: City tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Type: City tours, Sightseeing Tours

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We took the 1:30 boat ride with Captain Rick. He knew a lot of information about the harbor. This was a fun and informative harbor tour of New Bedford and Fairhaven Ma. We also saw a seal swimming in the harbor.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Be sure to get a reservation ahead of time as this boat only takes about 15 people. An hour long tour with a wonderful talented man who talked the entire hour about the history of New Bedford, the various fishing boats and how they caught their fish, stories of how someone rose from lowly job to owning 40 ships, who... More 

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Manchester, Connecticut
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75 reviews 75 reviews
34 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We took the 3:00 PM tour with Captain Rick. He was very informative and enjoyed answering any questions. The tour lasted about 75 minutes. We went through the hurricane barrier into Buzzards Bay and in front of Fort Phoenix. We learned much about both the New Bedford and Fairhaven history as we went along the harbor and through the fishing... More 

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Ashland, KY
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We arrived in New Bedford mid-afternoon on a Sunday and after checking into our hotel decided to go for a walk. We headed to the Waterfront Visitor's Center on Pier 3 hoping to catch an afternoon harbor tour. We were lucky to get on the "Acushnet" for the 4:30 PM tour. The weather was lovely and we spent about 75... More 

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Taunton, Massachusetts
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141 reviews 141 reviews
58 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

We vsited here recently with our kids and took a tour of the harbor. It was nice to be up and close of the fishing vessels and to learn about them. Tour was about 70 minutes, took us otuside the dike, over to fairhaven and back around. Nice day out of the water...

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