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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
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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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The whale watching was amazing, we ended up seeing about 30 whales. The guide of the cruise was really informative. It was very easy to see the whale all around the ship. Just a... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The whale watching was amazing, we ended up seeing about 30 whales. The guide of the cruise was really informative. It was very easy to see the whale all around the ship. Just a little tip, it's get a bit cold and windy so bring a jacket!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went out in the Monday whale watch at 12pm Seas were 2ft or less. The ride out was cold and windy so dress warm I had on a winter stocking cap and mittens and winter Columbia jacket and was warm as could be. The ride out to the whales takes between 1-1.5 hours. You then get to observe the whales... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went whale watching in September 2016. The trip had been cancelled the day before after an hour at sea as the sea was too rough. We had the option of a refund or tickets for another day. We chose to go the following morning and the process was quick and easy. The crew were amazing and very much lived... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

NEA Whale Watch is a must go place if you plan to catch glimpses of the beautiful hump back whales in the Massachusetts bay. These guys go very deep in the ocean, and put all their efforts to ensure that you get to watch these whales up close and the narration given by the narrators are absolutely fantastic. we had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Leaves twice a day from Central Watch, trips averaging three hours, sometimes longer. Ample and comfortable indoor seating on hot, sunny days. First- rate naturalist aboard who mingles with passengers, patiently answering questions. On our dY out, a mother and her curious calf circled ou boat for almost 45 minutes, diving, spouting, playing, swimming under the boat fro side to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A must for anyone visiting Boston. An incredible opportunity to see huge ocean whales in their natural habitat. Worth every penny! Our trip was 4 hours (scheduled for 3) because we saw so many whales! The crew was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Beautiful weather, no motion sickness. Definitely recommend this!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was amazing and a once in a lifetime experience to see whales in the wild - we never imagined that we would see so many whales. The only reason we didn't give a full excellent rating was the following: 1. Hurricane Hermine was hanging off the coast still and while we were not in danger, we were forced to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Would definitely recommend! We had a great time and saw at least 4 different whales and were pretty close to them. The whole tour took about 4 hours. I would recommend wearing sunblock on your face and bringing a jacket as it get a little chilly out on the water.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has been on my bucket list for many years! We saw three types of whales. We even saw one breech( jump out of the water)!!!! Our guides were extremely informative. We would do again!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful experience on our tour with Rich and the staff. The concessions were captained by a woman named Flo, and she is wonderfully friendly as well as professional. Our guide, Rich, is the most passionate, knowledgable, and enthusiastic tour conductor I've ever seen--and I'm tour/museum regular throughout the country. But I have to say Rich takes the... More 

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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.