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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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We took New England Aquarium Whale Watch cruise on 21-July-2016. The cruise departs from Boston near New England Aquarium. Boston is a good place for whale watching cruise. There... read more

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took New England Aquarium Whale Watch cruise on 21-July-2016. The cruise departs from Boston near New England Aquarium. Boston is a good place for whale watching cruise. There is a feeding area in the ocean located very close to Boston's shore, which attracts a lot of whales. We were lucky to have very calm sea in that day. The... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was a fantastic trip had loads of sightings, it's the only way you should see whales in the wild. Take a trip and see for yourself

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our first whale watch with our kids, ages 4 and 6. They loved it and so did we. What a fun trip. Now the boat is pretty big, so we didn't see the whales really up close the way we did in Hawaii, but we still got to see 3 kinds of whales, which was really cool. Plus,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Did this because I had some time to kill on a work trip and it was cool - got to see quite a few whales spouting through their blow hole, a couple flipping their tails out of the water, and my friend who popped round to the other side of the boat actually saw one jump out of the water.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a remarkable experience. The tour lasted 3,5 hours and was well organized. The marine biologist provided us with a lot of useful information . We saw a very high number of humpback and minky whales, some of them very very close to us. A must do experience

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Lincoln, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Sunday we took the ten o'clock trip. It takes about 1 1/4 hours out to reach the whales. We saw dozens of spouts and were up close to multiple humpback whales. We saw a mother and calf feeding and three others sailing within 50-100 feet of the boat. The trip took almost four hours. The catamaran was very smooth but... More 

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Siegen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a great tour and where lucky to spoot a couple of whales after a 1 1/2 tour. Great views of the Harbour and the City of Boston. Friendly staff .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Going whale watching with the New England Aquarium team, including a naturalist, is a great experience. We saw lots of whales, including 3 babies. We were able to get close enough to hear the whales spout. The tour is normally 3 hours; however, we were actually on the tour for 4 hours! Well worth doing this tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to see Humpback whales and were very lucky. We saw 12 Humpbacks including many juveniles and a mother and calf. Staff were helpful and knowledgeable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great day out and should be near the top of any Boston visitor to do list. The trip is well organised and the commentary enthusiastic, knowledgeable and informative. The boat had specialists on board touring the cabins answering whale questions with models and charts. The watching itself exceeded our expectations by some margin. We saw multiple whales... 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.