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Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
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Boston Whale Watching Cruise
Ranked #4 of 13 things to do in Scituate
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The slow retreat of massive Ice Age glaciers formed what is today the seafloor of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. At the mouth of Massachusetts Bay and centrally-located in the sanctuary is the sand and gravel plateau that gives the sanctuary its name. The nutrient-rich waters above and around the bank support a dynamic and diverse ecosystem that has been famous as a fishing ground for more than 400 years and claims status as the birthplace of East Coast whale watching and is one of the world's premiere sites to view whales. Historic New England shipping routes cross the sanctuary, and over the course of centuries, the seafloor here has become a repository for shipwrecks - time capsules of our maritime heritage. The entire sanctuary encompasses 842-square miles of open ocean about 25 miles east of Boston. Visitors can enjoy recreational activities such as whale watching, bird watching, diving, and fishing.
Kingston, Massachusetts
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“We visit every year!”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

We live in the area and do 1 or 2 whale watches every year. This is such a beautiful place. We always see whales and the boat ride is so nice. Highly recommended.

Visited July 2012
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