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New England Aquarium Whale Watch
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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 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!
Reviewed October 29, 2011

Cold out, but they went an extra hour out of their way to get us 2 sightings and about 25 minutes worth of close ups. 4 hours total, and about 75 bucks out. So expensive for sure. Its got a premium for being unique so if your into boats and whales its worth it. We happend to catch a school group which was extremely annoying. Half the boat was sick, but if you don't get sick, its worth it. If you do and don't medicate before hand, prepare to pay 45 bucks for 4 hours of puking in a bag.

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Reviewed October 24, 2011

My first trip here was back in the spring. It was a very foggy day out on the water and the visibility was less than 10 miles. There were no whales to be seen so basically we were stuck on a boat for 4 hours with nothing to do. Since, there was no sightings they gave us a voucher to come back. I drove back in Oct and the only ride for the day was canceled. I am coming from Jersey so it was a 4 hour drive both times, coming and going. The chance your'e taking is not worth it, if your'e coming from far away. Those who live close can probably keep returning, but as for me it looks like i'll be losing out on my money.

Thank luv4jc02
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Reviewed October 22, 2011

Short and sweet. There were no whales to be seen. We went twice. The first time it rained and we got our tickets stamped to come back before October 30, 2011. We drove from New York only to find out that the 11:00 a.m. boat was cancelled. The best we could do was get tickets stamped until next May. Now we have to decide if we want to try a third time or just take the loss on the tickets. Also, even though the sign says that they validate your parking, they only pay $15.00. The other $20.00 is on you!

Thank yolsplace
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Reviewed October 21, 2011

We have been going on this trip for quite a few years and have had some magical trips, if you don't see whales you will get a refund. The boat is big and fast, looking a bit in need of a refurbishment these days. They run about May to October. If you are in Boston and they are running go for it , it will give you an unforgettable experience. The staff are very knowledgeable and are the icing on the cake.

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Reviewed October 8, 2011

The New England Aquarium is interesting and entertaining for all ages. The center 4 story tank is visible, and full of fish, as you ascend the ramp. There is plenty of room for strollers, groups, and stopping to watch fish swim and feed. At each level there are multiple smaller tanks and education exhibits. You can go at any pace - stop to study habitants or animals or environments, or amble along and view the fish. Near the top there is a hands on area where children are encouraged to touch and hold crabs, starfish, etc. Back on the first floor there is a shark and ray tank - a hands on, or hands in the water, experience. Our group ranged in age from 18 months to 60 years and everyone enjoyed it.

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