Boston Whale Watching Excursion

Explore Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary on this Three Hour Cruise

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$110

Boston Whale Watching Excursion

Explore Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary on this Three Hour Cruise

5 stars rating 6 Reviews
participantsparticipants Price for 2 Participants

Grab your camera and head out to Long Wharf where you and a guest will board a high-speed catamaran and head out to Stellwagen Bank on the search for whales! You are in for an educational adventure during this three-hour experience gift.

The fun begins when you board the ship. You will be greeted by the friendly Crew who will make you feel at home and answer any questions you may have about the trip. The on-board Naturalists from the New England Aquarium will also share their knowledge about the behaviors, conservation status, scientific tracking and more of whales, dolphins, sea birds and other marine life throughout the cruise. Once you arrive at the Sanctuary, a rich feeding ground for whales, dolphins and sea birds, the hunt is on! You will have the opportunity to spot several varieties of large whales including humpbacks, minkes finbacks, Pilot Whales and possibly even the critically endangered Right Whales.

Voted as the Best Whale Watching in Boston, this Sightseeing Cruise is one of the best things to do in New England and makes the perfect gift!

Who Who
The Boston Whale Watching Excursion Xperience Certificate® is for two participants. You will be joined by additional participants on this cruise.

Guests Guests
This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests.

LocationLocation
Massachusetts, Boston

When When
The Boston Whale Watching Cruises are offered April thru November, subject to availability. Sails typically depart at 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM.

duration Duration
The New England Aquarium Whale Watching Trips have a cruise length of 3 hours and a total duration of approximately 3½ hours.

Weather Weather
The Whale Watching Tours may be rescheduled by the Captain due to high winds, heavy rain, fog or other inclement weather.

What to wear What to wear
Dress comfortably, flat, non-marking rubber-soled shoes and layers are recommended for this open water adventure.

Additional Information Additional Information
Price includes all taxes, however gratuity is not included and can be extended to your Captain and Crew following your adventure.

Your experience will take place on a catamaran which feature 3 outside decks for optimum whale watching. Inside you'll find climate-controlled cabin space with cushioned seating, free WIFI, tables, state-of-the-art sound and video systems, and a galley offering food and beverages for purchase. Beverages and snacks are available on the boat from the snack bar but are not included in the price of the cruise.

Children under the age of 3 or expecting mothers are not eligible to participate in this experience.

Whale sightings are guaranteed, so if there are no whales spotted on your trip, you'll receive a free ticket for a future cruise from Boston Harbor Cruises.

Additional InformationITEM/SKU NUMBER  XD-1234-001

Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy
All changes to reservations for the Boston Whale Watching Excursion Xperience require seven (7) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.

Price Price: $110


Who Who:
The Boston Whale Watching Excursion Xperience Certificate® is for two participants. You will be joined by additional participants on this cruise.


Guests Guests:
This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests.


When When:
The Boston Whale Watching Cruises are offered April thru November, subject to availability. Sails typically depart at 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM.


duration Duration:
The New England Aquarium Whale Watching Trips have a cruise length of 3 hours and a total duration of approximately 3½ hours.


Weather Weather:
The Whale Watching Tours may be rescheduled by the Captain due to high winds, heavy rain, fog or other inclement weather.


What to wear What to wear:
Dress comfortably, flat, non-marking rubber-soled shoes and layers are recommended for this open water adventure.


Additional Information Additional Information:

Price includes all taxes, however gratuity is not included and can be extended to your Captain and Crew following your adventure.

Your experience will take place on a catamaran which feature 3 outside decks for optimum whale watching. Inside you'll find climate-controlled cabin space with cushioned seating, free WIFI, tables, state-of-the-art sound and video systems, and a galley offering food and beverages for purchase. Beverages and snacks are available on the boat from the snack bar but are not included in the price of the cruise.

Children under the age of 3 or expecting mothers are not eligible to participate in this experience.

Whale sightings are guaranteed, so if there are no whales spotted on your trip, you'll receive a free ticket for a future cruise from Boston Harbor Cruises.


Additional InformationITEM/SKU NUMBER  XD-1234-001


Cancellation Policy Cancellation Policy:

All changes to reservations for the Boston Whale Watching Excursion Xperience require seven (7) days advance notice.

Xperience Certificates® cannot be exchanged once a reservation for the experience has been made.


Amazing! 

5 stars

 This whale watching cruise exceeded our expectations by far! We saw families of playful whales that were very excited to show themselves! What an incredible day! 

- - NY

Great experience 

5 stars

 We had a wonderful time and saw over a dozen whales, including a calf. The naturalist gave an excellent commentary. 

- - Boston, MA

Great experience 

5 stars

 I had been looking forward to the whale watch trip for years and this did not disappoint. The captain and crew worked hard to find the whale and got us a close as possible to see these magnificent creatures. Great time! 

- - Boston

Whale Watching 

5 stars

 It was a wonderful cruise. It went an extra 11/2 hours just to make sure we saw plenty of whales. We saw probably 6 different Humpback whales feeding about 20 or 30 feet from the boat. It was an experience that I will never forget. 

- - Boston, MA

Highly Recommended 

5 stars

 We were fortunate enough to have the best weather to go on a whale watch. The seas were calm, it was warm and a truly pleasant trip on the catamaran. We saw a few whales and got one really good video. If anyone is looking for a relaxing, enjoyable afternoon, this trip is highly recommended. 

- - Boston

Whale Watch Boston 

3 stars

 Watch was ok. I guess I expected to see much bigger whales. The boat was filled to capacity, so unless you got to the rail first, you were not able to see anything. Fun, but wouldn't do again. 

- - Boston

Question: Hello- What time of year is the best for the Boston Whale Watching tour? Is there a season that is more probable to see a whale?

Answer: April through October is ideal for whale watching. The time of day makes no difference in whale sightings or activity; it is just a matter of convenience for you. Whale sightings on any whale watch cruise are fully guaranteed by our cruise partner.

Question: Is there an age limit and weight limit? thank you

Answer: There is not a weight limit for this experience however, children under the age of 3 or expecting mothers are not eligible to participate in the Boston Whale Watching Experience.

Question: Is my 2.5 year old allowed on the cruise? Do i have to purchase separate ticket for him?

Answer: Children under the age of 3 or expecting mothers are not eligible to participate in the Boston Whale Watching Cruise.

Question: Do they take credit cards on the boat for food and beverages?

Answer: Yes, however occasionally your location will make credit card transactions unavailable so bringing cash is recommended.

Question: Is there any discounted parking available near the harbor?

Answer: Yes, the Harbor Garage and Rowes Wharf Garage both offer discounts. The Harbor Garage offers a discounts to participants on the Whale Watching Tour. Let them know where you parked when you check in and you will receive a discount coupon. For the Rowes Wharf Garage be sure not to pre-pay when you arrive or you will not receive the discount.