Boston Whale Watching Excursion

Explore Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary on this Three Hour Cruise

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participants participants 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 onboard 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 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!

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

This experience is not suitable for non-paying guests.

Massachusetts, Boston

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

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

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

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

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.


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.

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, Wednesday, October 12, 2011

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, Monday, August 15, 2011

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, Tuesday, August 03, 2010

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