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- Boston Whale Watch Cruise aboard high-speed catamaran
- See Humpbacks, Finbacks, and the critically endangered Right Whales during your sail
- Enjoy a scenic whale-watching cruise around Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
- Narrated by a New England Aquarium Naturalist as your Guide
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
Departure & Return
The Ticket Center is located on Long Wharf, just a few steps from the Marriott Hotel. The Ticket Center has a statue of a Humpback whale on its roof. From North - Take exit 24 (Callahan Tunnel) off Route 93. Follow signs to Long Wharf Ferry Terminal. From South - From South, take exit 23 (Gov't Center/Aquarium) off Route 93. Follow signs to the Aquarium. From the East / Logan Airport - Take the Sumner Tunnel to Boston, bearing right on Cross Street. Follow signs for Route 93 South. Do not take highway (to the left), but watch for Dock Square sign (to the right). You'll see Haymarket and the Bostonian Hotel on the right. Follow the sign for Waterfront Surface Artery; Long Wharf is straight ahead on the left. Parking Parking garages are available nearby at such areas as Rowes Wharf, The Marriott Hotel, The Garage at Post Office Square, The Boston Harbor Garage, and all Quincy Market parking (within easy walking distance). Public Transport Take the MBTA Blue Line to the Aquarium station or Orange Line to the State stop.
What To Expect
From the ship’s three outdoor decks, view humpback, fin, minke and pilot whales, plus Atlantic white-sided dolphins and more with the help of a naturalist from the Whale Center of New England. They share their knowledge about the animals’ behaviors, conservation status, scientific tracking and more.
In between whale sightings, relax in the comfortable, climate-controlled indoor cabin, which features state-of-the-art sound and video systems, the New England Aquarium Education Station and a galley offering food and beverages for purchase.
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- The boat is wheelchair accessible, however the restrooms are not wheelchair accessible
- Don't forget the camera, film and binoculars
- There is a galley serving food and beverages
- Wear comfortable shoes or sneakers
- Bring a light sweater or jacket
- Remember sunscreen and sunglasses
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- The location of the whales may require more travel time, extending the trip beyond three hours. Please allow for additional time in your schedule. The average trip is between 3.5 to 4 hours
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 400 travelers
- OPERATED BY Boston Harbor Cruises
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
Learn more about cancellations.
- "The catamaran is pretty fast, so bring some shell jackets for wind protection on the dock while the boat is moving at speed and sun protection when the boat is at still." See review
- "Must do activity in Boston , try to make your reservation early in your trip or stay in Boston, so if canceled for any reason ( weather for example) , still you can do it next day ." See review
- "Pretty cold and windy so wear a coat but was still amazing to see in the wild" See review