- 3 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Looking for a whale watch that requires less travel time, offers the most comfortable ride available and gives you more time viewing some of the world's most magnificent creatures? Look no further! Here is Boston's ONLY 3-Hour Whale Watch on a high-speed catamaran. They will get you to and from the whales in half the time, which allows you more time to watch the whales.
- All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
- 3-Hour Boston Whale Watch Cruise aboard High-Speed Catamaran
- See a variety of whales, including Humpbacks, Finbacks, and the critically endangered Right Whales
- Visit Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary, a rich feeding ground for whales, dolphins, sea birds and other marine creatures
- Narrated by a New England Aquarium Naturalist as your Guide
- Food and drinks (available to purchase on board)
Long Wharf, Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02110, USA
Returns to original departure point
You'll visit Stellwagen Bank, the East Coast's most famous whale watching destination. Stellwagen's heavy concentration of humpback, finback, and minke whales guarantees an adventure filled with opportunities to view and learn about whales as they frolic in their natural habitat.
Each Boston Whale Watching Cruise is narrated and guided by a naturalist from the noted Whale Center of New England (WCNE). The WCNE has been studying the whales of New England for more than 20 years and its members are recognized worldwide as authorities on whales.
One of the whales you're likely to spot during a Boston Whale Watching Cruise is the humpback. These Northern hemisphere humpbacks reach an average length of 50 feet, and a weight of about 37 tons! Sadly, they're also among the most endangered, and its estimated that only 8 percent of their original population remains.
With the data collected on each cruise, WCNE is able to further the understanding of whales and their world. And, their presence on board ensures that your whale watch will be an exciting and educational trip.
Whale sightings on every whale watch. If you do not see a whale on your trip, you will receive a free ticket for a future Boston Whale Watching Cruise.
The catamarans feature 3 outside decks for optimum viewing capability. Inside you will find climate controlled cabin space with cushioned seating, tables, state-of-the-art audio-visual, and a galley offering snacks and beverages for purchase.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- 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
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Have tried to see a whale for 30 years and finally saw some, not very much of them but I guess we did it!
Cruise does a great job to take you out far enough so that you can see lots of whales. These beautiful mammals were usually seen the most at 11, 12, 1, 2 and 3 o'clock locations from the boat. Strongly suggest you consider taking Dramamine prior to your departure, as ride out to the marine sanctuary was choppy.
Self, wife and daughter had taken the afternoon tour. A highspeed catamaran took us around 70 km inside the ocean to Whale Sanctuary and stayed there for about 45 minutes. We viewed score of whales up close, four whales just floated around the boatcatamaran, one of them dived just below the railings we were standing. Experience of a lifetime! Highhly recommended.
Amazing whale watching cruise. we saw a lot of whales, including a mother and baby! very enthusiastic guides. this is on a big catamaran so gets out fast. refreshments on board.
Right from the time of booking tool the end of the whale watching cruise. Everything was just perfect. Thanks, Viator :)
Saw numerous whales and one actually swam under boat, how close can I get. Crew were very knowledgeable and shared it, 5 star experience
At first I was dreading this because so many people were getting the boat
But we saw so many whales it was very worth it!
We got to see and circle 3 whales (or be circled by??) and ended up back in Boston about 45 min later than our tour was supposed to end. It was a wonderful trip.
This trip was absolutely AMAZING. It was breathtaking seeing the mother Humpback and her calf. I do not agree with keeping animals/mammals in zoo's and aquariums so this trip for me, seeing the whales where they should be in their own environment was absolutely awesome!
THE MOST AWESOME PART OF A WEEKS VACATION. SPEND THE DAY DOWN ON THE PIER, TAKE THE WHALE TOUR, RIDE THE DUCKS, EAT , DRINK , ENJOY. STAY LATER TO AVOID TRAFFIC. THANX SCOTT and KRIS
After there was only one fountain to be seen far away, the ship took us out for another half hour, and there we had about a dozen sightings of whales, sometimes as near as fifty metres away. Most were short sightings of whales coming up to breathe and then disappearing again, but it was nevertheless amazing seeing those animals in the wild. We had a full hour of watching before returning, so you have to plan four hours for an hour's watch. We were glad they took us farther out though we had already seen one whale we got the impression they really want you to share their enthusiasm.
My husband and I did the noon Boston Whale Watching Cruise while visiting Boston this week. We took our repurchased vouchers to the ticket window to exchange for boarding tickets. I recommend you do this at least 30 minutes before the sailing because this process was slow. I saw no advantage to pre-purchasing tickets since we had to wait in line anyhow. They need to have a separate window for Viator to exchange vouchers.
The boat itself held a lot of passengers, but didn't feel crowded. There is room to sit inside or on top. The trip to Stellwagen Bank took a little over an hour and the air and wind at cruising speed is cold. So, if you want to stay outside on the trip to and from the whale watching area, dress warmly. I mean jacket and pants. We sat inside on the way out and back and there was plenty of room to move around and they had a good snack bar too.
When we arrived at the whale watching area there was plenty of room to move outside for the viewing. We saw a sea turtle and there were three humpbacks that made multiple appearances for us. We even got to see one breach. It was a very successful whale watching cruise.
We returned to Boston Harbor around 4PM. This cruise lasted around an hour longer than posted, but they told passenger this in advance. The area the whales were being sited was further out. I felt like we had plenty of time for the whale watching and excellent guides and would recommend this company for your tour.
Very Rough but FUN ride out for about 2 to 2 and half hours, if you cn handle this and I recommend you go outside when feeling sea sick then this I an amazing tour!
We will do this again when I come back to Boston. Very Informative.
The trip took about 2 1/2 - 3 hours but well worth it. To see the whales up close was just AWESOME!
The tour was amazing! We had a take 2 experience. Our first trip out was unsuccessful due to rough seas we were almost there but we had to turn around due to the conditions. So they were very accommodating we rebooked for later that day with a successful 2nd trip. Amazing