- 3 hours (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
Get up close and personal to New England’s wildlife with this Boston Super Saver. With your naturalist guide, spot whales and dolphins on a scenic 3-hour whale-watching cruise around a thriving marine sanctuary. Then, explore fascinating marine exhibits at the New England Aquarium including Green Sea Turtles, a Giant Pacific Octopus, or the Bonnethead Shark, at your own pace.
- All entrance fees included
- Choice of morning or afternoon departure
- Choice of several departures throughout the day
- Close encounter with wildlife
- Family friendly
- Boston Harbor 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
- Entry/Admission - New England Aquarium
- Entry/Admission - Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
- Food and drinks (available for purchase on board)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
1 Central Wharf
Returns to original departure point
Whale-Watching Cruise: Departing from Central Wharf in Boston, board a high-speed catamaran and embark on your 3-hour whale-watching cruise. Your expert captain will take you to Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, a rich feeding ground for whales, dolphins, sea birds and other marine life.
From the three outdoor decks, you’ll get great opportunities to view dolphins, humpback whales, finback whales, minke whales and endangered right whales with the help of your naturalist guide, who’ll teach you about the behavior, conservation status and migration patterns of whales, dolphins and sea birds.
In between your 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.
New England Aquarium Admission: Your Boston Super Saver also includes admission to the world-renowned New England Aquarium, a global leader in ocean exploration and marine conservation.
Exploring the aquarium at your own pace, you’ll discover fascinating exhibits, educational programs and activities perfect for the whole family. Get up close to sharks, stingrays, penguins, seals, turtles, jellyfish and more!
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- The boat is wheelchair accessible, however the restrooms are not wheelchair accessible
- Collect your tickets from the Will Call booth at the Whale Watch
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
This was the most amazing trip!! We left on a 10:00 am tour out to Stellwagon bank. It was scheduled to be a 3 hour trip, and they told us we would be out there longer, there was no rush, we were out to find whales!!. Our Naturalist Rich and our Captain Earl of the Aurora were amazing! We saw about 15 whales breaching in various stages, chin breach, tail breach, spinning breach.......At one point 6 whales were up simultaneously!! I stopped trying to take pictures and just marveled at what was going on around me! A truly remarkable experience. The education they provided was wonderful, their knowledge and love of these animals was awesome. I would highly recommend this trip with Boston Harbor Cruises. I would absolutely do this again!! If you doubt this just check out their web site and see the photos that Rich took!!
This was my first whale-watching opportunity, and it was amazing! Our naturalist guide was very informative, the boat was comfortable and just the right size, and we saw lot of whales! They were surfacing, diving, and playing all around the boat. The aquarium is top-notch. Lots of beautiful and interesting exhibits. A great day overall!
A great trip. I would recommend this to anyone who has 1/2 day to see the wonderful whales. We saw quite a few Humpbacks. The Tour guides were amazing and provided great information.
Fantastic outing. Beautiful day and whales jumping out of the water. Even the staff were amazed.
Grossartige Tour. Das Boot hatte reichlich power und war schon ein Erlebnis für sich. Die Serviceangebote waren ausreichend.
Doch das wichtigste, wir haben reichlich Wale gesehen und die Erklärungen der Tourleitung waren sehr informativ und hilfreich. Diese Tour ist absolut empfehlenswert.
Sollten mal wieder erwartend keine Wale zu sehen sein, hätte es sogar einen Voucher für eine weitere Tour gegeben.
It was awesome. Saw so many whales the crew was fantastic. best 4 hours ever and got to share the experience with my friends.
Fabulous trip. Saw lots of whales weather was great . Everyone on the boat was very nice and helpful. They seemed to know a great deal about the whales and were happy to share their knowledge
We're adults but whale watching was the best part of our first Boston trip. The tour guarantees you see a whale or you get a voucher to come back anytime. We saw 3 adults and 3 humpback calves. Absolutely breathtaking and so close to the boat. Skip the aquarium if you've been to a big one before.
It was amazing! It was really great! Everything was perfect organized and we saw so many whales. We strongly recomment this tour! The New England Aquarium was also very nice!
Brilliant day. Saw lots of Humpbacks out at sea. My son felt rather seasick and the staff were very kind and helpful. The aquarium is really interesting too.
Great place to be.We saw around 10-15 whales.Would recommend this to anyone visiting Boston.
Whale watching was all we expected. We even got to see a cow and her calf. The calf came alongside the boat before Mamma, who was a little shy, but baby put on quite the show.
The aquarium was wonderful, we were there for a quick 4 hours. It didn't seem that long as we were all very engrossed in all the exhibits. We advise anyone visiting to follow the outside path climbing up to the top, then come down around the central core where all the varieties of sea life can be seen. This is one stop not to be missed.
The tour was fun and informative. There were a couple of biologists roaming the boat to answer questions and chat about the whales. We saw 3 finback whales on our tour. They were amazing! The kids loved it!
I would recommend sea sickness pills though...