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Boston Harbor Cruises, (BHC) is the nation's oldest and largest private operator of passenger vessels. BHC's current service offerings include Whale Watches in partnership with the New England Aquarium, the Cape Cod Fast Ferry, a variety of...more
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were so looking forward to seeing the whales but unfortunately do to high winds and bad weather in Boston for 3 days all cruises were canceled. The tour company was very nice to us with deep regrets on the cancellation. Trip advisor refunded our...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank guyl964
Reviewed yesterday

We took the whale watch cruise on a Tuesday in October and were excited to watch a pair of humpback whales in action. The trip out took about 45 minutes in what they called fairly calm seas. Once the whales were spotted, we spent 20...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Bob M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Long established company operating out of the Long Wharf by the Marriott Hotel. Mobile tickets booked via TA were accepted without problem. Large catamaran taking over 250 at a time. Needless to say, when whales were spotted the rails became crowded and those at the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Humblestrummer
Reviewed 4 days ago

The day we went the water was pretty choppy....lots of sick passengers! If you get even a little seasick I would recommend taking something before you go. We did get to see lots of whales and a few dolphins. The captain turns the boat a...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank tazigger
BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Great to hear that you had fun on your whale watch and had great whale and dolphin sightings tazigger! We appreciate you taking the time to post and share helpful tips for future passengers. Enjoy your fall and winter!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We worked our entire day around this experience only to find out upon arrival that it was cancelled. We booked through TripAdvisor and the company told us that someone should have called us and we will need to deal with them for a refund due...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank David H
BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi David H and thanks for your review. We're sorry to hear of your disappointment with the cancellation of your whale watch. Sometimes weather cancellations happen very close to departure time. We do immediately post a cancellation message on our website and email to all...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Great operation. Whale watching is tricky because the whales are always on the move. They had not done trips for 2 days as there were high seas, so there were no reports on where the whales were. We saw about 15-20 different whales on our...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Terry861
BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Terry861 and thanks for your review. We're happy to hear that you had a great day on your whale watch and that you had so many sightings! We appreciate you taking the time to post and hope you have a great fall and winter.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I want to start by saying I would absolutely recommend this experience. Seeing the whales up close is incredible. However, you might want to adjust your expectations. You should understand that you will be on a very crowded boat. We arrived 1 hour early and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi deniseray1971 and thanks for your review and tips for future passengers. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your whale sightings but sorry that you encountered some aspects of the whale watch that were disappointing to you. We are always looking for ways to...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a great time on this cruise! We had previously purchased tickets through a deal on Goldstar but did not have a chance to use them in the hotter months. We went on October 5 so the weather was cooler, but the captain was...More

Thank allie f
BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi allie f and thanks for your review. We're so glad to hear that you had fun on Codzilla. Yes, when it's warmer out it's definitely more fun to get soaked and the Codzilla passengers definitely do get soaked! We appreciate you taking the time...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saw lots of humpback whales and some dolphins. I underdressed and was chilly so ensure warm clothes. Very educational and informative guide.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank davidhC5490NO
BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi davidhC5490NO and thanks for your review. It's great to hear that you had fun on your whale watch and had nice whale and dolphin sightings. We appreciate you taking the time to post and hope you have a fantastic fall and winter.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We boarded the Boston Historic Cruise on 5th Oct 2019 with Nathan (Nate) as our narrator. We could not have wished for a better day. The weather was perfect, visibility great and the crew/ captain provided a great trip. We learned a great deal from...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank ivorb0301
BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Harbor Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi ivorb0301 and thanks for your review. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your Historic Sightseeing Cruise and really appreciate you taking the time to post. Have a great fall and winter.

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Molley3007
October 4, 2019|
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Response from BostonHarborCruises | Property representative |
You can take a water taxi over and back to that area. We also have a shuttle that runs on a loop that brings you between Long Wharf and Charlestown Navy Yard all day long. You can find more info on our website under the... More
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ginnyherman
September 3, 2019|
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Response from Happy1232013 | Reviewed this property |
It all depends on weather. They do have boat taxis. If the weather is bad which it was going from PTown to Boston people missed their connections.
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ginnyherman
September 3, 2019|
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Response from Happy1232013 | Reviewed this property |
It also depends on weather I went from Boston to PTown and it took 2 hours as the sea was rough make sure if you get sea sick to get medication
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