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Newburyport Whale Watch

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54 Merrimac St, Downtown Newburyport Pier, Newburyport, MA 01950-4704
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It was a whale of a time!

We steamed out at 10 and it was a fairly long ride because the whales were 25 miles off of Boston... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
travelboodah
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Boston, Massachusetts
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great experenice

We took out my 5 year old granddaughter for her first whale watch Sunday August 13th. Weather... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
garywinkleman0
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Newburyport
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Each of our whale watching tours is a unique experience. An approximately 4 hour tour takes our passengers quickly and comfortably into the Atlantic Ocean to see some of the largest animals on the planet in their natural habitat. All trips are narrated by our experienced and knowledgeable guides. Sightings include, but are not limited to, Fin whales, Humpback whales, Minke whales and dolphins.
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  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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“minke whales” (8 reviews)
“harbor seals” (6 reviews)
“snack bar” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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54 Merrimac St, Downtown Newburyport Pier, Newburyport, MA 01950-4704
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We steamed out at 10 and it was a fairly long ride because the whales were 25 miles off of Boston, but it was worth it! We saw not only 3 species of whale, but dolphins as well. There were cetaceans all around us feeding...More

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Reviewed August 18, 2017

We took out my 5 year old granddaughter for her first whale watch Sunday August 13th. Weather couldn't have been better. The trip was fantastic. We sighted 3 humpbacks that put on a great show. The captain stayed with these whales for over a hour...More

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Reviewed July 17, 2017

We were somewhat skeptical the morning of our whale watch cruise...Of course, the weather was not as advertised, and we were concerned about visibility .. But, as we headed out into the Atlantic, the seas were remarkably calm which made it very easy to catch...More

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Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

We booked this using Groupon 5 days out. Having looked at the weather forecast, we chose this day for the morning cruise. We couldn't have asked for a better time slot. The seas were friendly as we headed out of the mouth of the Merrimack...More

1  Thank Matt R
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Reviewed July 1, 2017

My family spent part of a day on a whale watching trip from Newburyport. We saw some minke whales and one humpback that we followed for a while. We also passed a few harbor seals on the way out. The naturalist on board was informative....More

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Reviewed June 19, 2017

THIS COMPANY IS AWFUL! I spent a large amount of money for the Tall Ship Dinner Cruise last Friday (I use the term dinner loosely). They made us walk a quarter of a mile in the teeming rain to get to the cruise boat. There...More

2  Thank sandraQ2181OI
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Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Trip was a lot of fun with multiple whale sightings, including a mother and calf. Only drawback is time it takes to get to viewing area, about an hour.

Thank Jennifer M
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Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

Went twice in September. Both times we saw whales. On the first trip, saw a mom and calf humpbacks with the calf breaching about five times. Also saw a mola sun fish and another humpback. The second trip was my favorite. Saw a pair of...More

1  Thank Charlie P
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Reviewed August 31, 2016

We took the whole family (grandparents, parents and grandkids) for this 4 hour whale watch. It was a perfect day, beautiful weather, calm seas and plenty of marine life. The boat is really nice. Its plenty big, very modern and has a nice galley. Parking...More

2  Thank Thomas C
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Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

My son and I did the whale watching yesterday with a Groupon. Good relaxing time. We only saw some sun fish and a few fun whales. Service was good. I may try again some day.

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Response from Matt R | Reviewed this property |
The boats are out of the water for the winter season now. Check back again in the spring.
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