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Newburyport Whale Watch

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We had a stunning trip! We saw about 15 different hump backs, 5 minkes 10 dolphins and a sun... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Caroline T
Ripponden, England, United Kingdom
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My fiance and I recently went on a whale sighting cruise, and it was amazing. We saw so many... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Erin H
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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
54 Merrimac St, Downtown Newburyport Pier, Newburyport, MA 01950-4704
+1 978-499-0832
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a stunning trip! We saw about 15 different hump backs, 5 minkes 10 dolphins and a sun fish! One whale - Spoon - was with her calf and a group of 4 sleeping together then flippering for ages. The captain was amazing at...More

Thank Caroline T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My fiance and I recently went on a whale sighting cruise, and it was amazing. We saw so many different types of marine life! It was an experience I'll never forget. Amy, our naturalist, was very knowledgeable.

Thank Erin H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice 4 hour cruise that took about one hour to really get out into the ocean. Great sightings of dolphins, porpoises and humpbacks. Several humpbacks were putting on a show with their fins splashing, almost like synchronized fin-slashing! Also breaching close to the boat,...More

Thank David E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was going to arrange a whale watch tour out of Gloucester, MA for my extended family who had assembled for a family wedding in Salisbury, but a brother persuaded me to book with Newburyport Whale Watch instead. Even the grumpy skeptics admitted that they...More

Thank DrQuincy53
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I have been on many whale watches in the past but this was the best ever. I kn ok w that the boat can"t predict the whales behaviour but we saw everything possible. There was a mother and calf playing in the water with another...More

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Our sea trip lasted 4 hours. Whales that day were a little shy but the crew gave the maximum. We made nice filming, very hard to take a photo shot. Beware of sunburn and don't forget to go around in Newburyport, very nice town to...More

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Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

It was our first time, we purchased a Groupon and made reservations online.The day was sunny and got to see different types of whales.The boat was clean.Staff was informational and friendly.

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Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

This was a very educational adventure. We had our 7 year old grand-daughter who truly enjoyed the experience. We ended up watching 4 separate whales. The naturalist on board was very informative about the whales and the Captain of the boat ensured that all aboard...More

1  Thank mhoff1993
Reviewed July 6, 2018

We were visiting family in Boston and took a day trip to Newburyport Whale Watch. It was amazing. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. The boat was clean and comfortable (even on a sold out trip). The staff answered any questions and our guide...More

1  Thank Linda A
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

This was an incredible experience! Excellent naturalist narration and a large, comfortable vessel made the trip absolutely delightful. It wasn’t overcrowded so I could move around to see everything we sighted. We saw several whales (fin and humpback mostly), seals, and birds. The show was...More

1  Thank allieoop142
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August 5, 2018|
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Response from allieoop142 | Reviewed this property |
I think it’s between five and ten miles out, and then back. Takes a little over an hour each way.
Linda K
July 27, 2018|
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Response from mhoff1993 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are. In fact there were two handicapped people on our adventure.
Reham D
November 24, 2017|
Response from allieoop142 |
No matter the season you should come prepared with many layers when you go on the water! Even in July it can get chilly out there. You can absolutely have a group of 5-10 people go together as long as the date/time has... More