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New England Aquarium Whale Watch

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Open Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Fun with Grandson birthday~~~!!!

It was a great day for a mid Sept. Day in Boston, MA. We packed a lunch and had a great time. Saw... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Peggy M
Taylors, South Carolina, United States
Excellent, well worth it

I visited here with my 70 year old father in September 2018. Before we set off on the trip, staff... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Boston's best whale watch! Experience whales as only the New England Aquarium can present them! Our experienced marine biologists tell you all about these majestic creatures and the other inhabitants of Stellwagen Bank onboard the only fast...more
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New England Aquarium, Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
+1 617-973-5281
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was a great day for a mid Sept. Day in Boston, MA. We packed a lunch and had a great time. Saw lots of whales and they did the Pacific Life commercial right beside our boat. Then we had a couple more put on...More

Thank Peggy M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

1. Speaker on one side of the boat wasn't working. 2. A group of us were told beforehand that the captain would turn the boat 360 to allow customers on both sides an opportunity to see whales close up. THIS DID NOT HAPPEN. A mother...More

Thank Stewart T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited here with my 70 year old father in September 2018. Before we set off on the trip, staff made many announcements to explain that the seas are as rough as they get before they cancel, and that if anyone wanted to change dates...More

1  Thank bp83
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All in all, we saw nine! It was an amazing trip. Great staff. Wonderful docent review—very knowledgeable. We would go again with this group—linked to the Aquarium. Last tour is also a nighttime cruise of the harbor.

Thank hanesmd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did the whale watching tour as part of the GoBoston City Pass with my 3 kids. Ride can be a little long and choppy, so if you get motion sickness, you might want to prepare. I had low expectations, but wow! We must've had 30...More

Thank Miranda D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a blast! Absolutely loved the trip, from start to finish. A great guide, and we were fortunate to a few sightings of 3 whales in a pod, and it was so exciting to see them diving down. Sadly there were quite a few people...More

Thank smallworld7354
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We mostly enjoyed the trip. It was well organised and the whales were mesmerising. Unfortunately the trip was somewhat spoilt by vomiting children all around us and parents apparently unable to deal with this, moving away and looking to others for help? Please give your...More

1  Thank Lexa4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great time in Atlantic ocean and experience marine life right few yards away!!! Dolphins were amazing creatures so energetic and fascinating! Whales were active and we able to see them up-close.

Thank MsLena30
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the 2.30pm trip and had an amazing time. Saw several whales, all helpfully identified by the marine biologist, who also provided a great stream of interesting facts about the conservation area and the creatures in it. The journey back had an added bonus-...More

Thank Liillyanne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Holy Whales!!! We saw so many I lost count. Tour guides were great, loved Sara!! They said that our tour was the best sighting they have seen in a long time. We weren't even out of the bay and saw some, which I guess is...More

Thank Louise S
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July 25, 2018|
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Response from marshaka23 | Reviewed this property |
Get in line early so that you can snag a table inside for the 1 1/2 hour trip to the whales. There's only about 20 tables. Once there, choose a side of the boat to stand at the railing and stay there. They do a good job of... More
June 29, 2018|
Response from Stephanie L | Reviewed this property |
No, but I believe you can buy both together for a reduced price.
June 27, 2018|
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Response from marshaka23 | Reviewed this property |
I think you're safe waiting to purchase until your plans firm up. We went over Memorial Day weekend and knew we were going to be fighting with tons of tourists for the same attractions. However, we checked online the day... More