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New England Aquarium Whale Watch

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New England Aquarium, Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
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Amazing!!

The sea trip is amazing! Whales are awesome!!! The sea ship is nice, new and super fast! Very... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2017
Asia M
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Amazing!!!

We live in Costa Rica and have seen whales out in the ocean before, but nothing compared to... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2017
MineBM
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Province of San Jose, Costa Rica
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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 catamaran in Boston designed specifically for whale watching! Whale sightings are guaranteed on this family fun adventure!
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“humpback whales” (99 reviews)
“stellwagen bank” (38 reviews)
“sea sickness” (54 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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New England Aquarium, Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
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Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

The sea trip is amazing! Whales are awesome!!! The sea ship is nice, new and super fast! Very professional guide who was talking about whales! I am so happy taking this trip. Food and drinks on board.

Thank Asia M
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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

We live in Costa Rica and have seen whales out in the ocean before, but nothing compared to this!!!!! The boat has three floors and covered and open areas; they sell warm and cold beverages and light snacks. It is a four hour trip. What...More

2  Thank MineBM
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Everyone should do this, pick a weekday and not a school vacation week. I picked patriots day which was not overcrowded. Seas were not rough and weather was perfect around 68, but it was real cold and windy on way out and back. I wore...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2017

We went on this trip hoping to see whales and were not dissapointed. We got very close to Humpback and Minky Whales and were able to watch them in action for well over an hour. We also had the pleasure of seeing dolphins and a...More

2  Thank MrsS71
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

We boarded the ship easily and traveled out to sea. A guide mentioned some of the history as we exited the harbor. Then, whales appeared everywhere! The guide was great as she pointed out the various whales as the captain turned the boat so everyone...More

Thank KrisandLori
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

So first off, this boat was way overcrowded. Everytime there was a sighting, tall people jumped right in front of my short self and child. There was not enough room for everyone to see. Second, the waters were far too choppy. People were vomiting everywhere....More

3  Thank jjjjessp
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

What an amazing trip. We have seen 3 types of whale, dolphins & a seal. Oh my! The guide was super, trip was wonderful. Could not believe our luck. The respect shown by the crew for these fabulous creatures was impressive too. Trip of a...More

Thank Jo H
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

I take a whale trip every few months in places like Iceland, Scotland, East coast America...etc and this was the best trip I've been on just because of the captain and guides. The naturalist Danielle was great and talked for the whole 4 hours so...More

2  Thank pink00flamingo
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Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

It was a gloomy rainy day and we decided to give the whale watching trip a try since we were already down by the harbour. The morning trip spotted one whale. Well, to our amazement there were so many it was hard to see them...More

2  Thank barberkim411
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

This was a great tour! It was easy to get to with public transportation or just walking from where you are staying in the city. There was a great food truck parked nearby to grab a bite to eat before boarding. The boat was comfortable...More

3  Thank Elizabeth A
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txgbfan
May 17, 2018|
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Response from Xe96 | Reviewed this property |
Yes - there is a ramp down to the boat and it is level from the pontoon onto the boat.
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Krystal R
August 31, 2017|
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Response from vman09 | Reviewed this property |
The entire trip took about 4 hours... 1.5 hrs out, hour or so with the whales, and 1.5 hours back. Well worth it..
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Lindalu1000
July 2, 2017|
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Response from 411glennr | Reviewed this property |
I agree with cswd2014. Morning or afternoon should be about the same. Take a jacket, because whether it's warm or not in port it's much cooler out on the water.
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