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Boston Whale Watching Cruise by High-Speed Catamaran provided by Boston Harbor Cruises

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Overview
On this whale-watching tour, cruise out to the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary in search of humpback and fin whales, as well as Atlantic white-sided dolphins. Learn about the wildlife from a naturalist guide. The high-speed catamaran helps you save time for other vacation adventures, and you can pack light, as snacks and refreshments are available for onboard purchase.
Highlights
  • Search for whales and other wildlife on a half-day tour
  • High-speed catamaran helps save time on your trip
  • Naturalist guide on board informs you about the wildlife
  • Choose from three outdoor decks or an climate-controlled cabin
  • Pickup and drop-off at Boston’s conveniently located Central Wharf
What to Expect
Make your way to the Boston’s conveniently located Central Wharf, where you’ll use your prepaid tour voucher to board a high-speed catamaran. The state-of-the-art boat allows you to access the sanctuary in just a half a day (slower boats take a full day). Find a comfortable seat on one of three outdoor decks or inside the climate-controlled cabin. As you ride, scan the Massachusetts Bay for signs of marine life. Possible sightings include humpback whales, fin whales, minke whales, pilot whales, and Atlantic white-sided dolphins. A naturalist guide teaches you about the animals’ biology and behavior. Pack light for the tour, as you can purchase food and beverages from an onboard snack bar. After your tour, head back to shore.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02110, USA
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Boston Whale Watch Cruise aboard High-Speed Catamaran
  • See a variety of whales, including Humpbacks, Finbacks, and the critically endangered Right Whales
  • Visit Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary, a rich feeding ground for whales, dolphins, sea birds and other marine creatures
  • Narrated by a New England Aquarium Naturalist as your Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Boston Harbor Cruises
  • Entry/Admission - Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase on board)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The boat is wheelchair accessible, however the restrooms are not wheelchair accessible
  • Don't forget the camera, film and binoculars
  • There is a galley serving food and beverages
  • Wear comfortable shoes or sneakers
  • Bring a light sweater or jacket
  • Remember sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • The location of the whales may require more travel time, extending the trip beyond three hours. Please allow for additional time in your schedule. The average trip is between 3.5 to 4 hours
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 400 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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mariadj2019 wrote a review Mar 2020
Guernsey, United Kingdom18 contributions
Due to bad weather we’d had to wait a couple of days to go whale watching but boy was it worth it. As we left the harbour we got to see a lovely view of the city. During the trip there was good commentary and when we found a whale, Nile, the staff were knowledgeable about her.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Whale Watching Cruise by High-Speed Catamaran
Responded 02 Mar 2020
Hi mariadj2019 and thanks for your review! We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your whale watch and got to see Nile! She's one of our frequent sightings and we love her! We appreciate you taking the time to post about it and hope to see you onboard again sometime in the future.
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VoyagerMinB wrote a review Nov 2019
Pearland, Texas2 contributions
It was a great experience. The whales were so active that day. Staff was super friendly and amazing views.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Whale Watching Cruise by High-Speed Catamaran
Responded 18 Nov 2019
Thanks for the review and five stars MG B! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your whale watch and that you had great sightings! Hope we have the opportunity to welcome you onboard again some time in the future. Have a great winter.
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Colleen P wrote a review Nov 2019
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Still waiting on our refund from October 13th. We had to turn around and come back due to high waves.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Whale Watching Cruise by High-Speed Catamaran
Responded 18 Nov 2019
Hi Colleen P and thanks for your review. Sorry to hear of your disappointment due to the weather cancellation. If your refund has not yet been cancelled, please contact me at jsullivan@bostonharborcruises.com and I can assist. Thank you.
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Leo wrote a review Nov 2019
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Good value. We have been quite lucky having seen a few whales and dolphins. Taking videos is better than many pictures.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Whale Watching Cruise by High-Speed Catamaran
Responded 18 Nov 2019
Glad to hear that you enjoyed your whale watch WMilan18. Thanks for taking the time to post about it and we hope you have a great winter!
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DNT wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
The boat is basically a huge speedboat so going to the locations and coming back was fun. Saw about 6 whales total, one even fully jumped out of the water like a SeaWorld commercial but the guide did say that it's extremely rare for that to happen, something like 1 in 20
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from BostonHarborCruises, Manager at Boston Whale Watching Cruise by High-Speed Catamaran
Responded 18 Nov 2019
Hi darian t and thanks for your review. So glad to hear that you had a great experience on your whale watch and had good sightings - and even a whale breaching! We appreciate you taking the time to post your helpful comments and hope you enjoy your winter!
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Key Details
  • Boston Harbor Cruises, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and 3 more
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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