Boston Whale Watching Experience

From: $69   Region: Boston (View all 84 Boston experiences)

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Boston, MA


Seasonal; May-November

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Ride a high speed catamaran on this Boston whale watching experience!

  • Family owned tour operator with over 80 years experience
  • Get up close and personal with Humpback whales, Finback whales, or Minke whales
  • Enjoy a first-class experience aboard our high-speed catamaran with 3 outdoor viewing decks, and climate controlled cabin
  • Great experience for locals or tourists alike

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Launch from Boston Harbor and enjoy the spectacular experience of whale watching on a high speed catamaran!

Our high-speed catamarans are the fastest, most comfortable way to view the ocean's most fascinating and magnificent creatures. Getting you to and from the whales in less time means you get to spend more time actually watching them.

Our catamarans feature 3 outside decks for optimum viewing capability. Inside you'll find climate-controlled cabin space with cushioned seating, tables, and state-of-the-art sound and video systems.

Professional researchers from the Whale Center of New England, the region's foremost authority on whale populations, are onboard for every trip to provide narration.

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Essential Information:
You are guaranteed to see a whale, otherwise you will receive a receipt for another trip.

There is inside cushioned seating and 3 outside decks. Food and beverages are available for cash purchase. Food and beverage selections include sandwiches, hot pretzels, popcorn, chips, nutritional bars, fresh fruit, nuts and cereals, fruit juices, teas, sports drinks and more, including a full bar serving beer, wine and top-shelf cocktails.

3 hours

Maximum Participants:
Up to 400 viewers

Not allowed

Weather Dependent:
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the Experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.

What to Wear:
Dress for the weather and bring extra clothes in case it gets windy. Sunscreen recommended.

Booking Information:
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 14 days in advance of intended date of use.

Cancellation Policy:
Once you have received a booking confirmation, cancellations and rebooking are allowed up to 14 days prior to the Experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel and rebook at least 14 days prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your Experience.

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  1. What should I bring?
    We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or sneakers and bringing along a light sweater or jacket. Sunscreen and sunglasses are a must, and don't forget your camera or binoculars.
  2. When is the best time to go whale watching?
    April through October is great for whale watching. The time of day makes no difference in whale sightings or activity; it is just a matter of convenience for you.
  3. What happens if I go on a whale watch but we don't see any whales?
    If there are no whale sightings on your trip, you will receive a free ticket for a future whale watch.
  4. Is there food on board?
    A full line of appetizing food and drink is offered aboard our vessels. Our galleys offers a terrific selection of breakfast and lunch sandwiches, tasty snacks such as hot pretzels, popcorn and chips, nutritional bars, fresh fruit, nuts and cereals. There's also a wide menu of fruit juices, teas, sports drinks and other beverages including a full bar serving beer, wine and top-shelf cocktails.
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Customer Reviews:

  • Boston Whale Watching

  • September 19, 2013

  • 5

  • Boston

"I thought our guide Orika, was very knowledgeable and very nice., she was very helpful in making sure we got to see the whale and spent adequate time viewing it and learning about it,and as a result, the trip ended up being almost 5 hours, which was fine with us, we also saw dolphins!.....I felt there were too many people on the boat...not enough seating to accommodate outside for the number of people that were on, altho many were inside, but I felt like there were maybe 25 people too many on board., maybe more comfortable with less. Overall, we enjoyed it very much."

  • Boston Whale Watching

  • October 15, 2012

  • 4-half

  • Boston

"The only issue we had was that the experience description listed light snacks included, however they were only for purchase by cash on the boat. We were disappointed that we didn't bring cash so we could not eat for the duration of the four hour tour."

  • Boston Whale Watching

  • July 13, 2012

  • 5

  • Boston

"My wife and I had an excellent whale watch experience. The boat was smooth an quick. The captain was able to maneuver the boat quite close to the surfacing whales. The marine biologist on board was knowledgeable and friendly. The 5:30 tour returns to a picturesque sunset behind the Boston skyline. We couldn't have asked for a better trip."