Boston: Whale Watching Catamaran Cruise

Boston: Whale Watching Catamaran Cruise

From £45.48 per person

Join this whale watching cruise to spot many whale and dolphin breeds off the coast of Boston. See these magnificent creatures close up from the deck of your ship with a professional, knowledgeable guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3.5 hours
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  • See whales in their natural habitat
  • Talk with researchers from the Whale Center of New England
  • Enjoy a 3-hour cruise
  • Spot White Sided Dolphins
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Go whale watching off the coast of Boston on a comfortable, high-speed catamaran with maximized outdoor and indoor viewing capacity. Getting you to and from the whales in less time means you get more time to actually watch them on your 3.5-hour trip.

Benefit from the best guided experience, with professional researchers from the Whale Center of New England, the region's foremost authority on whale populations, on-hand to provide you with expert commentary.


After you find your crew at the dock, board the high-speed catamaran that offers the fastest, most comfortable way to explore the Atlantic. 

Make the most of the 3 outside viewing decks, climate-controlled cabin space with cushioned seating, tables, state-of-the-art sound and video systems, and a galley offering snacks and beverages for purchase. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for: 

Humpback whales

The humpback’s name comes from the way its back arches out of the water when preparing for a deep dive. “Megaptera” is its true scientific name, which means “large-winged,” in reference to its long flippers.

Finback whales

Finbacks are second only to Blue Whales in overall size, measuring in at 45-70 feet in length and weighing approximately 40 tons as full-grown adults.

Minke whales

A sleek, small dolphin-like baleen whale, Minkes are the most abundant whale in the world today with a population numbering well over 1 million worldwide.

White-sided dolphins

Found only in the North Atlantic, in waters just south of New England and north to Norway, these playful mammals feed on single prey such as squid, unlike whales, who feast on large numbers of small fish.

  • 3-hour cruise
  • Local taxes and fees
  • Food and Drink (available for purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Prepare for the activity

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    Meeting point

    • Your tour departs from One Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02110, located between the Long Wharf Marriott Hotel and the New England Aquarium • Please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled activity start time • Upon arrival, please proceed to the boarding location of your cruise, where you will present your voucher for scanning and exchange for a boarding pass

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Camera
    • Sunscreen
    • Jacket
    • Binoculars

    Know before you go

    • The location of the whales may require more travel time, extending the trip beyond 3 hours. Please allow for additional time in your schedule
    • The average trip is 3.5 to 4 hours in duration
    • Departure times are subject to change and so your departure time may have changed. Phone and email contact details will be on your voucher
    • Don't forget to bring your camera, binoculars, sunscreen and sunglasses. We recommend comfortable shoes or sneakers and a light jacket or sweater
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 / 5

    based on 626 reviews

    Review summary

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    Sunday 06/06/21 was a perfect day to spend out and enjoy the weather however we have being lucked inside for while for this vírus. They take care of us very well everybody had their masks on that was a girl I can’t remember her name but she did a phenomenon job explaining all sea creatures. I saw the whale couple of times and other fish called mola mola. Boats had a seats for everyone which mad us very comfortable. I will definitely recommend for friends. Perfect for families spend a day together. Can’t wait to coming back again. Thank you you all for your service

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    8 June 2021

    We saw two humpback wells, and the guides could identify the specific individuals from their tail patterns! Given the long length of time of the experience, it was an excellent value for the money. The tour guides were entertaining and absolutely great and very knowledgeable, and the food was tasty and reasonably priced. It was a great experience altogether, whether by yourself or with the family!

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    21 May 2021

    me and my friend went on 18th May 2021. The staff is very friendly and there is someone on each level of the cruise. We saw a juvenile whale and it showed itself for a while. However, the guide did say so much activity was rare. Further ahead we saw the backs of 2 adult whales. It took us about 4 hours. I was a bit homesick middle of the way because of a high tide. Else I am very impressed and it was worth it. I would totally recommend.

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    19 May 2021

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