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
- Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
- Covid-19 precautions
- Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
- Mobile ticketing
- Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
- Duration 3.5 hours
- Check availability to see starting times.
- Instant confirmation
- Live tour guide
What customers loved
"Seeing the humpback fluke was the best!"
"Watching the whales playing and swimming alongside the cruise boat."
"Ride itself and watching these magnificent mammals in their natural habitat."
"Seeing the whales. I think we saw the same 3."
- 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
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:
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.
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.
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.
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
- 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
- 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
The details below may change if you update your current selection:
• 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 passOpen in Google Maps ⟶
What to bring
- Comfortable shoes
- Sun hat
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