Boston: Whale Watching Catamaran Cruise

Boston: Whale Watching Catamaran Cruise

From $62.84 per person

Join this 3-hour cruise for the opportunity to spot whales off the coast of Boston. See these magnificent creatures close-up from the deck of your ship. Spot Humpback and Finback whales and see White Sided Dolphins frolicking in the waters.

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
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

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Experience

Highlights
  • 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
Full description
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, state-of-the-art sound and video systems, and a galley offering snacks and beverages for purchase. 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. Want to feel what it's like to join them? Get the chance to see: 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 one million worldwide. White Sided Dolphins Found only in the North Atlantic, in waters just south of New England north to Norway, these playful mammals feed on single prey such as squid, unlike whales that feast on large numbers of small fish.
Includes
  • 3-Hour cruise
  • Local taxes and fees
  • Gratuities
  • Food and Drink (available for purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

Your tour departs from One Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02110, located between the Long Wharf Mariott Hotel and the New England Aquarium. Upon arrival at Long Wharf in Boston, please proceed to the boarding location of your cruise, where you will present your voucher for scanning/redemption.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Jacket

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

4.4 / 5

based on 563 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.1/5
  • Transportation
    3.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5
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This activity was phenomenal. Part of it was luck, the weather cooperated and the sea was super calm and visibility was fantastic. The captain took us to a great spot for watching wildlife, and we were able to see every species of whale in the area, seals, basking sharks and a pod of dolphins. The captain was very careful around the whales and didn't get too close, especially to the endangered right whale. The guides were naturalists with the Aquarium, and they were so excited at our wildlife viewings that they could barely contain themselves. The guides also pointed out all sorts of interesting sights along the way, which made the trip more interesting.

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17 May 2021

What an amazing time! The entire experience was wonderful. We saw so many whales, dolphins and seals. The staff was incredibly knowledgeable about all of the animals and the Boston Harbor. Also the kindness of the staff and crew was wonderful. On the way back I went to sit in the middle back to calm my motion sickness and immediately a staff member was helping. Just so kind and gracious.

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4 May 2021

It's a great product but I was disappointed that we only really saw one pair of whales and they were feeding so their appearances were sporadic. I would have preferred to have stayed out later to try and find other whales. I am astounded that you have PLASTIC straws and stirrers at the snack bar!! Really? You talk about the environmental impact of waste on marine life and and use disposable, single-use plastics???

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26 October 2019

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