Boston Harbor New England Aquarium Whale-Watching Cruise

By Boston Harbor City Cruises
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Price is $69 per adult


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Cleaning and safety practices

Masks required
Vehicles and venues disinfected
Personal safety equipment


  • Guaranteed whale sightings in a national marine sanctuary
  • Chance to see humpbacks, finbacks & minke whales
  • Optimal whale viewing from catamaran's 3 outdoor decks
  • Cushioned seating inside climate-controlled cabins
  • Trained naturalist guide from the New England Aquarium

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Boston Harbor New England Aquarium Whale-Watching Cruise

Starting time: 10:00am

Price details

Price is $68.07 per ticket, price for 1 Adult is $68.07


Price is $68.07
This activity is non-refundable
If you choose to change or cancel this booking you will not be refunded any of the payment

What's included, what's not

  • What's includedGuided whale-watching cruise
  • What's includedLive tour commentary in English

Know Before You Book

  • Boston Harbor Cruises guarantees whale sightings on every whale-watch cruise. If you do not see a whale on your trip, you'll receive a complimentary ticket for a future whale-watch cruise.
  • Check-in is 30 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
  • 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.

What you can expect

Cruise through the grey-blue waters of the Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary, scanning the horizon for the telltale signs of spouting, breaching, and tail-slapping whales. With live narration from a naturalist guide, there's plenty to see and learn about on this comfortable catamaran cruise.

Board the boat at Long Wharf and settle into a seat in the catamaran's cozy interior or outside, hanging onto the handrail during your breezy ride out to the best viewing spots. Let your captain steer your toward the the waters Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary, where you can start looking out for whales, dolphins, and squawking sea birds. Listen to your naturalist guide explain a bit about the area's aquatic residents, including humpback, finback, and minke whales.

With your camera ready, look for massive humpback whales leaping out of the water during gravity-defying breaches, find out why they slap their tails in a maneuver known as lobtailing, and learn about hide-and-seek performances known as spyhopping. With guaranteed whale sightings, you're sure to enjoy a fascinating look at Boston's biggest underwater residents.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travelers

Social distancing

  • Social distancing measures in place
  • Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Masks required
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Individually wrapped food options available
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Activity Location

  • Boston Harbor Cruises
  • Central Wharf
  • Boston Massachusetts 02110

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Boston Harbor Cruises
    • Central Wharf
    • Boston Massachusetts 02110

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