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New England Aquarium Whale Watch

#3 of 41 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Boston Features Animals
New England Aquarium, Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
+1 617-973-5281
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We live in Costa Rica and have seen whales out in the ocean before, but nothing compared to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Province of San Jose, Costa Rica
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Everyone should do this, pick a weekday and not a school vacation week. I picked patriots day... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
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New England Aquarium, Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
+1 617-973-5281

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We live in Costa Rica and have seen whales out in the ocean before, but nothing compared to this!!!!! The boat has three floors and covered and open areas; they sell warm and cold beverages and light snacks. It is a four hour trip. What...More

2  Thank MineBM
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Everyone should do this, pick a weekday and not a school vacation week. I picked patriots day which was not overcrowded. Seas were not rough and weather was perfect around 68, but it was real cold and windy on way out and back. I wore...More

Thank Ssc3201
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We went on this trip hoping to see whales and were not dissapointed. We got very close to Humpback and Minky Whales and were able to watch them in action for well over an hour. We also had the pleasure of seeing dolphins and a...More

2  Thank MrsS71
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We boarded the ship easily and traveled out to sea. A guide mentioned some of the history as we exited the harbor. Then, whales appeared everywhere! The guide was great as she pointed out the various whales as the captain turned the boat so everyone...More

Thank KrisandLori
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

So first off, this boat was way overcrowded. Everytime there was a sighting, tall people jumped right in front of my short self and child. There was not enough room for everyone to see. Second, the waters were far too choppy. People were vomiting everywhere....More

2  Thank jjjjessp
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

What an amazing trip. We have seen 3 types of whale, dolphins & a seal. Oh my! The guide was super, trip was wonderful. Could not believe our luck. The respect shown by the crew for these fabulous creatures was impressive too. Trip of a...More

Thank Jo H
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

I take a whale trip every few months in places like Iceland, Scotland, East coast America...etc and this was the best trip I've been on just because of the captain and guides. The naturalist Danielle was great and talked for the whole 4 hours so...More

2  Thank pink00flamingo
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

It was a gloomy rainy day and we decided to give the whale watching trip a try since we were already down by the harbour. The morning trip spotted one whale. Well, to our amazement there were so many it was hard to see them...More

2  Thank barberkim411
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

This was a great tour! It was easy to get to with public transportation or just walking from where you are staying in the city. There was a great food truck parked nearby to grab a bite to eat before boarding. The boat was comfortable...More

2  Thank Elizabeth A
Reviewed 22 February 2017

The New England Aquarium Whale watch Cruise takes you out into Massachusetts Bay, the Jefferies Bank area on a high speed catamaran. There are many different whale species that live in, hunt, or transit Massachusetts Bay and Cape Cod Bay, as well as all along...More

3  Thank topboom
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How long does this last?
17 May 2017|
Response from Ssc3201 | Reviewed this property |
4 hour trip plus I'd wait in line for boat on weekends at least 1 hour before trip
What is the weather like for mid June 2017? Suggestions for apparel? Is this a good time for whale watching?
14 May 2017|
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Response from MineBM | Reviewed this property |
The weather is warmer than in April but a light coat or windbreaker is useful. Yes, June is excellent for watching whales. Enjoy!!!!
How is parking near by?
22 April 2017|
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Response from Ssc3201 | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking garage right at the aquarium, and lots not far away in the north end or across the greenway near Faneuil hall.