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Boston Whale Watching Cruise by High-Speed Catamaran

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Boston, United States

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Experience the best of New England’s marine wildlife on this guided whale-watching cruise around the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Hop on a high-speed catamaran that gets to and from the whales in the least amount of time possible. See humpback and fin whales, plus Atlantic white-sided dolphins with the help of a naturalist guide. The on-board galley offers food and beverages for purchase during the trip.
  • Boston Whale Watch Cruise aboard high-speed catamaran
  • See Humpbacks, Finbacks, and the critically endangered Right Whales during your sail
  • Enjoy a scenic whale-watching cruise around Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
  • Narrated by a New England Aquarium Naturalist as your Guide

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Guaranteed whale sightings, or you receive a free voucher for another cruise.
Boston Whale Watch Cruise aboard High-Speed Catamaran
See a variety of whales, including Humpbacks, Finbacks, and the critically endangered Right Whales
Visit Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary, a rich feeding ground for whales, dolphins, sea birds and other marine creatures
Narrated by a New England Aquarium Naturalist as your Guide
Gratuities
Food and drinks (available to purchase on board)

Departure Point

Long Wharf, Boston, MA 02110, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Beginning at Central Wharf in Boston, hop aboard a high-speed catamaran and embark on a whale-watching cruise to Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, a stretch of open water at the mouth of Massachusetts Bay that serves as a rich feeding ground for whales, dolphins, sea birds and more.

From the ship’s three outdoor decks, view humpback, fin, minke and pilot whales, plus Atlantic white-sided dolphins and more with the help of a naturalist from the Whale Center of New England. They share their knowledge about the animals’ behaviors, conservation status, scientific tracking and more.

In between whale sightings, relax in the comfortable, climate-controlled indoor cabin, which features state-of-the-art sound and video systems, the New England Aquarium Education Station and a galley offering food and beverages for purchase.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The boat is wheelchair accessible, however the restrooms are not wheelchair accessible
  • Don't forget the camera, film and binoculars
  • There is a galley serving food and beverages
  • Wear comfortable shoes or sneakers
  • Bring a light sweater or jacket
  • Remember sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 400 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Boston Harbor Cruises

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Boston Whale Watching Cruise by High-Speed Catamaran?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Boston Whale Watching Cruise by High-Speed Catamaran.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Boston Whale Watching Cruise by High-Speed Catamaran?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Boston Whale Watching Cruise by High-Speed Catamaran.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Boston Whale Watching Cruise by High-Speed Catamaran?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Boston Whale Watching Cruise by High-Speed Catamaran.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Boston Whale Watching Cruise by High-Speed Catamaran?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Boston Whale Watching Cruise by High-Speed Catamaran.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Boston Whale Watching Cruise by High-Speed Catamaran?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 400 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Boston Whale Watching Cruise by High-Speed Catamaran.

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Traveler Tips


  • "The catamaran is pretty fast, so bring some shell jackets for wind protection on the dock while the boat is moving at speed and sun protection when the boat is at still." See review
  • "Must do activity in Boston , try to make your reservation early in your trip or stay in Boston, so if canceled for any reason ( weather for example) , still you can do it next day ." See review
  • "Limited seating inside when you are travelling an hour off coast both ways so keep that I mind if you don’t want to stand outside when the boat is travelling." See review

Reviews

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It didn't happen
Diana_F
, Oct 2020
When came to get my tickets they told me the cruise is canceled,I didn't get any notification. it was second time it happened to me(couple years ago because of the storm ,and this time).I am waiting for the refund.
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Pricviator/huge disappointment
Stacy_S
, Oct 2020
the whale watch was canceled I wasn't notified I booked my whole vacation around it checked out of my hotel had to park again walked down to the pier only to find out then! it was canceled on Saturday and I wasn't ever notified until I got to the point of departure on Sunday when I could not make any other plans and still don't know if I've received a refund! awful
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We’ll be back!
Kelly_B
, Oct 2020
Amazing experience!!! Captain Deb and her crew were awesome! We had a whale named Abiss playing right next to and under the boat for at least 20 minutes. My kids said “best day ever!”
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Canceled trip no notification
Julia_D
, Oct 2020
The trip was canceled We were not notified, nothing around is available. Aquarium tickets were sold out for the day . Duck tour was sold out. If I would know in advance about the cancellation I could book that for my family. Very disappointed , I need my money back I I still receive to give a review like the tour happened .
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Incredible experience
Ben_R
, Oct 2020
We had an incredible time, we saw upwards up 6 different whales during our voyage. It was a remarkable experience, the boat was clean, everyone was required to wear masks for the entire journey and the crew was extremely knowledgeable and fun.
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Best Covid boat ride ever!
Lotoyus_B
, Oct 2020
Amazing experience!! Covid restrictions in place but yet a great and safe time. I think it’s better with less people on board personally! The whales did come out to play, I was on a evening cruise around 4pm.
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Sisters
Dawn_B
, Oct 2020
Here with my 4 sisters... this was awesome.. we all had a good time. Seen at least 12 whales and got lots of pics. Thanks
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Amazing experience
Tamara_H
, Oct 2020
The information that was shared about whales was amazing. I sat way in the back of the vessel, so I could barely hear the tour guide until I moved up. Overall, the experience was beautiful to see these humongous creatures move with such grace.
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Amazing experience
Lorna_S
, Oct 2020
This was an amazing experience. We saw around 7 whales and the last 2 played next to the catamaran. Speechless!! I'll do it again.
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Would definitely do this again!!
Kim_A
, Sep 2020
Really enjoyed this experience and saw whales !!! If you don't see any you can come back for free to try again. We saw a few whales and a baby calf. It was worth the price
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