Boston: Whale Watching Catamaran Cruise

Boston: Whale Watching Catamaran Cruise

From $62.84 per person

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
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3.5 hours
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  • 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

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: 

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 1 million worldwide.

White-sided dolphins

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
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • 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
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You 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 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 pass

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Camera
    • Sunscreen
    • Jacket
    • Binoculars

    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

    4.5 /5

    based on 638 reviews

    Review summary

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    Fantastic experience. Boat is very large and the crew was fantastic and very knowledgeable! We had a whale come pretty close to the boat, so that was amazing but you are at the mercy of the animals. We saw a mama and her calf feeding, which was amazing. While we didn't see any jump or come too far out of the water, my 12 & 9 yr. olds were amazed by the size, my 6 yr. old didn't get much out of it. Do NOT forget sunscreen and do not take your favorite sunglasses or hat, you may lose them on the journey to and from (2 travelers on the boat lost their hats)! Fantastic experience to see these amazing creatures and be way out in the ocean!

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    July 30, 2021

    WOW! I highly recommend this tour! It was something I always wanted to do. We rode about an hour and some to the sighting area and stayed there for about half hour. The marine biologist on board was very knowledgeable in whale activity and behaviors and was very informative and interesting.

    July 28, 2021

    Sunday 06/06/21 was a perfect day to spend out and enjoy the weather however we have being lucked inside for while for this vírus. They take care of us very well everybody had their masks on that was a girl I can’t remember her name but she did a phenomenon job explaining all sea creatures. I saw the whale couple of times and other fish called mola mola. Boats had a seats for everyone which mad us very comfortable. I will definitely recommend for friends. Perfect for families spend a day together. Can’t wait to coming back again. Thank you you all for your service

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    June 8, 2021

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