Witness humpback, finback, minke and Northern Atlantic right whales on a Boston whale watching tour from Long Wharf in Boston Harbor. Naturalists from the New England Aquarium narrate this exciting tour that will whisk you away on a custom high-speed catamaran to the Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary—one of the world’s top whale-watching destinations.
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Operated by Boston Harbor City Cruises, the New England Aquarium Whale Watch Cruise lasts approximately 3.5 to 4 hours. The location of the whales may require more travel time, so please allow for additional time in your schedule.
This Boston whale-watching cruise departs from Boston Harbor at 1 Long Wharf Boston, MA 02210.
You'll find 2 nearby pay-to-park garages: Boston Harbor Garage at 266 Atlantic Ave and Rowes Wharf Garage at 30 Rowes Wharf, Boston.
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure time. Please allow time for parking and city traffic.
Yes, definitely! Children under age 3 can join for free. Please select a free ticket for them, as they need to be accounted for on the catamaran.
Yes, light snacks and drinks are available for purchase at the onboard bar.
Wear casual, comfortable clothing and shoes.
Please bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, and a warm sweatshirt/light jacket, as it can get chilly offshore even on warm sunny days. Be sure to bring a camera to capture unforgettable memories, binoculars for optimum viewing, and cash for purchasing snacks and drinks.
Yes, the catamaran has a restroom on board.