New England Aquarium Whale Watch Cruise by City Experiences

Boston Harbor, Boston, MA, USA

In partnership with the New England Aquarium, Boston Harbor City Cruises by City Experiences offers responsible whale watching tours throughout the summer season to Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary, one of the world's most important areas for whale protection, research and education. Because of the protections afforded whales in Stellwagen, passengers might see humpbacks, finbacks, or even endangered North Atlantic Right whales. Stellwagen has so much activity, in fact, that whale sightings are guaranteed. If you don't happen to see a whale on a particular trip, you can cruise again for free. Naturalists lead each tour to provide expert narration about whale habits and behaviors.
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Boston Harbor City Cruises also provides a number of 'extras' for passenger comfort. Each tour includes:

- 3.5 - 4 hour whale watching tour on the Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary
- Comfortable catamarans
- Professional, knowledgeable naturalists on board
- Sightings guaranteed
- Cash bar
- Light snacks available for purchase
- Outdoor viewing decks and indoor spaces with large windows
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This Escape Is For

  • Outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy learning about marine wildlife
  • Travelers visiting Boston who want to experience a unique, off-coast activity
  • Local Bostonians who want to explore their marine "neighbors" beyond the harbor

What Else To Know

  • In addition to whales, you'll likely see a variety of marine wildlife, including Atlantic white-sided dolphins, Atlantic bluefin tuna, Atlantic cod, winter flounder and more than 40 species of birds.
  • Wear casual, comfortable clothing, comfortable shoes, and a warm sweatshirt or light jacket. Even on sunny days, the boat can be chilly.
  • Whale Watches start from Long Wharf, steps from the New England Aquarium, the North End and Faneuil Hall for post-cruise entertainment.

City Experiences's Values

City Experiences goes above and beyond to support the environment and local cultures in all its offerings, and Boston Harbor City Cruises is no different. Through its partnership with New England Aquarium, Boston Harbor City Cruises also puts research and education at the forefront of its experiences. They are also, of course, a member of Whale SENSE. Check out weekly sightings and insights on Naturalist Notes, a weekly blog about the company's whale activity:
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