New England Aquarium Whale Watch presented by Boston Harbor Cruises
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Want to see the really big animals? The New England Aquarium partners with Boston Harbor Cruises to give visitors front row seats to view the ocean's most fascinating and magnificent animals. New England Aquarium Whale Watches conveniently leave from Central Wharf.

The destination is Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary, a rich feeding ground for whales, dolphins, sea birds, and other marine life. Learn all about these fascinating marine mammals from onboard naturalists trained by Aquarium experts. Creatures you might see are: humpback whales, finback whales, minke whales, white sided dolphins, and more.

Boston Harbor Cruises’ catamarans feature 3 outdoor decks to give passengers optimum viewing options while offering an indoor climate-controlled cabin for a comfortable experience regardless of weather.

You will leave your New England Aquarium Whale Watch with a newfound appreciation for the mammals that swim beneath the surface of the cold Atlantic. Save on admission to the New England Aquarium Whale Watch, plus Boston's top museums, sights, and tours, all for one low price with the Go Boston® Card.


March 28–May 8: 
Weekdays, 10:00 am.
Weekends, 10:00 am and 2:00pm.

May 9–May 22: 
Weekdays, 10:00am and 12:00pm.
Weekends, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm.

May 26–June 26:
Weekdays, 9:00am, 10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00 pm.
Weekends, 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm**

June 27–September 7: 
Weekdays, 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 12:00pm.
 Weekends, 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm

September 8–September 27:
 Weekdays, 10:00am, 12:00pm.
Weekends, 10:00 am, 11:00am, 12:00 pm, 2:00pm.

September 28–October 31:
Weekdays, 12:00 pm.
Weekends, 10:00 am, 12:00 pm.

**Saturdays Only
*Weekend Schedule for July 4 and Labor Day


Nov 1 - Late- March