New England Aquarium Whale Watch presented by Boston Harbor Cruises

The Landing

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The Landing on Long Wharf makes a perfect refreshment stop before or after a cruise, after work, or on a summer afternoon.


New England Aquarium Whale Watch

Ride Boston's only 3-hour Whale Watch*

In partnership with the New England Aquarium, BHC presents Boston’s hi-speed catamaran whale watching at its best.  Our catamarans provide the fastest, most comfortable way to view the ocean’s most magnificent creatures.

We get you to and from the whales in less time so you can spend more time actually watching them.  And, from one of our three outside decks for optimal viewing or from cushioned seating inside our climate-controlled cabin space, your view is sure to be spectacular.

Our destination is Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary, a rich feeding ground for whales, dolphins, sea birds and more. It’s home to several kinds of large whales, including humpbacks finbacks, minkes, pilot whales and the critically endangered right whales.

On each trip, NEAQ-trained naturalists will share their knowledge about the behaviors, conservation status, scientific tracking and more of whales, dolphins, sea birds and other marine life.

And, whale sightings are guaranteed, so if there are none on your trip, you’ll receive a free ticket for a future whale watch with us.

Take a look at what other passengers have seen recently in our photo gallery!

* The location of the whales on Stellwagen Bank may require more travel time, extending the trip beyond the scheduled three hours. Please allow for additional time in your schedule.


The World Wildlife Fund named Massachusetts one of the top 10 whale-watching spots in the world, saying, “The "wow factor" here is huge, as minke, finback, and humpback whales regularly glide through the waters, and glimpses of them spouting and breaching are practically guaranteed.”

The Boston A List presented by WGBH and voted on by the users ranked The New England Aquarium Whale Watch the "Best Whale Watching in Boston in 2013."