Whale-watching tours offer intimate glimpses of marine life, a luxury once reserved exclusively for those brave enough to dunk their heads into a lobster tank. Witness a less pinchy natural wonder with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $29 for a whale-watching tour for one ($48 value)
- $56 for a whale-watching tour for two ($96 value)
- $109 for a whale-watching tour for four ($192 value)
On cruises that last about four hours, passengers head to such hotspots as Jeffreys Ledge, searching for frolicking humpbacks, finbacks, and minke whales. Tours leave daily from May through October. Check out the schedule here.
Newburyport Whale Watch
Established by Captain Red Hilton in 1967, Newburyport Whale Watch was among the first seagoing outfits dedicated to whale watching in the Gulf of Maine. Passengers hop aboard a boat whose top speed gets them out to prime whale grounds quickly and dissuades punk dolphins from trying to start dangerous drag races. Staying abreast of current sightings, the cruises rarely fail to find some frolicking whales, often seeing humpbacks, minke whales, and even the occasional blue whale. During the tour, a naturalist from the Blue Ocean Society dispenses facts about the majestic mammals to curious guests. An onboard galley offers snacks, beer, and wine.