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Whale Watching in Boston

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Come face-to-face with some of the planet’s largest animals while whale watching in Boston. Admire these peaceful pelagic giants from the comfort of a boat as they skirt the coast of Massachusetts. Make unforgettable memories aboard a boating tour from Boston, capturing the moment these graceful creatures breach the water. You might even hear them sing if you’re lucky. Discover Boston whale watching coupons for up to 70% off.


 

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Boston Whale Watching Reviews

Excellent crew. Very comfortable ride. Saw some great playful whales and dolphins. Even our commentator was blown away by the sights. Would highly recommend this Groupon!

Cape Ann Whale Watching

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Was a great day, saw plenty of whales and even Atlantic dolphins. Will absolutely go again.

Cape Ann Whale Watching

Absolutely incredible experience. We saw so many whales and a few pods of dolphins. The dolphins were chasing the boat at one point.

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Whale Watching Deals in Boston: Frequently Asked Questions

Boston’s best whale watching tours will bring you close to frolicking pods of dolphins and migrating whales. Below, we’ve answered some of your common questions about what to expect when you board your guided boat tour. Find out how to reserve your spot on the boat with the Groupon Manual.

What is the best time of year for whale watching in Boston, MA?

The summer and autumn months of June through to October are the best time of year to catch whales on their migration along the Massachusetts coastline.

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Pods of these giant mammals make their way up the eastern coast in search of warmer waters. You might want to consider reserving a place on an early morning tour in the summer months – this is when the ocean is calmest. Though the weather doesn't change the chances of seeing whales, calmer seas can reduce the chance of feeling sick while on board.

What other cruises are available in Boston?

Whale watching trips aren't the only cruises leaving Boston Harbor. Some of the best views of Beantown can be found from the deck of a sightseeing boat.

With tour operators taking you past the city's skyline, or out into the nature-rich estuaries, there's plenty to enjoy on a Boston sightseeing boat tour.

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Some of our top tours include:

How much does whale watching in Boston, MA cost?

Whale watching typically costs between $50 and $100 depending on the duration of the cruise. Most cruises last a few hours, so there's a high chance you'll get to spot several whales and dolphins on your adventure.

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You'll likely see different whale species depending on the time of year, with some whales travelling to warmer waters earlier than others. Some of the species you might glimpse on your trip could include fin whales, pilot whales, Atlantic dolphins, and humpback whales.

What else can you see and do in Boston?

Beantown is packed with plenty of things to do, whether you're planning a family adventure or an action-filled day for two.

After you've used your Boston whale watching discount, why not plan for more excitement with one of the options below?

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  • Go City Boston Explorer Pass – get into several of the city's top attractions for less with the multi-entry Go City Explorer Pass for Boston's museums, aquariums and more.
  • Boston Harbor Distillery – go behind the scenes at a whisky distillery and discover what goes into making one of the world's favorite beverages.

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