Whale Watching in Swampscott, MA


Whale-Watching Cruise for One, Two, or Four from Cape Ann Whale Watch

Cape Ann Whale Watch

Central Gloucester

View humpback and fin whales as they feed and play within close range of the 115 ft.

$48 $29

Whale-Watching Tour for One or Two with Al Gauron Whale Watching (Up to 41% Off)

Al Gauron Deep Sea Fishing & Whale Watching

Hampton Beach

Boats travel up to 40 miles offshore in pursuit of humpback, finback, and minke whales, as well as dolphins and sharks.

$33 $20

Swim with Dolphins in Mexico, Caribbean and Jamaica at Dolphin Discovery (Up to 38% Off). 15 Locations Available

Dolphin Discovery

Online Deal

Splash and play with the dolphins during in-water experiences that can include getting a wet smooch or an unforgettable swim

$109 $69

All-Day Fishing Trip for One or Two with Al Gauron Deep Sea Fishing (Up to 35% Off)

Al Gauron Deep Sea Fishing & Whale Watching

Hampton Beach

Fishing parties spend a full day on the ocean catching fish with provided rods and bait

$76 $52

Admission for Two or Four at The Mapparium (Up to 50% off)

The Mapparium®

The Mary Baker Eddy Library

Library features world-known exhibit that includes a three-story-tall globe made of stained glass

$12 $9

Group Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride for Two or Four, or Private Ride for Two from Cornerstone Ranch (Up to 48% Off)

Cornerstone Ranch

Cornerstone Ranch

During sleigh rides, a pair of majestic black percherons draws riders through the farm; private ride includes hot chocolate and s’mores

$48 $26

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Visit for 2, 4, 6, 8, or 10 (Up to 57% Off)

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

South End

40,000-sq.-ft. basketball haven houses shrines to more than 300 Hall of Famers, 70+ interactive exhibits, and a full-size court for practice

$46 $22

Wine Tasting with Wine Glasses, Cheese Platter, and 15% off Wine for Two or Four at Sweet Baby Vineyard (Up to 52% Off)

Sweet Baby Vineyard

Hampstead

Sip six samples of wine while snacking on cheese plates; take home souvenir wine glasses and wine purchased with a 15% discount

$46 $22

Trolley Tour and Harbor Cruise for One, Two, or Four from CityView Trolley Tours (Up to 50% Off)

Cityview Trolley Tours

Boston

Historical sites headline a trolley tour and a 45-minute harbor cruise affords sweeping views of the city

$40 $22.99

Walking Tour for Two or Four from Salem Heritage Tours (50% Off)

Salem Heritage Tours

Salem Heritage Tours

Experienced guides lead visitors on a tour of some of Salem’s most historic sites, including the Witch Trial Memorial

$24 $12

Admission for Two or Four or One-Year Individual or Family Membership to JFK Hyannis Museum (Up to 27% Off)

JFK Hyannis Museum Foundation

Barnstable Town

Exhibits explore the personal and political lives of John F. Kennedy, America’s 35th President

$30 $22

Visit to Exotic Animal Rescue Center and Wildlife Show for Two or Four at Animal Adventures (Up to 43% Off)

Animal Adventures

Bolton

Exotic animals rescued from neglect or abandonment interact with guests during self-guided tours & live animal shows led by wildlife experts

$28 $17

Admission for Two or Four to Cape Cod Children's Museum (34% Off)

Cape Cod Children's Museum

Mashpee

More than 20 interactive exhibits include a tree house, music room, and pirate ship

$32 $21

Tour of New England Reptile Distributors for Two or Four from Zoo Creatures (Up to 50% Off)

Zoo Creatures

Plaistow

Get cozy with a pink and purple python or alligator during this reptile tour

$16 $8.50

Guided Snowmobile Tour with SledVentures Snowmobile Rentals (Up to 43% Off)

SledVentures Snowmobile Rental

Lincoln

Embracing winter is made a little easier with the thrill of piloting a snowmobile over picturesque snowy landscapes

$155 $89

VIP Admission for Two to The Fright Before Christmas from Fright Kingdom On December 9 or 10 (30% Off)

Fright Kingdom

Mine Falls Park

A Victorian manor is decorated for Christmas but free of the usual cheer—in fact, it’s possessed by Krampus and his demonic mayhem-makers

$50 $35

Guided Meadery Tour with Souvenir Glasses for Two, Four, or Six at 1634 Meadery (Up to 50% Off)

1634 Meadery

Ipswich

Tour this family-run operation, producing small batches of mead by fermenting honey from area apiaries and infusing it with local fruit

$54 $27

Trolley Tour for One, Two, or Four from CityView Trolley Tours (Up to 55% Off)

CityView Trolley Tours

Boston

Historical sites headline a trolley tour that affords sweeping views of the city

$38 $19

Spirit and Wine Tasting & Tour for Two or Four with Souvenir Glasses at Flag Hill Winery (Up to 52% Off)

Flag Hill Winery

Flag Hill Winery & Distillery

Learn how grapes and grains transform into wine and spirits during tastings and private tours

$60 $29

Admission for Two or Four to the National Museum of American Illustration in Newport (Up to 50% Off)

National Museum of American Illustration

Newport

Housed in a French chateau–style mansion, the museum showcases the work of more than 150 American illustrators, including Norman Rockwell

$36 $18

Boston-to–New York Tour for One, Two, or Four from Go Go U.S. Tour ($70 Value)

Go Go U.S. Tour

Chinatown - Leather District

All-day tour takes groups around some of NYC’s most famous sites including Times Square and Rockefeller Center

$70 $35

Two-Hour Chocolate Walking Tour of Boston with Six Tastings for 1, 2, or 4 from Best Tours (Up to 60% Off)

Best Tours

Boston

Sample champagne-flavored truffles, chocolatey French pastries, and cupcakes during a two-hour chocolate tour of Back Bay

$50 $25

Sunset Cruise of Boston Harbor

Northern Lights

Downtown Boston

$39.90 $25.25

Go Boston Card All-Inclusive 2-Day Pass includes admission to 50+ attractions for 2 days. Pay Nothing at The Gate.

Go City Card

Online Deal

Card grants free admission to 51 Boston museums, tours & attractions. Save up to 55% off combined gate prices if purchased separately

$55 $49.50

Two-Hour Cupcake Walking Tour of Boston with Five Tastings for 1, 2, or 4 from Best Tours (Up to 60% Off)

Best Tours

Boston

Sample 5 designer cupcakes & desserts while walking around historic Back Bay; cupcakeries include Georgetown Cupcake, Sweet, & Robin’s Candy

$50 $25

Wine Making Class at IncrediBREW (Up to 57% Off)

IncrediBREW

Southeast Nashua

Learn how to make wine as well as taste wines from various vineyards

$100 $49

Distillery Tour for Two or Four of Bully Boy Distillers (Up to 52% Off)

Bully Boy Distillery

Dudley - Brunswick King

Tours travel past mash tanks & copper stills to see how the distillery produces rum, vodka & whiskey

$40 $19

Up to 54% Off Brewery Tour and Tasting at Beara Irish Brewing Co.

Beara Irish Brewing Co.

Portsmouth

From the merchant: Come and sample our brews made with genuine Imported Irish Barley, take a tour and go home with a sleek sampler glass!

$60 $30

Tasting Tour and Take-Home Glasses for One, Two, or Four at Appolo Vineyards (Up to 38% Off)

Appolo Vineyards

Appolo Vineyards

Wines carefully crafted from hybrid wine grapes within a scenic vineyard

$10 $7

Charles River Sightseeing or Sunset Tour for One or Two from Charles Riverboat Company (Up to 47% Off)

Charles Riverboat Company

Cambridgeside Galleria Mall

Captain and crew lead sightseeing and sunset tours past Harvard, Beacon Hill, and historic sights along the Charles River and Boston Harbor

$18.90 $11

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  • Massachusetts Audubon Society
    Five Things to Know About Mass Audubon While its name evokes birds, Mass Audubon's work goes beyond ornithology to cover all aspects of wildlife, nature, and the preservation of the two. Whether it's working with city parks, forests, or the state's massive coastline, Mass Audubon's goals stay the same: conserve, educate, and advocate. Read on to learn more about the society: It predates the National Audubon Society. Two women founded it as the Massachusetts Audubon Society in 1896 (the National Audubon Society began in 1905). The founders worked to persuade women not to wear bird's feathers in their hats, as the fashionable plumes were decimating bird populations. More than 300 species of birds live in or fly through the state. And each year, birders compete in a Mass Audubon fundraiser to see who can spot the most in a 24-hour period. It protects more than 26,000 football fields worth of land. With more than 35,000 acres, the society is the largest private owner of conserved land in Massachusetts. 330,000 people are educated each year through Mass Audubon programs. These include classes, camps, and events geared toward kids, families, and adults at its sanctuaries and in the community. Some of its trails are ADA-accessible. A grant allowed Mass Audubon to add multisensory content such as Braille text, audio tours, and wider boardwalks to trails in eight of its sanctuaries.
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    Lincoln, MA US
    +19788879264
  • Massachusetts Bay Lines, Inc.
    During tours with Massachusetts Bay Lines, passengers can watch the sun dip behind the city from the middle of the harbor. Lights flicker on across the skyline, poking holes in the setting darkness and pinpointing each building's location. All the while, the water laps against the side of the boat, providing a soothing soundtrack. Massachusetts Bay Lines has specialized in stunning views such as these for over 50 years. The family-owned company operates out of Rowes Wharf in downtown Boston, and its fleet includes a total of five unique vessels, instead of just one boat with a different name painted on the side each week. Customers can rent these boats out as private charters, or they can climb aboard for music and group tours of the harbor, which cruise past the 200-year-old USS Constitution and many more of the city's historic sites.
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    Boston, MA US
    +16175428000
  • Boston's Best Cruises
    As the sun makes its retreat into the horizon, the whales of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary come out to play. Their elephantine fins slap the waters with such zeal that the pod seems to be putting on a performance for the catamaran of whale watchers in their midst. This end-of-day nature show experienced by passengers aboard Boston's Best Cruises’ New England Aquarium Whale Watch is hardly a rarity, as the ship’s crews guarantee sightings of these gentle giants with each excursion. Champions of the natural beauty of Boston Harbor and the area’s rich maritime history, Boston's Best Cruises’ expert crew sets sail on cruises to suit all manner of interest. Along with their whale watches, Boston’s Best Cruises whisks passengers away on Harbor Cruises that grant unimpeded views of the Boston skyline and the King Kongs pumping fists within its skyscrapers. The Salem Ferry facilitates leisurely cruises between Boston and the historic city, and aquatic outings to the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area enable activities such as sunset clambakes, hiking, and fishing.
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    Quincy, MA US
    +16174594148
  • Capt. Bill & Sons Whale Watch / Captain Bill
    Capt. Bill and Sons Whale Watch started more than 50 years ago, but the late Captain Bill Cunningham can't take full credit for his business' creation. In many ways, the whales themselves founded the company, though they still made Bill do all of the paperwork. Capt. Bill and Sons originally chartered deep sea fishing trips, but the anglers would often get distracted when a humpback or minke whale breached the surface. Seeing how the majestic mammals awed his passengers, the company decided to stow its fishing rods and set out on whale-watching tours instead. Today, the Capt. Bill and Sons team—which includes son Marc—welcome whale-watchers aboard their two-tiered ship, the Miss Cape Ann. Once they head out into the water, the experts share tips on spotting whales and insights into the animals' behavior, biology, and social structure. Passengers should look sharp for other species as well, as the waters around Stellwagen Bank and Jeffreys Ledge are also home to Atlantic white-sided dolphins and harbor seals.
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    Gloucester, MA US
    +18003394253
  • 7 Seas Whale Watch
    By the Numbers: 7 Seas Whale Watch 15 species of whales have been spotted off the coast of Gloucester 30 feet—the minimum length of the seven “great whale” species you might see, including the humpback whale, the minke whale, the North Atlantic right whale, and the blue whale (the world’s largest animal!) 99% success rate for whale sightings since 1983; if the trip doesn’t spot one, you’ll be issued a voucher for another cruise 12 miles from Gloucester Harbor to Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, so there’s less time spent traveling and more time spent whale watching 149— the maximum number of passengers permitted on The Privateer IV, which accommodates 300, to ensure safer, better views 1 onboard naturalist or marine biologist helps passengers spot whales and other marine animals (such as dolphins, sharks, and seals), then describes the species and the behaviors being observed
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    Gloucester, MA US
    +19782831776
  • Cape Ann Whale Watch
    Since 1979, the whale-watching pioneers of Cape Ann Whale Watch have escorted more than half a million spectators fascinated by the sea's magnificent leviathans on three- to four-hour treks 15 miles off the Gloucester coast, earning it a spot on the Top 5 American Whale-Watching Tours by Joshua Horwitz, author of War of the Whales. Aboard the lightning-fast 115-foot Hurricane II, passengers can witness the natural grace of humpback whales, finback whales, dolphins, and pirates disguised as mermaids feeding and frolicking just feet from the boat. In the course of the approximately 30-mile circuit, a naturalist from Whale Cetacean Alliance narrates excursions, illumining the sight of each water dweller by discussing why whales breach, how to recognize individual humpbacks, and various feeding styles.
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    Gloucester, MA US
    +18008775110
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