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Whale Watching Boston | Best Tours & Times to Whale Watch in Boston

May, June, July, August, September and October are the best months for whale watching from Boston with great sighthings. Each summer the whales migrate to Massachusetts and back to warmer water when the weather gets cold. Boston is home to a number of high quality whale watch tours that depart from various docks in the city.

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Boston Harbor Whale WatchingBoston, $$$
Boston Harbor Cruises offers Boston's only three-hour whale watch cruise on high speed catamaran vessels. Three outside decks offer optimum viewing capability and a climate controlled interior cabin provides cushioned...
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Cape Ann Whale WatchGloucester, $$$
This tour offers four-hour trips led by staff members from the Whale Conservation Institute. You can also listen to whale songs with headsets onboard.
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Captain Bill's Whale WatchingGloucester, $$$
Operating since 1979 - Captain Bill's boasts whale sightings on 99.9% of their trips. Top notch crews and naturalists round out this quality humpback whale watching operation.
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New England Aquarium Whale WatchingBoston, $$$
Featuring the only boats in Boston designed specifically for whale watching, with trivia, paper and crayons, snack bar, comfortable main cabin, and restrooms.
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Seven Seas Whale WatchingGloucester, $$$
7 Seas Whale Watch has been leading whale watching tours from Gloucester, MA for over 30 years. Located in the heart of historic downtown Gloucester. The Privateer IV is a most comfortable and elegant vessel to whale...
Yankee Fleet Deep Sea FishingGloucester, $$$
With some of the most experienced captains and crew in the business, you can be certain your trip will be safe, and also of the highest quality. Guaranteed Whale Sightings on every whale watching trip make our excursion the best in the area!
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Possible sightings include humpback whales, fin whales, minke whales, pilot whales, harbor porpoises, and Atlantic white-sided dolphins.