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Boston Whale Watching Season and Best Tours

Popular Whale Watch Tours Near BostonBoston Whale Watching Tours

Boston Harbor Cruise Whale Watching - 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 seating, tables and a galley for eats.  


Captain Bill's Whale Watching - Operating since 1979 out of Gloucester, MA - 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.  

New England Aquarium Whale Watching - The New England Aquarium has partnered with Boston Harbor Cruises to give visitors front-row seats to view the ocean’s most fascinating and magnificent animals. Join us! The New England Aquarium Whale Watch conveniently departs from Central Wharf. 


Featuring the only boats in Boston designed specifically for whale watching, with trivia, paper and crayons, snack bar, comfortable main cabin, and restrooms. 

Seven Seas Whale Watch - 7 Seas Whale Watch has been leading whale watching tours from Gloucester, MA for over 30 years from mid-April through October.  Located in the heart of historic downtown Gloucester, The Privateer IV is a most comfortable and elegant vessel to whale watch on.  Sightings guaranteed.


There are lots more activities to enjoy during the warmer months in Boston, including Water Parks, Beaches near Boston, and family-friendly Boston events.  Plan your summer accordingly with our helpful guides helping you naviagate finding all sorts of fun things to do in Boston with your family and friends.

If you are looking for specific events and activities during the summer, our monthly summer guides (Boston June events; and Boston July events; and also Boston August events; etc..) are great resources for highlights about popular things to see & do in Boston during the summer months.

You can find lots more things to do with kids near Boston all year round in our handy guide to family fun!  During the warmer months, you might like to check out some waterparks near Boston,  or find a new playground for your family to explore.