Boston By Boat

A special project of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay

Whale Watches

Whale Watches depart from downtown Boston and venture out to Stellwagen Bank, home to minke, fin, humpback, pilot, and the critically endangered right whales.

New England Aquarium whale watches depart from the aquarium and run from early April to late October.

Mass Bay Lines whale watches depart from Rowes Wharf, and every day from mid-June through August, and run on weekends in May, June, and September.

Boston Harbor Cruises whale watches depart from Long Wharf and run daily from early April through October.

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