Want to see where we keep the really big animals? The New England Aquarium is partnering with Boston Harbor Cruises to give visitors front row seats to view the ocean's most fascinating and magnificent animals. Join us! New England Aquarium Whale Watches leaves conveniently right from Central Wharf.

Aquarium members get a discount!

Climb aboard

Find a time that is convenient for you, buy tickets online or at the New England Aquarium Whale Watch booth, then start your adventure on a comfortable, high-speed and environmentally-friendly catamaran.


What you'll see

Our destination is Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary, a rich feeding ground for whales, dolphins, sea birds and other marine life. This area is home to several kinds of large whales, including acrobatic humpback whales, finback whales, minke whales, as well as pilot whales and the critically endangered right whales. White-sided dolphins may also put in an appearance. Learn about all these fascinating marine mammals from onboard naturalists trained by Aquarium experts. Check out the Whale Watch Log for the latest sightings.


Don't forget your camera!

On a New England Aquarium Whale Watch, you are guaranteed to see whales. Boston is just a short ride away from one of the world's most active marine sanctuaries. If there are no whale sightings on your trip, you will receive a free ticket for a future whale watch with us. Just look at what other passengers have seen!


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