Your New England Aquarium Whale Watch ticket includes

  • Four-hour whale and dolphin-spotting tour

  • Commentary from a naturalist and aquatic expert

  • See humpback whales, minke whales, and dolphins

Hours of Operation

March 24–May 4: Weekdays at 10:00 am; 
Weekends at 10:00 am and 2:30 pm.

May 5–25: Weekdays at 10:00 am and 12:00 noon;
Weekends at 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 noon and 2:30 pm.

May 26–28 (Memorial Day weekend): 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 noon, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm.

May 29–June 22: Weekdays at 10:00 am,12:00 noon and 2:30 pm; 
Weekends at 9:00 am, 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 noon, 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm.

June 23–September 2: Weekdays at 9:00 am, 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 noon and 2:30 pm; 
Weekends at 9:00 am, 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 noon, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm.**
**Holiday schedule applies on July 4 and Labor Day. Contact Boston Harbor Cruises for details.

September 4–September 23: Weekdays at 10:00 am and 12:00 noon;
Weekends at 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 noon and 2:30 pm.

September 24–October 28: Weekdays at 12:00 noon;
Weekends, 10:00 am and 12:00 noon.

October 29–November 18: Daily at 12:00 noon.

Closings & Holidays

November 20th – mid-March. May be closed on June 17th due to Harbor shutdown.

Know before you go

  • Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure. Tour duration is 4 hours. Children under age 3 will be subject to an admission fee.
     
  • Please note, Go Boston Card holders may enter this attraction until closing or 5:30 pm, whichever comes first. Reservations are not required, but are suggested for weekends and holidays. Dates and times are subject to change.

Getting there

New England Aquarium Whale Watch

US, MA, Boston, 02110, 1 Long Wharf,

Address

1 Long Wharf,
Boston, MA 02110
United States

Closest Subway Stop

Take the T: Blue Line to Aquarium stop. Proceed to the Boston Harbor Cruise's ticket booth at Long Wharf near the New England Aquarium.