Harbor Cruises & Whale Watch Tours, Boston
Well, it was our first time and we didn't know what to expect. It was great! It takes more than an hour for the boat to reach the feeding grounds of the whales called 'Stellenwagenbank'. The behaviour of the whales make it easy to observe them. It often feels like they like to show off to the tourists. We saw one whale "breach" which means jumping out of the water and falling back in the water on its back. Your chance to see this is 1/20. Professional biologists accompany every tour to make observations for science and give excellent information. We opted for the fast-catamaran to save some time. It is more expensive but it goes really really fast! .You get knocked about a lot and you run all over the place to see the whales, not a good combination but only a few unlucky people got sick. And yes, me too (donuts for breakfast).
We took our trip with the New England Aquarium whale watch boat. The day was foggy and we didnt expect to see anything. But when these people say you will see whales they mean it.
Despite the fog they located two humpback whales and we watched them play and observe us for over half an hour. Close up to the boat.
The mist just added to the magical atmosphere.
Take a harbor cruise! There are a number of cruises in the Boston Harbor, departing from Long Wharf, Rowe's Wharf and Boston's World Trade Center.
Mass Bay Lines departs from Rowes's Wharf and has 'A Seafaring Adventure Through Boston's Past.' As you cruise the harbor, actors perform skits and reenact true stories from Boston's past.
For more info, call the Boston History Collaborative at 617-542-8000.
Boston Harbor Cruises departs from Long Wharf and has various cruises in the harbor. You can: Cruise the Harbor Islands; See the USS Constitution; Whale watch at Stellwagen Bank; Cruise at sunset, or choose another themed cruise.
For more info, see their web site at http://www.bostonharborcruises.com/.
One of the classic 'Booze Cruises,' the Spirit of Boston cruises depart from Boston's World Trade Center in the Seaport District. The wait-staff will sing and dance while you dine & drink the night away! See http://www.spiritcruises.com/boston/location.asp for more info.
Where else can you get such a great view of Boston?
Check my Travelogue for photos taken on the harbour tour.
all traveelers must not miss the whale watchand the quiet atmosphere,rather than a hectic and bustling life in other cities(i feel so),and especially the downtown.
you should not miss the whale-watch because you can see the whales,the largest creature in the seas,just going beside you which will be an awesome and exciting experience.
Picked up north of Boston at Glocester, the cruise is to -what, see whales.Duration is 3-4 hours and costs typically is $42 for adults and $36 for seniors. Being old is good.
Boston harbor is a nice place to relax and have some quit time, whatever alone or with friends or family. From the harbor many cruises go to different places around boston, such harbor islands.
And after two hours sailing we find the whales.
I have make a lot of pictures so i must them cut in small pieces, the pictures not the whales.
Here is a picture of the skyline from Boston taking from a boat, we make several trips with a boat.