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Excellent close up sightings of humpback and minke whales July 4

This was an amazing whale watching cruise. We saw over 10 whales up close and personal. Several in the distance. I would highly recommend this tour. They guarantee whale sightings and will give you a free cruise ticket that never expires if you don’t see a whale. They drive you out to a protected area 1 1/2 hours out. You watch for whales in this protected area for an hour. Then another hour and a half back. It could last 3-4 hours depending on how long it takes to find them. You could see the sprays in the distance of the humpbacks. Three huge humpbacks surfaced within a few feet from us and lazily took in air and you could see their blow holes so well. Then they dove down. What an incredible experience! There is a great guide from the New England Aquarium on board keeping you posted on where to look.

Whale Watching Cruise from Boston Reviewed by

Great trip, would definitely recommend it!!

The trip was great and we did see some whales and dolphins!! Unfortunately as we were outside we could not hear any of the commentary at all. When we mentioned this to one of the crew they said if we wanted to listen we had to sit inside, no-one had mentioned this and a lot if us were very disappointed. Also we were not given the guide book/leaflet which again was disappointing. Having said that it was an amazing 4 hour trip which we would thoroughly recommend.

Whale Watching Cruise from Boston Reviewed by

It was truly the way to go. Was able to buy upfront with no hassles!

It was an action packed vacation, to say the least. We truly enjoyed Boston and the history! The Whale watching was magnificent, but other tourists would about knock you down to see. So be prepared for that especially if you have small children, even they are not safe on the sunset cruise. With so much to do, it is hard to pack it all in and we had the 5 day pass. We got to about half of the events listed and a few that weren't..

Go Boston Pass: Save up to 55% on Top Attractions Reviewed by

Interesting & worth it as an ‘easy on the legs introduction to Boston

The tour hits most of the main sights with sometimes fun, sometimes annoying commentary from the drivers. The tour is reasonable value if booked online. The main criticism has to be too few buses at peak times with long waits at the stops, so you wouldn’t want to hop on & off too many times.

Boston: Old Town Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour Reviewed by

The places and food selected by the tour guide were all terrific!

The tour was 5 hrs, but we finished all the eating in 3 hrs., too much food over too short of a time period. It would have been nice to stretch out the food over the full time period. The food itself was great, and the history lesson also very good.