Prescription for Travel Inc.

...........Creating memories since 1990


818 707-0100

Whale Watch Cruise

High-speed catamarans are the fastest, most comfortable way to view the ocean's most fascinating and magnificent creatures. You'll have a good chance to view several different species of large whales, including humpbacks, finbacks, minkes, pilot whales, and the critically endangered right whales. Learn about these amazing creatures from New England Aquarium naturalists on board.

Whale Watch Cruise

Don't miss this exciting Boston whale watching tour in a high-speed catamaran!

Whales cruise off the New England coast from April to November, gathering at the major feeding grounds off the Massachusetts coast. These huge mammals reach more than 65 feet in length. Even a fleeting glimpse is a thrilling and very memorable experience. Among the species that can be seen are finback, humpback, minke and right whales. These Northern Hemisphere humpbacks reach an average weight of about 37 tons and are among the most endangered. It is estimated that only eight percent of their original population remains.

The high-speed catamarans used for this tour are the fastest, most comfortable way to view the ocean's most fascinating and magnificent creatures. Getting you to and from the whales in less time means you get to spend more time actually watching them. The awe-inspiring sight of these majestic, giant creatures breaching and spouting nearby is more than exciting. The World Wildlife Fund named Massachusetts as one of the world's top ten whale-watching spots.

Set sail for the whale watch experience of a lifetime. Your destination: Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary, a rich feeding ground for whales, dolphins, sea birds and other marine creatures. You'll have a good chance to view several different species of large whales, including humpbacks, finbacks, minkes, pilot whales, and the critically endangered right whales. On this tour, you may also see white sided dolphins, which are found only in the North Atlantic. You'll learn about these amazing creatures from New England Aquarium naturalists, who are always on board to share knowledge, answer your questions, and explain the mind-blowing behaviors of these truly magnificent mammals.

The catamarans feature three outside decks for optimum viewing capability. Inside, you'll find climate-controlled cabin space with cushioned seating, tables, state-of-the-art sound and video systems, and a galley offering snacks and beverages for purchase.

Professional researchers from the Whale Center of New England, the region's foremost authority on whale populations, are onboard for every trip to provide narration. Want to feel what it's like to join them? Then this is the tour for you!

Starting At
 
Tour Type
Group
 
Group Size
Standard
 
Activity Type(s)
Cultural, Scenic, Water
 
Tour Duration
4 Hours
 
Activity Level
Easy
 
Tour Leaves From
An approximately 5 to 10 minute taxi (not included, approximately $10 US each way) is required to reach your departure location.
 
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
 
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible rubber soled shoes for walking on the boat. Guests should bring a light sweater or jacket, sunglasses, a hat, and sunscreen.
 
Restrictions
Guests must be able to step on and off the boat. There are steps required to access the upper deck.
Location Overview
Loading Itinerary Content...
About Shore Excursions Group
ABOUT US
Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memories of a lifetime.

We are experts in providing exceptional shore excursions. We understand that in today's fast paced world, vacations have become an increasingly important way to relax, reconnect with family and friends, and experience new and interesting places. With this in mind, we provide the highest quality tours by performing extensive research, and detailed reviews. While other companies also offer excursions, we strongly believe our expertise and approach set us apart. The large cruise lines sell shore excursions - typically in very large groups visiting high traffic sites. We focus on smaller groups visiting more interesting and authentic locations using more personalized local operators. While the cruise lines are experts in delivering cruises, we are experts in delivering shore excursions.

Our Approach
We believe quality service is not only highly valued by customers, but ultimately leads to better experiences and higher satisfaction. Unlike the cruise lines and other tour companies that rely almost entirely on websites, we encourage customers to call us. We want to invest our time answering your questions, providing input, and selecting the excursions that best meet your needs.

Our Tours
Our goal is to provide customers a wide array of exciting, appealing, and enriching tours. For those customers who prefer to travel in smaller groups with more personalized service, we offer a wide variety of small group tours around the world. These tours generally range in size from 2-12 people compared to larger tours which can number up to 50 people. While exploring the destinations and ports on this website, feel free to search for these "Small Group Tours". For those customers interested in private tours, we offer many outstanding excursions that allow you to travel with your party alone and, in many cases, to fully customize your tour. Search for "Private Tours" if you are interested in this experience. Our "Scenic" tours provide up close and personal access to some of the most spectacular natural environments on Earth from majestic glaciers in Alaska to spectacular reefs in the Caribbean. Our "Cultural" tours allow customers to experience local customs, entertainment and culinary delights ranging from tribal dances in Alaska to an outstanding local meal in Santorini, Greece. Our "Active" tours offer a multitude of exciting and adventurous ways to experience our destinations. Our customers can kayak the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, hike to a spectacular waterfall in Hawaii, or bicycle through quaint villages in France. Our "City" tours allow travelers to see the highlights of great cities around the world with unique insights provided by our expert tour guides.

Our People
In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the leading tour guides and tour providers around the globe. We hold our people to very high standards which we measure by our comprehensive Quality Control process and, most importantly, by our customer feedback, which we will actively seek from each of our customers.

Our Owners
Shore Excursions Group is owned by seasoned travel executives possessing extensive experience across many sectors within the travel industry.

Bradford J. Miller
Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.

Michael Bonner
Mr. Bonner has over a decade of experience working in the cruise industry in a variety of roles for both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Viking River Cruises. Most recently, Mr. Bonner was the Chief Operating Officer for The Scholar Ship, a Royal Caribbean program aimed at providing college students onboard educational programs in conjunction with enriching shore excursions around the world. Mr. Bonner also helped co-manage Viking River Cruises U.S. Operations, and he ran the corporate, strategic, and deployment planning functions at Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was responsible for forming Royal Celebrity Tours, Royal Caribbean's land-based tour operation in Alaska, which takes cruise passengers on multiple day tours through the interior of Alaska either before or after their cruises. Prior to working at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton.

Read More

Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.