Newburyport Whale Watch, Newburyport

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Dolphin / Whale Watching · Wildlife Area
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We are located on Newburyport's beautiful and historic waterfront. Our daily trips take you down the scenic Merrimack River and into the ocean where we have the chance of seeing all sorts of amazing marine life in the wild! Common sightings include: Fin whales, Humpback whales, Minke whales, dolphins, seals, shark, and more!

We work with Whale and Dolphin Conservation to be a Whale SENSE company by following the NOAA whale watching guidelines and showing our passion for the marine environment. (www.whalesense.org)

Our season runs from mid-May (Memorial Day) to Columbus Day.

Our full time whale watching schedule:

Monday - Thursday from 10:00am - 2:00pm

Friday - Sunday from 8:30am - 12:30pm

and 1:30pm - 5:30pm.

Check our website for a detailed schedule as it may vary in the spring and fall months.

Reservations are recommended.

Please call 1-800-848-1111

Ticket Prices:

$48 - Adult

$43 - Senior Citizens

$33 - Children (3 years and older)

**Whale Sightings Guaranteed!!**
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Newburyport Whale Watch reviews

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  • Excellent trip. Saw four whales and a pod of dolphins. Staff was extremely nice and knowledgeable. I highly recommend. 
    Excellent trip. Saw four whales and a pod of dolphins. Staff was extremely nice and knowledgeable. I highly recommend.  more »
  • It was amazing to see the whales out in the wild, the staff was very friendly . They also tell you that if you don’t see any whales they refund you with another ticket for another trip and another... 
    It was amazing to see the whales out in the wild, the staff was very friendly . They also tell you that if you don’t see any whales they refund you with another ticket for another trip and another...  more »
  • We had a great time on this whale watch! Not only did we get to look at 4 humpbacks, we also got to see some surface behavior! We learned a lot from the naturalist while we were on the boat. On the.....  more
    We had a great time on this whale watch! Not only did we get to look at 4 humpbacks, we also got to see some surface behavior! We learned a lot from the naturalist while we were on the boat. On the.....  more »
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  • We had an amazing time on our whale watch! The four hours went quickly. We saw numerous whales and dolphins too! All of the staff were super friendly and professional. It was well worth the money. It was a wonderful time and I look forward to going again in the future!
  • This was a fabulous day on the water. We got lucky with only a partially full boat and saw a lot of wildlife on the water. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable, and the prices were comparable. I have been on quite a few whale watching and wildlife cruises, this was one of the best. We will be back again!
  • Such a fun experience! We saw so many whales and great guide to tell us all about the whales we were seeing. The boat was definitely filled to the max which made it hard to find seating so get their early to get in line to get a seat that’s in the shade. It was about 1.5 hours before we saw whales so it’s a nice ride on the boat to the whales and back. Very fun way to spend half your day!
  • Fantastic tour!!! We had a wonderful time and were lucky to see a humpback whale come up close to the boat. 🐋 Naturalist on board was knowledgeable and great at communicating where to look to see the whales. We went on a warm summer day in the afternoon and it was perfect. Would recommend bringing snacks/easy to eat food and lots of water as it’s a bit pricey on board. My only minor complaint is that the location of the boat departure is not clearly marked or communicated. The online ticketing and location on Google maps shows an address on Merrimac Street, however there was no office there or signs. The actual departure was from the waterfront in front of/further east of the parking lot.
  • Such a great experience, the crew was so passionate about what they do! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about each whale we saw, knowing their names and what they’ve been up to the past couple years. Definitely a top notch company in regards to respecting our oceans, they discussed laws and regulations that they follow to protect the wildlife! It’s great to know that we supported a company that cared so much about what they do and providing a good experience without disturbing the whales :) I would highly recommend to anyone and would go again!

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