There are only a few places in the world where you can go whale watching and you will be happy to know that the state of Massachusetts is one of them. While you won’t see too many whales from the shoreline, you can see plenty of them when you take one of the many different whale watching tours in the state.
The different whales you can see in Massachusetts include fin whales, sperm whales, blue whales, sei whales, and minke whales. However, you will see many more humpback whales than any of the other whales mentioned above.
The best time to see the whales in Massachusetts is from the middle of March all the way through early November. However, those dates are not carved in stone and can change if the water is cooler or warmer than normal. Cooler waters earlier in the season will mean the whales will swim up to Massachusetts later, while warmer water means they will arrive earlier. Of course, towards the end of the season, if the water gets cooler faster, the whales will leave earlier than they normally do.
There are so many tour groups for you to choose from for your whale watching goals in Massachusetts. While each tour group offers something slightly different, they all basically guarantee that you will see at least one whale during your tour. Although, you will almost always see more than one if you time your visit right.
If your road trip vacation takes you out to Cape Cod, you must consider the Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises for your whale watching tour. This tour leaves from Barnstable Harbor and every tour is between three and a half and four hours long. This tour operator has been offering tours since 1980 and they have their favorite whales out in the water.
A trip to Boston means you can take a whale watching tour right from the shoreline in the city, so you don’t need to travel too far for this type of adventure. After you board the boat, you will be taken out to the Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary. In addition to whales, you will also see dolphins and other marine life. One of the things that sets this whale watching tour apart from all the rest is there is always a New England Aquarium specialist on board. They can be a wealth of information and will answer any questions you may have.
This tour company has been taking people like yourself out to see the whales since 1946. They have two different whale watching tours to choose from, so you can easily have the experience that you want. The first tour goes over to Plymouth, while the other one takes you over to Provincetown.
These are some of the best whale watching tours in Massachusetts, but they are not the only ones. I can help you find the best tour for the time you are visiting, while also planning the rest of your Massachusetts road trip.
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